Volume 20, Number 4 April 2000
Looking into the online crystal ball
You don't need a crystal ball to help you plan ahead, as long as
you've got Internet resources
by Janet L. Balas
ONLINE TREASURES column focuses on Internet resources for technology
planning, which are more reliable than a crystal ball. Discusses the
National Center for Technology Planning, an organization that serves
as a clearinghouse for information on technology planning. Says that
the emphasis is on planning for schools, but the materials can be
useful for libraries. Adds that another Web site covering the basics
of technology planning is from Microsoft Corp. and includes a
detailed guide to planning, implementing, and evaluating, and an
article about understanding the E-rate that helps applicants learn
how to prepare and apply for the funds. Mentions a Web document
prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, along
with others specifically designed for library technology planning.
Notes that technology planning requires clear thinking and careful
attention to the process of planning.
Includes two screen displays and a sidebar.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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