I blog in several places, almost as if I had never heard of the dangers of diluting one’s “brand”. But whatever, I’m already spread out and now I have to deal with it. So forgive me when I first send you off to another spot where I blog to read “The Top Ten Things Library Administrators Should Know About Technology”. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
I chose that location to blog about that topic since TechEssence.info is a site I created to provide “The essence of information technology for library decision-makers.” You will find a number of summary sheets on library technologies as well as other information that potentially would be of use to library managers. My only regret is not having enough time to keep it a frequently-updated site. But I digress.
So now that you’ve read the “ten things”, what do you think? Do any of them resonate with you? Would you argue against any of them? I ask, really wanting to know your opinion. This is a conversation we really must have to help us all move forward more effectively. Also, I have it on good authority (being on the planning committee) that the upcoming Digital Library Federation Fall Forum, still on for November 11-13 in Long Beach, California, will be focused on addressing an important topic that ties in well with my “ten things”. More information will be coming soon.
Meanwhile, what do you think are some useful strategies to enable your organization to make the most effective use of technology? What are the barriers that prevent you from achieving your goals? Having laid them out on the table, then we can move on to addressing them, and become more successful in the process. And what’s not to like about that?
Roy Tennant works on projects related to improving the technological infrastructure of libraries, museums, and archives.