Hi Ned,

The biggest case for SP is boiled down to 2 things in my mind.
1) its terrible at preservation. If you are just using it as a digital
asset mgmt system its fine, but if you need the preservation component go
with something else.

2) SP is decent at doing everything, but is not good at any 1 thing. Its a
jack of all trades, master of none. If you want to do 1 thing really well
find something else. But, if you need something that does everything, its
almost your only option.

There are probably plenty of other arguments, but those 2 usually sum up SP
in the discussions I have with people.

Jacob Ratliff
National Fire Protection Association
Archivist/Taxonomy Librarian
On Jul 11, 2014 6:41 AM, "Ned Struthers" <[log in to unmask]>

> Greetings list,
> I'm in the midst of establishing a corporate archive/RM program and soon
> will need to make a convincing case for why Sharepoint's Document
> Library/Search Centre  is not a viable option for managing our archival
> digital objects and their associated descriptions. Does anyone have any
> personal experience using Sharepoint for archival purposes, or know of any
> articles/blogs discussing it's suitability (or lack thereof) for this type
> of work? I've always heard "don't use Sharepoint" but am having a hard time
> finding evidence that I can use to support my case for a 3rd party
> solution. Any help is much appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Ned
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