Forecasting by Committee

May 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

In my last post, I was bemoaning how hard it was to “guesstimate” technology for three years down the road. It becomes much easier when you are part of a committee, especially one in which those who make the decisons and create the budget are part of the discussion. For the first time ever, four of us met and went over propsed technology projects including a new ILS, cloud storage, upgraded telephone system, e-commerce, and increased bandwidth. These are just the “big” items, but we also hashed out smaller things we can do to provide better service to our patrons in the coming years such as web-based instruction and patron self-management for program registration online.

Any time we plan several years ahead in the area of technology, guesswork must be a part of the process due to its ever-changing nature. However, getting guidance and information from my Library committee gives me a high degree of confidence that the concepts and projects included in this year’s Technology Plan will have a good chance of being accomplished within the next three years. The hard work is done… now to get it submitted and approved!

Advertisements

Entry filed under: projects at work.

Dusting Off My Crystal Ball Looking at Formats for Mobile Devices

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


del.icio.us Bookmarks

Blog Stats

  • 13,982 hits

My Twitter Tweets

Recent Posts

Archives

My Flickr Photos

sarah05142015

sarah_zoo

Sarah_mosiac

sarah_forcard

Sarah_ape

Santa2016

patrick_smiling

patrick_smaller

patrick_092016

Joe_small

More Photos

Feeds

All views expressed on these pages are mine alone and may not represent the Plymouth District Library's position or opinion.

Creative Commons License
Well Rounded Librarian by Kathy Petlewski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.


%d bloggers like this: