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Shape up your Skills and Shake Up Your Library

Computers in Libraries [January / February 2014]

Breeding, Marshall.

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Abstract: Libraries benefit from having specialists within their organization tasked to manage all the various aspects of technology with the ability to shape it to their specialized requirements. A skilled individual or team tasked and enabled to design and implement the library's technological infrastructure can mean the difference between efficiency and frustration. To handle this role effectively, those responsible need to have an in-depth knowledge of technology a keen understanding of the strategic and operational needs of the library, and the insight to ensure that technology operates in ways that respect its key principles and values. While libraries resemble service-oriented businesses in some ways and seem to be increasingly managed according to business principles, their value and efficiency cannot be measured economically, but according to how well they create meaningful collections for their clients or stakeholders, distribute or provide access to information resources, and provide effective services.

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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Article
Published in: Computers in Libraries
Publication Info:Volume 34 Number 01
Issue:January / February 2014
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
Notes:Systems Librarian Column
Show FT:N
Record Number:18945
Last Update:2014-02-17 10:35:06
Date Created:2014-02-17 10:30:13