Your department has been given access to the new intranet based on the SharePoint platform. Should you panic or relax? Perhaps, do both but not enough to raise your blood pressure. SharePoint is not the culprit for department clutter on the intranet. Before you start making plans on moving your collection into your department’s SharePoint site, find out the following: Point of contact for the SharePoint site; Metadata; Metadata structure; Type of permissions that exist on the SharePoint site; Collection format.
Point of Contact
Departments look to the Records Manager, Library Director, and Knowledge Manager, for example, to be the main person who will be instrumental in organizing the collection on their department’s SharePoint Site. Unfortunately, many times it hardly goes to the next step and clutter begins to grow in the department’s site.
The next step would require you to find out who created the basic SharePoint site…
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