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Library Technology Planning For Today And Tomorrow

Author : Diana Silveira
ISBN : 9781538109335
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow is a practical LITA guide that helps librarians achieve success in selecting, implementing and managing new technologies. This step-by-step manual walks readers through each step of creating and carrying out a plan that is customized to meet the needs of their community.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing Library Technology

Author : Carson Block
ISBN : 9781442271821
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Managing Library Technology introduces library workers (including non-technical managers, tech administrators and even “accidental technologists”) to core concepts in technology management and provides strategies that will enable them to master the basics of library tech. The content of the book is taken from the author’s popular American Library Association -approved Certified Public Library Administrator course, “Management of Technology,” and is geared to the needs of all kinds of libraries. The book contains easy-to-follow exercises and tools that have been tested in real-world situations with students as they tackled their own evaluation, planning and management challenges. Readers are also given a roadmap to create a technology plan for their library—even if they have no direct technology background themselves. This book helps library workers understand the underpinnings of technology and how to powerfully manage tech to serve patrons and staff alike. Readers will learn: How libraries fit into the overall technology market Strategies to future-proof library technology efforts Approaches to technology planning that stick – and strategies to keep the plan on track Skills to understand technology investments by understanding the total costs of ownership and the specialized library return on technological investment How to collect and use useful data and statistics without being overwhelmed How to stay current, knowledgeable and comfortable with rapid technological change
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Technology And User Services

Author : Anthony S. Chow
ISBN : 9781780632902
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written as a technology guide for students, practitioners, and administrators, the focus of this book is on introducing current and future trends in library technology and automation within the larger context of strategic and systems planning, implementation, and continuous improvement. Technology is an essential resource for attaining both organizational and patron goals, and planning needs to emphasize the alignment between the clearly defined goals of each. For this alignment to occur on a consistent basis goals must be designed, or engineered, in a systematic fashion where technology fulfils the need to deliver the desired outcomes in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The concept of usability engineering is also examined, where the technology is planned, designed, and implemented in such a way as to maximize utility and ease-of-use for users and employees. Readers of this book will understand both the why and the how of library technology, planning, and implementation articulated in a simple, easy-to-understand fashion. Delivered from academic, public, and school library media perspectives Current and emerging technologies are discussed along with their current and future application in the field of library and information science Technology planning and integration is explained using a systems design process with scenarios and case studies that are articulated in a step-wise, holistic fashion
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Technology Planning

Author : Joseph R. Matthews
ISBN : 1591581907
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Details the purpose and need for a library technology plan, technology challenges facing libraries, emerging technologies, and the current technology environment for libraries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Wired For The Future

Author : Diane Mayo
ISBN : OCLC:1036915148
Genre : Library information networks
File Size : 46.28 MB
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Category: Library information networks

Designing A School Library Media Center For The Future

Author : Rolf Erikson
ISBN : 0838907903
Genre : Architecture
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Explains how to implement new school library standards and demystify changes resulting from technology, discusses budgeting and special needs of children, and includes ten conceptual plans for actual school libraries.
Category: Architecture

Library Technology Funding Planning And Deployment

Author : Iglesias, Edward
ISBN : 9781522517368
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 32.21 MB
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Advancements in technology are impacting many businesses and institutions, including libraries. As such, it is increasingly imperative to research purchasing methods to boost cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Library Technology Funding, Planning, and Deployment is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on the best methods of the purchase and implementation of various technology systems by libraries. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as library systems management, Open Source software, and budget constraints, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners and librarians seeking current research on library purchase and utilization of technology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Information Tomorrow

Author : Rachel Singer Gordon
ISBN : 1573873039
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Information Tomorrow, Rachel Singer Gordon brings together 20 of today's top thinkers on the intersections between libraries and technology. They address various ways in which new technologies are impacting library services and share their ideas for using technology to meet patrons where they are. In addition to a preface by the editor, the book's foreword by Stephen Abram and 16 chapters feature insights and opinions from these library leaders, bloggers, and futurists:
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cases On Educational Technology Planning Design And Implementation A Project Management Perspective

Author : Benson, Angela D.
ISBN : 9781466642386
Genre : Education
File Size : 40.96 MB
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Whether utilizing electronic tools for K-12 classrooms, learning management systems in higher education institutions, or training and performance improvement for business organizations, technology maintains an important aspect in the delivery of education and training in both school and non-school settings. Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective provides strategies for addressing the challenges and pitfalls faced when planning, designing, and implementing learning and educational technology projects. The case studies in this publication aim to provide instructors, practitioners in K-12 and higher education, business managers as well as students interested in implementing education technology projects.
Category: Education

Library Information Systems

Author : Thomas R. Kochtanek
ISBN : STANFORD:36105064152387
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents librarians with information on understanding and using the newest library system technology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Facilities Planning For School Library To Technology Centers

Author : Steven M. Baule
ISBN : 9781586832940
Genre : Education
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Provides information on planning and building a new school library, covering such topics as creating bids and timelines, site visits, technology planning, lighting, acoustics, signage, and computer lab design.
Category: Education

Practical Strategies For Academic Library Managers Leading With Vision Through All Levels

Author : Frances C. Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781610698900
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 35.25 MB
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Looking for tips on how to work towards your overall vision while remaining productive on the frontlines? The book gives you fresh ideas for balancing your managerial duties with day-to-day responsibilities in the academic library. • Presents the first approach to managing, leading, and practicing simultaneously • Incorporates chapters written by 10 different experts from organizations across the country • Addresses the need for professionals with expanding management roles to engage higher administration • Includes a foreword written by a former ALA president
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Technical Services Today And Tomorrow

