Web Project Management for Academic Libraries by Jody Condit Fagan;Jennifer A. Keach

By Jody Condit Fagan;Jennifer A. Keach

Coping with the method of creating and protecting an efficient library web site might be as tough as designing the product itself. net undertaking administration for educational Libraries outlines the easiest practices for handling profitable tasks regarding the tutorial library web site. The publication is a set of functional, real-world strategies to assist net undertaking managers plan, have interaction stakeholders, and lead agencies via switch. issues lined comprise the definition and tasks of an online venture supervisor; useful roles for the undertaking staff; powerful verbal exchange practices; designing venture workflow; executing the undertaking; and usefulness trying out and quality controls. The innovations prompt are drawn from the reports of the authors and from library and undertaking administration literature. The booklet is an important textual content for library employees operating as venture managers or on net groups, library directors, library tuition college and scholars, and internet specialists operating with libraries.

  • Field-tested net venture administration counsel grounded within the literature of librarianship, undertaking administration and internet development
  • Consideration of the specific wishes of educational libraries
  • Practical, step by step assistance for newbies and specialists in libraries of all sizes

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If you can frame your needs in terms of those measures, it will be that much easier for them to decide to send resources or help your way. For Association of Research Libraries members, the ‘ARL ranking’ is one measure that is important to deans, provosts, and other high-level administrators. Other libraries may report statistics to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and prepare annual reports based on these numbers. Library administrators may also be required to submit strategic plan objectives in response to a university strategic planning effort.

Some campus web offices control all design considerations for the library website. Others have web templates and style guides that every part of the institution must follow (Lombard and Hite 2007). 32 Environmental realities Others simply ask their units to use a standard logo in the same place on each page. A 2005 article by Sarah Houghton spelled out several ways a library’s website can be limited by the larger organization’s web; we have added some more to create the list below: Technical limitations that apply to the larger organization’s site also apply to the library’s site.

Get to know the policy makers and enforcers Find out who is responsible for creating the organization’s templates, setting the organization’s web guidelines, and establishing project priorities. Get to know them and their team members. Perhaps they are frustrated with some of the current limitations as well, and would welcome an ally in an ongoing dialogue with a high-level administrator. Perhaps they are unaware of tools they could use to verify accessibility compliance, or would welcome help with a usability test of the university navigation.

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