The Myth and Magic of Library Systems, 1st Edition

  • Keith J. Kelley
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0081000871
  • ISBN-13: 9780081000878
  • DDC: 025.00285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This title 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. It includes sample scenarios that speak to IT decision-making responsibilities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
List of Figures.
1: Atlantis wasn't a Magical Place and Library Systems are just Library IT.
2: Creatures of Ancient Myth: The Titans and the Systems Librarian.
3: Customers, Patrons, Users, and Unruly Mobs.
4: Reading Users' Minds.
5: Sleight of Hand: Service or the Appearance of Service.
6: Taking on Apprentices: Educating Your Customer Base.
7: Do the Impossible: Slaying Dragons Without Time, People, or Money.
8: Adventure Party Makeup: Building an IT Staff.
9: The Ritual: Analyzing Problems, Providing Solutions.
10: Arcane Strategy: Following the Magic Rule System.
11: Predicting the Future.
12: They Flow Through Us, Around Us, Bind Us Together.
13: Omniscience: Knowing All Things.
14: Superpowers You could Possess.
15: Convening the Council: Meetings.
16: The Crystal Ball: Reporting, Data Mining, and Assessment.
17: Spellbook: Helpful Tips, Strategies, and Solutions.