Soutron Global announces the launch of an Information Science Career Page for Librarians and Archivists. On this page we speak to a divergent group of industry veterans who use Soutron to manage information, records, and archive at their organisations.
This new resource features a webinar from former SLA President Deb Hunt, where she asks the question: “What do you want to be called” as you progress your career? The shift in Library and Archive Sciences towards Information Science and Knowledge Services has industry veterans asking that same question.
Interviews were conducted with information science practitioners and leaders, including Tzofit Goldfarb, Vice-President, Information Centre/Archives for HarperCollins, where she uses Soutron to capture the history of over 200 years’ worth of the company’s business, making for an enormous, but easily searchable archive collection. The HarperCollins online collection features divisional and imprint histories alongside records for more than 135,000 books, always with new titles to be added. In addition to book titles, the archive collection holds approximately 6,000 historical book catalogues, thousands of photographs, author profiles and other title artifacts. Tzofit uses Soutron to track original publication date anniversaries to share with the publishing teams for potential marketing campaigns or special anniversary editions.
We also spoke to Kitty But, an archivist for Hong Kong’s oldest and largest land development company (a Soutron client) on the mental health challenges associated with choosing a software vendor.
Finally, in our conversation with John Connolly, MLIS, PMP, he reviews the importance of having a career plan, as Deb recommends, to be flexible because you owe it to yourselves to grow and evolve as the world changes in order to improve upon your self-identification with your work and any sense of prestige.
“I am delighted that some of our Soutron clients took the time to talk with us about their career experiences,” states Tony Saadat, President and CEO of Soutron Global. “During my own career I’ve seen the industry shift from physical libraries to online portals to full information centres with knowledge sharing via end-user knowledge submissions. As the industry shifts, giving consideration to your title, and even adding a tag line helps to demonstrate the value your role brings to your organisation.”
For more valuable career information, listen to our Vertical File podcast where we bring together expert voices to discuss knowledge and information management theories, practical applications, and insightful strategies.