Institution wide information strategies: a CNI initiative
Information technology and libraries
Copyright (c) 1998 Library Information and Technology Association
Abstract: The Institution Wide Information Strategies project was conceived by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) as an initiative at the intersection of two powerful forces in education and research: the rapidly changing network platform (which includes telecommunications networks, network-centric computing, and networked information resources) and the emerging network organization. The project sought to assist the higher education community in understanding, describing, and promoting institution-wide strategies for networked information resource and service development across five major dimensions: 1) technology platforms, 2) financial resources, 3) organizational and human resources, 4) policies and practices, and 5) strategic alignment. Through a series of case studies, the initiative addressed the following two questions: How does an institution coordinate its activities and allocate its resources to best manage and support its use of information and information technology? What are the critical issues and "best practices" with respect to information and information technology.