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Management in a Time of Change (Access Conf. Topic)

By art, Section Events
Posted on Thu Aug 8th, 2002 at 09:00:59 AM EST
How does your organization make technical decisions? Is a Systems Librarian equivalent to a Chief Information Officer (CIO) or a Chief Technology Officer (CTO)? Like most organizations, libraries are often required to read the latest trends, make major technology investments, and must deal with the sometimes-unexpected consequences. The library computing landscape features a broad mixture of mainstream technologies and niche applications, with the web constantly changing the rules for user expectations and what is possible to deliver. In his provocative column, The Cost of Having Analog Executives in a Digital World, Hal Berghel identifies the need for a "strategic technology planner" in organizations that is completely well-grounded in technology rather than having technical expertise as a desired, but not necessarily critical, job skill. As major consumers of information technology, how should libraries cope with and manage technology for both day-to-day processing and providing services to their user communities?

 

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Dreaming in Technicolor, so to speak (none / 0) (#1)
by Anonymous Hero on Tue Sep 10th, 2002 at 07:00:53 PM EST

Are libraries ever in a position where they are not dependent on their parent institution/municipality/whatever? This is a good topic and a nice essay by Mr. Berghel, but are libraries within a mile of the reins of this stuff anyway? (and why does this conference have the same name as a Microsoft product) ;-)

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