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Library Technology and User Services: Planning, Integration, and Usability Engineering (Chandos Information Professional) (Paperback)

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Description


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 a simple, easy-to-understand fashion.

About the Author


Dr. Anthony S. Chow teaches Library Management and Technology as Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Tim Bucknall is Assistant Dean of Libraries and Head of Electronic Resources and Information Technologies for the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781843346388
ISBN-10: 1843346389
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Publication Date: November 9th, 2011
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Chandos Information Professional