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Managing Information Technology in Academic Libraries

Anyone involved in systems work for libraries will benefit from this masterful compilation written from the authors' experience in academic backgrounds. Whether the reader is a student pursuing a career in library systems or information technology, or an employee in a library systems office or in a supporting information technology division, the advice and descriptions in this book will prove helpful to readers involved in systems work related to any type of library. Chapters begin with planning and proceed through every possible aspect of the relationships and work involved for successful cooperation among libraries and information technology services. Topics include staffing and reporting lines, and inter-organizational relationships, and proceed through training, daily and periodic operations to research and new technologies. A series of resource materials and a list of additional reading conclude the book.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction and Rationale Some Historical Notes Planning Staffing and Reporting Lines Communication Inter-Organizational Relationships Development Service and Support Training Daily and Periodic Operations CD-ROM and DVD Space Research and New Technologies Summary Resource Materials Web Site URLs References Additional Reading Keywords/Index

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Compiles the experiences of systems librarians in an academic setting.

About the Author

PATRICIA INGERSOLL is the Associate Director for Library Systems and Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, Penrose, Library. She has spent more than 20 years working in academic libraries. Her other research interests include Staff Development and Resource Sharing.JOHN CULSHAW is Associate Professor and Faculty Director for Systems at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Libraries. He has worked in academic libraries for more than 15 years. He has also served the academic library community as chair of the international Innovative Users Group and facilitator of the Rocky Mountain Regional Innovative Users Group.


"Although the information is written specifically for academic librarians, it is applicable to librarians in other types of libraries as well. Overall, a sound, practical resource offering valuable information."-Booklist/Professional Readiing ?Although the information is written specifically for academic librarians, it is applicable to librarians in other types of libraries as well. Overall, a sound, practical resource offering valuable information.?-Booklist/Professional Readiing

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