Aimed at professionals within Library and Information Services (LIS), this book is about the management of technology in a strategic context. The book is written against a backdrop of the complete transformation of LIS over the last twenty years as a result of technology. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary principles, approaches and tools to respond effectively and efficiently to the constant development of new technologies, both in general and within the Library and Information Services profession in particular. It looks at the various aspects of strategy development and IT management, and reviews the key techniques for successful implementation of strategy and policy.
- Written from a highly knowledgeable and well-respected practitioner in the field
- Draws on the author’s wide-ranging practical experience of major strategy development and project management in technology within the library and information services field
- Provides practical and realistic solutions to real-world problems
About the Author
Professor David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, with eighteen monographs and over 100 articles to his credit. He has spoken worldwide at numerous conferences, led workshops and seminars. His other key professional interest and expertise has been in the field of human resources, where he has also been active in major national projects.
Table of Contents
Strategic technology management
Invention, innovation, improvement, integration
Strategy formulation I: scenario planning
Strategy formulation II: systems thinking
The case studies