Volume 20, Number 4 April 2000
Information technology: a simple plan
Here's a radical new approach to IT planning: simplify it!
by Andrew K. Pace
COMING FULL CIRCLE column focuses on planning Information Technology
(IT) for libraries. Offers a radical new minimalist approach to IT
planning that will keep anyone's head from spinning: Make space, pay
attention, and share what is learned. Observes that a lot of IT
plans on the Web seem long on buzzwords and short on real details.
Mentions disk space as one of the most pressing IT needs and also
one of the cheapest, and that a library needs a good plan for
organizing and storing all this data. Says that one of the most
interesting ways to gather information on what others are doing is
to attend conferences, and that if sharing outside the library is
important, sharing within the library is tantamount to technology
planning. Concludes that no matter what the plan is, make sure that
everyone understands it, and as many people as possible have a part
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