This is a great article from the Signal. That blog in my opinion is a must read for all archivists, librarians, or DAM professionals.
I agree what’s important today isn’t necessarily knowledge of various programming languages (something that I thought myself until quite recently) but the ability to show that you can learn new skills.
I think the article tries in well with this podcast April 23, 2010. Panel, “Career Paths for Information Professionals: Looking Ahead to 2020”
I listen to earlier this month, the podcast says pretty much the same thing, but does point out near the end that database understanding, XML, and perhaps some PHP will be useful.
I agree which is why I’m in the process of teaching myself XML though the W3school. More on that in future posts.