Wired for the Future

Wired for the Future

by Sandra S. Nelson, Diane Mayo
ISBN-10:
0838934919
ISBN-13:
9780838934913
Pub. Date:
01/28/1999
Publisher:
American Library Association

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Wired for the Future

To ensure that technology is used correctly as a tool to meet library objectives, librarians must find the delicate balance between over-dependence and appropriate use. For public libraries with limited budgets and smaller staffs, planning how and where technology is used in the library is imperative.

A technology plan provides a blueprint against which to measure new technologies and applications, assess future needs, and allocate resources. To help meet the challenge of using technology effectively, the Public Library Association (PLA) offers a comprehensive and practical guide to preparing a plan.

Authors Nelson and Mayo provide necessary tools to determine needs and identify options, select a technology infrastructure, and implement the plan. Reproducible workforms enable librarians to customize key steps to specific situations. "Technotes" describe various technologies and applications available to libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838934913
Publisher: American Library Association
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.62(d)

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