9781555703653

Writing and Updating Technology Plans: A Guidebook With Sample Policies on Cd-Rom

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    9781555703653

  • ISBN10:

    1555703658

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9(2)
Preface: Why This Book and Why Now? 11(2)
Introduction: A Brief History of Library Technology Planning 13(1)
Public Libraries
13(1)
Academic Libraries
14(2)
School Libraries
16(1)
Special Libraries
16(2)
Sources
18(3)
What Is a Technology Plan?
21(6)
What Is the Purpose of a Technology Plan?
22(1)
The Importance of the Process
23(1)
Sources
24(3)
The Basic Components of a Technology Plan
27(16)
The Executive Summary
27(1)
Background Information
28(2)
An Overview of the Library, Its Mission, and the Community or User Group It Serves
28(1)
An Overview of the Process Used to Develop the Plan
29(1)
The Context of the Plan
30(1)
The Current State of Technology
30(3)
The Library's Technology Plan and Budget
33(6)
The Library's Technology Vision and Strategy
33(1)
Goals and Objectives for the Improvement of Library Service
34(2)
Technology Needs and Action Plan
36(1)
The Costs of Needed Technology (A Proposed Budget)
37(2)
Evaluation
39(1)
What Should I Include in My Plan?
39(3)
Sources
42(1)
Defining Your Plan: Some Basic Decisions
43(4)
Who Is Your Intended Audience?
43(1)
What Is Your Planning ``Horizon''?
43(1)
Strategic Plan or Action Plan?
44(1)
How Extensive Will the Needs Assessment Be?
44(1)
How Does This Plan Relate to the Plans of Other Organizations?
45(1)
Sources
46(1)
Developing Your Plan: Gathering Data and Identifying Needs
47(12)
Introduction
47(1)
Initial Steps in Developing the Plan
48(8)
Identifying Stakeholder Participants
48(1)
Identifying Existing Services and Technologies
49(4)
Gathering Data and Identifying Needs
53(3)
Sources
56(3)
Preparing and Writing Your Technology Plan
59(8)
Refining Your Priorities
59(1)
Developing Goals, Objectives, and Action Steps
60(2)
Developing a Budget and Timetable for Implementation Cost Factors
62(3)
Sources
65(2)
Working with Your Plan
67(6)
Implementation Issues
67(3)
Requesting Information from Vendors
67(1)
Installation and Maintenance
68(1)
Time Lines
68(1)
Staffing and Training
69(1)
Ongoing Review and Evaluation
70(1)
Keeping Your Plan Current
70(3)
Midpoint Review
71(2)
What Makes a Good---and a Not So Good---Technology Plan?
73(4)
Good Plans
73(1)
Bad Plans
74(2)
Source
76(1)
Conclusion: Uses of a Technology Plan 77(4)
The Plan and Your Library's Mission
77(1)
Getting the Most Out of Your Technology Plan
78(3)
Appendix A: Technology Planning Resources on the World Wide Web: A Webliography 81(6)
Introduction
81(1)
General Resources
81(1)
Academic and Special Libraries
82(2)
Public and School Libraries
84(3)
Appendix B: About the CD-ROM 87(4)
Alphabetical List of Libraries Contributing Plans
88(3)
Appendix C: List of Library Technology Plans 91(6)
Academic and Research Libraries
91(1)
Public Libraries
92(1)
School Libraries
92(1)
Special Libraries
93(1)
Notes/Credits
93(4)
Index 97(4)
About the Authors 101

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