Re-aligning library technology strategy: questioning the role of tradition in today’s technology evaluations
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This paper discusses the trends in current library technology evaluation processes, along with the role of first precedent in determining evaluation criteria. In particular, the paper discusses opportunities to rethink the way academic libraries evaluate technology purchases to better reflect the mission of the institution, the mission of the library, while positioning itself for stricter budgetary policies. Further, the author seeks to argue that an open, interoperable library framework is the most conducive to achieving a university’s strategic mission.
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