13 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 296 2018 can’t compete externally, if you can’t first collaborate internally.” The discussion of radical collaboration in this issue of RLI is about breaking down walls between domains, communities, and professions to build sustainable, inclusive communities that are able to solve problems together by leveraging cumulative strengths. Rather than focusing on individual organizations, which also has benefits, radical collaboration in this context focuses on developing communities that build on organizations. Coming Together A primary objective of radical collaboration is to be inclusive—to gather around a shared interest, responsibility, or problem, all of the skills, good practice, and resources, including human. In a new community space, the participants should come from across a range of domains and not be familiar with one another’s missions, strengths, experiences, or norms. It is not possible to know the scope, the desired outcomes, timeframes, level of commitment, and other key factors in successful collaborations without coming together to discuss them. The Inclusion Framework10 (Figure 3) assists with this objective by emphasizing aspects along the spectrum of inclusivity to consider for community efforts. Some facets of inclusion are increasingly familiar, for example, social and demographic, and some will need to become more familiar to bring our best efforts to emerging and evolving challenges for our cumulative communities, especially when technology plays a significant role in finding and sharing possible solutions. Professional inclusion is key to working across domains, understanding what everyone brings to discussions and problem-solving. Technical inclusion includes both the full range of technical skills that may be needed, and an acknowledgment that technology—the skills, the equipment, the training, the opportunity to gain experience—is not equally distributed, creating a have/have- not challenge that radical collaboration can help address. The terms technical and technological are often used interchangeably, a tendency
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