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ERIC Number: ED364225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-12
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Prior Consent: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows Plan Library/Computing Partnerships.
McDonough, Kristin
The increasing sophistication of information technologies and the nearly universal access to computing have blurred distinctions among information delivery units on college campuses, forcing institutions to rethink the separate organizational structures that evolved when computing in academe was more localized and less prevalent. Experiences in planning for information services delivery with computing and media service colleagues in a library that is part of the City University of New York illustrate the problems and possible solutions of the planning process. Work toward an envisioned Information Systems and Services unit, comprising the library, media services, and two computing centers, is proceeding slowly for a number of reasons. One significant cause of this delay is the fact that initial planning did not include enough staff members and did not represent their viewpoints adequately. The element of the planning process that has most successfully promoted respect has been establishment of project teams in the matrix management mode. Cooperation between library and computing personnel is essential to create and nurture partnerships that can meet the challenges of effective technology use. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: City University of New York; Computer Departments; Partnerships in Library Services