Changing gears: Fast-lane design for accelerated innovation in memory organisations

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Type: 
Article
Author: 
Johan Oomen, Maarten Brinkerink, Bouke Huurnink, Roeland Ordelman
Year: 
2017
Language: 
English
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Tags: 
Sound Heritage, Audiovisual Heritage, SOIMA
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Audiovisual archives are embracing the opportunities offered by digitization for managing their work processes and offering new services to a wide array of user groups. Organization strategy, working processes and software development need to be able to support a culture where innovation can flourish. Some institutions are beginning to adopt the concept of ‘two-speed IT’. The core strategy aims to accommodate two informational technology tracks simultaneously: foundational but ‘slow’ and innovative but exible and ‘fast’. This paper outlines the rationale behind the two-speed IT strategy. It highlights a specific implementation at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, a large audiovisual archive and museum where two-speed IT is enabling the institute to reach its business objectives.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18146/soima2015.2.07

This article is part of the book 'SOIMA: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage'