The Myth and Magic of Library Systems

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The Myth and Magic of Library Systems not only defines what library systems are, but also provides guidance on how to run a library systems department. It is aimed at librarians or library administrations tasked with managing, or using, a library systems department.

This book focuses on different scenarios regarding career changes for librarians and the ways they may have to interact with library systems, including examples that speak to IT decision-making responsibilities, work as a library administrator, or managerial duties in systems departments.

  • Provides guidance on how to run a library systems department
  • Focuses on different scenarios regarding career changes for librarians and the ways they may have to interact with library systems
  • Includes sample scenarios that speak to IT decision-making responsibilities, work as a library administrator, or managerial duties in systems departments

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Information technology is essential for librarians to successfully guide their institutions towards best serving their patrons in the most efficient way possible. This book is written from the perspective of an information technology professional and written for the information age, providing the necessary information to guide their communities forward. The Myth and Magic of Library Systems describes what library systems are and how to run a library systems department. This book is aimed at librarians and library administrators who are tasked with managing or utilizing a library systems department, or who have some IT decision-making responsibilities. Chapters encompass the explanation of information systems, integrated library systems and project planning. Subsequent chapters go on to explore how to make the most of internet resources in the library, effective budgeting when implementing a technology plan, and appropriately engaging people in problem solving. The concluding chapter provides helpful hints, strategies and solutions.

About the Author:

Keith J. Kelley has recently concluded his IT career as the Director of Systems at Western Michigan University Libraries where he was also Project Manager of the libraries’ ILS replacement project. He managed the library automation group as well as the desktop computing group. He was also an IT expert-at-large for issues in the libraries’ Digitization Center, the Web Office and other areas of the libraries with complex information technology needs.

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