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Balancing the Management of Electronic and Print Resources

Computers in Libraries [June 2014]

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Abstract: Libraries naturally strive to allocate their resources proportional with their overarching priorities. But accomplishing the proper balance is often easier said than done. While I donít consider myself an expert in organizational matters, I am intrigued by how technology can either support or hinder the ability of an organization to carry out its work effectively. As I work with libraries of various types in all different parts of the world, I observe that many are caught in an undesirable operational state. The allocated staff time, talent, and effort has become misaligned with the character of their collections and services. Automation systems that no longer fit the operational realities contribute to the problem. The good news is, I also see lots of potential in new kinds of technology platforms that can enable libraries to be not only more flexible, but more efficient.


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Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Computers in Libraries
Publication Info:Volume 34 Number 05
Issue:June 2014
Page(s):19-21
Publisher:Information Today
Place of Publication:Medford, NJ
Notes:Systems Librarian Column
Show FT:N
ISBN:1041-7915
Record Number:19454
Last Update:2014-06-17 13:45:37
Date Created:2014-06-17 13:42:25