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Stepping Away from the Silos by Margaret Coutts

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Chapter 5

The Future for Collaboration

Abstract

The partial coherence underlying UK digitised content revives the issue of a national digitisation strategy. Recent developments in the European Union, Sweden, France, Norway and Australia offer comparisons with the UK, but the complex strategic environment in Britain would undermine a renewed initiative. There is potential to capitalise on the collaborative culture of the heritage, cultural and educational organisations. If a full digitisation strategy were to prove too challenging, there is scope to concentrate on content selection. The actual and potential areas of critical mass in existing content suggest a de facto strategy. This could be the basis of a national framework which identifies current ...

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