Author : Michael Gorman
ISBN : 1563085909
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Gorman and a host of distinguished contributors examine the state of technical services. The book is divided into four sections: acquisitions, bibliographic control, automation, and administration. Within these sections individual chapters address such aspects as serials acquisitions, descriptive cataloging, circulation services, and more.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Information Technology And Collection Management For Library User Environments

Author : Walker, Joseph
ISBN : 9781466647404
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 31.37 MB
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Times have changed and library institutions struggle to maintain relevancy in the Information Age. With the inescapable presence of harnessing technologies for information management and access, the role of the library has increased in importance within academic institutions and public communities. Information Technology and Collection Management for Library User Environments brings into focus the new responsibility libraries have in meeting patron needs, specifically with the use of emerging technologies. Highlighting the concepts of collection management, library space planning, and information technologies; this book is a critical guide for library professionals, para-professionals, as well as researchers who wish to meet the diverse needs of patrons in ever-changing societies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Strategic Planning For Social Media In Libraries

Author : Sarah K. Steiner
ISBN : 9781555707798
Genre : Computers
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As we come to appreciate the opportunities that social media opens up, this practical guide provides a scalable, step-by-step plan for creating and maintaining a successful library social media strategic plan. You'll find detailed tips and advice on strategizing for social media services in a way that guides employee decision-making, maximizes efficiency, creates positive patron outcomes, protects against legal repercussions, and builds opportunities for flexibility, change, and new social media platform testing. Author Sarah Steiner guides you through the key steps to build your strategic plan, including how to segment your audience, select a target audience, use focus groups and poll patrons, conduct a SWOT analysis to provide internal strength and support to your plan, and create a mission and vision plan for using social media.
Category: Computers

Modern Library Technology And Reference Services

Author : Samuel T. Huang
ISBN : 1560244585
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Develop improved reference services to keep up with the rapid technological changes in academic libraries with the help of this unique guide. Modern Library Technology and Reference Services includes guidelines for taking on an advisory role in an electronic environment, requesting budgetary support for implementing new information systems, and creating training programs for paraprofessional staff and end-users. Filled with valuable information regarding library planning and budgetary considerations, “technostress” at the reference desk, and the creation of new reference service areas to reflect different service needs, this book is a must for library administrators, librarians, and end-users who want to meet the challenges of modern library technology. This one-of-kind volume provides practical ways to enhance daily reference services, improve the image of librarianship, and bring new users into libraries. It prepares librarians for helping library users with a variety of different search protocols and user interfaces such as online public access catalogs (OPACs), the Internet, CD-ROM LANS, and online searching. All aspects of reference services in the modern electronic technological library are covered in chapters by library administrators and practicing reference librarians who share their practical experiences of how they adjusted their reference services to meet the demands of new technology. Modern Library Technology and Reference Services helps librarians develop a conceptual framework for helping researchers, use online systems and other electronic services, train paraprofessionals, integrate library technology use in the classroom, train end-users in college libraries, work in active partnership with researchers and producers of electronic databases, choose appropriate patron access databases, and effectively manage reference services in an electronic environment.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Transforming Public Library Technology Infrastructure

Author : Ala Office for Research and Statistics
ISBN : 9780838958346
Genre : Business & Economics
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Library Technology Reports August/September 2011 vol. 47 / no.6 This issue of Library Technology Reports, conceived and coordinated by the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics, focuses on the evolution and current state of public-access technologies in public libraries from the infrastructure, services, and resources perspectives. This issue brings together longitudinal data, key issues, trends, and best practices that will provide library staff with tools for planning, advocacy, and service enhancements. A number of prominent library professionals contributed their expertise to this issue. Authors and topics include John carlo Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, Emily E. Wahl, and Kathryn I. Sigler on Public Libraries and the Internet: An Evolutionary Perspective; Nicole D. Alemanne, Lauren H. Mandel, and Charles R. McClure on The Rural Public Library as Leader in Community Broadband Services; Robert A. Caluori, Jr. on Successfully Planning a Scalable and Effective Patron Wireless Network; Nancy Fredericks on E-Government and Employment Support Services; Larra Clark and Marijke Visser on Digital Literacy; and Stephanie Gerding on Transforming Public Library Patron Technology Training.
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Planning And Management For Library Managers

Author : Joseph R. Matthews
ISBN : 1591582318
Genre : Business & Economics
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Guides library manager toward a greater understanding of the role of strategic planning and its attendant responsibilities.
Category: Business & Economics

Technology For Results

Author : Diane Mayo
ISBN : 0838935508
Genre : Education
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Answering two key questions can enhance the effectiveness of current library technologies and ensure that new investments support the library's mission. First, what technologies provide the most effective support for the library's service priorities? Second, what technologies allow administrative functions to be managed more efficiently? Find these answers and much more in the PLA-sponsored Technology for Results, the latest volume in ALA's bestselling PLA Results series. Building from the proven process outlined in The New Planning for Results, this expert step-by-step guide helps technology librarians and administrators create an actual blueprint to achieve results by creating a dynamic technology plan. It is designed to draw from the library's service priorities and patrons' needs to manage and expand current technologies. Access these latest tools and processes to: Focus on technology services that meet community interests Allocate resources to support library priorities Manage technology services based on community goals Build appropriately on available technological infrastructure Continually evaluate and improve processes and resources Using the 14 workforms, librarians can customize the planning process to sustain effective technology programs while expanding and adding where needed. Technology for Results provides the must-have answers for addressing fast-changing technology issues while meeting the library's strategic objectives. No public library can afford to be without it.
Category: Education