March 05, 2005

CIL Workshop: Technology Planning for Libraries: Avoiding Technolust & Technobust

Technology Planning for Libraries: Avoiding Technolust & Technobust
Tuesday March 15th 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Michael Stephens, Special Projects Librarian, St. Joseph County Public Library
Aaron Schmidt, Reference Librarian, Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Deploying new technologies requires effective technology planning. How do we serve our users with innovative technology and still remain within our budgets? Michael Stephens discusses current hot technologies such as RFID, WiFi, MP3, DRM, and federated searching and how they might fit into library technology plans. He covers what to consider when planning new technology initiatives, including: cost, training, ROI, staffing, etc. Technolust (defined as wanting technology for the sake of technology) is a frequent pitfall for technology enthusiasts. Learn how to create a well-written technology plan that serves as a guide to help you avoid technobust!

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