ICT as core business: will we prosper or drown?

McDonald, Carolyn & Davis, Kate (2010) ICT as core business: will we prosper or drown? In VALA2010 15th Biennial Conference and Exhibition : Connections.Content.Conversations, 9-11 February 2010, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia.

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Abstract

Recent changes in IT organisations have resulted in changes to library IT support. Concurrently, new tools and systems for service delivery, have become available, but these require a move away from the traditional ICT model. Many libraries are investigating new models, including Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud computing and open source software. This paper considers whether the adoption of these tools and environments by libraries has occurred as a result of a lack of suitable ICT solutions and support ICT organisations. It also considers what skills library staff need in order to ensure sustainability, supportability, and ultimately, success.

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ID Code: 47441
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: library technology
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2011 00:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 23:15

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