VALA2016 Session 15 Zanders

VALA2016 Conference logo
vala peer reviewed
Tony Zanders
Tony Zanders

Re-aligning library technology strategy: questioning the role of tradition in today’s technology evaluations

Thursday 11 February 2016, 10:50 –  11:20
Persistent URL:

Tony Zanders

EBSCO Information Services, Vic

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s37

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:


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.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.