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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
PublisherChandos Publishing
File size2.6 Mb
Release date 01.02.2004
Pages count330
Book rating4.2 (2 votes)
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Summary Aimed at professionals within Library and Information Services (LIS), this book is about the management of technology in a strategic context. The book is written against a backdrop of the complete transformation of LIS over the last twenty years as a result of technology. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively and efficiently to the constant development of new technologies, both in general and within the Library and Information Services profession in particular. It looks at the various aspects of strategy development and IT management, and reviews the key techniques for successful implementation of strategy and policy. Contents Strategy and how it affects LIS work Technology in a changing world - history of technology development and how it has affected LIS work Key issues and problems - summary of the main issues regarding managing technology on a long term basis; what is long term?; how is obsolescence managed?; how do you future-proof?; what does making the right decision consist of?; is there ever a right decision? The next ten years - trends in the types of technology LIS will face over the next ten years; future-proofing LIS Different dimensions - discussion of the various elements of technology and technology management, i.e. technology plus environment and culture, and the various stakeholders. The different dimensions are explored and practical approaches to managing and measuring them is evaluated Planning and management techniques - strategic planning and management within a technology context are described and evaluated, with reference to suitability based on practical usage: both successful and unsuccessful Putting it all together summary of the main ideas, concepts and approaches described in the book, together with a template for the successful strategic management of technology

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