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Author Chow, Anthony Shong-yu.

Title Library technology and user services : planning, integration, and usability engineering / Anthony S. Chow and Timothy Bucknall
Published Oxford, U.K. : Chandos Pub., 2012


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Description xxii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Chandos information professional series
Chandos information professional series.
Contents Stone tablets, paper and the Internet: the same old library? -- Strategic planning, organizational goals and technology: what and for whom? -- Customized fashion: finding the right fit -- Technology and budgeting -- Evaluation: is technology meeting the needs of the organization's users? -- Emerging technology trends in libraries
Summary Written as a technology guide for students, practitioners, and administrators, the focus of this book is on introducing current and future trends in library technology and automation within the larger context of strategic and systems planning, implementation, and continuous improvement. Technology is an essential resource for attaining both organizational and patron goals, and planning needs to emphasize the alignment between the clearly defined goals of each. For this alignment to occur on a consistent basis goals must be designed, or engineered, in a systematic fashion where technology fulfils the need to deliver the desired outcomes in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The concept of usability engineering is also examined, where the technology is planned, designed, and implemented in such a way as to maximize utility and ease-of-use for users and employees. Readers of this book will understand both the why and the how of library technology, planning, and implementation articulated in simple, easy-to-understand fashion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available electronically
Subject Libraries -- Information technology.
Libraries -- Planning.
Libraries -- Technological innovations.
User-centered system design.
Author Bucknall, Timothy.
ISBN 1843346389