Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tennant's Top 10 Technology Things To Know for Library Administrators

Academic Librarian and technology guru Roy Tennant writes: “It’s not insulting to say that those who run libraries tend not to know all that much about technology. A very different set of skills are needed to run an organization, and those skills do not often come packaged along with technical knowledge and experience. But administrators need to know some specific things about technology in order to do their jobs well, so here is my list.”...
TechEssence, Sept. 12

  1. Technology isn't as hard as you think it is.
  2. Technology gets easier all the time.
  3. Technology gets cheaper all the time.
  4. Maximize the effectiveness of your most costly technology investment -- your people.
  5. Iterate, don't perfect.
  6. Be prepared to fail.
  7. Be prepared to succeed.
  8. Never underestimate the power of a prototype.
  9. A major part of good technology implementation is good project management.
  10. The single biggest threat to any technology project is political in nature.
See Roy's explanations on his TechEssence blog.

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