On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM, Deirdre F Joyce <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks to Stephen for asking the question. We are starting to get ready to
> go through a similar process, so I have appreciated everyone's insights and
> resources as well.
My guess is a number of others are wondering the same thing. Several people
have privately expressed to me anxiety about posting here out of fear of
being perceived as dumb, which is unfortunate. No one is born knowing this
stuff -- if anyone thinks less of someone else for asking a question who
wasn't exposed to the same opportunities, it reflects negatively on the
person making the judgement rather than the person being judged. I
personally think people would learn more, have more fun, and feel more
connected if people felt more comfortable asking basic questions.
Back to the original question, the comparison matrix is a good place to
start. As you go through it, it's important to be mindful that what looks
like neat "yes" and "no" answers really are "it depends." The word
"support" is slippery when it comes to functionality and standards. How
that support is manifested is what's really important, and all systems
present significant gotchas and opportunities that have a huge impact on
outcomes that won't show up in charts. Don't forget legal and local
computing compliance/environment stuff as different approaches interface
with these things in very different ways.
For repositories and DAMs, my gut reaction would be to find individuals who
have been through the process, grok your needs, and do the boots on the
ground work -- you can learn more in a short conversation than you would
spending many hours reading, discussing, and testing different systems.