June 14, 2021

New Article: “Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System”

The following peer-reviewed article appears in the May 2016 issue of Library Leadership and Management published by the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), an ALA division.

Title

Anything Can Happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System

Author

Josh Petrusa
Butler University

Source

Library Leadership and Management
Vol 30, No 3 (2016)

Abstract

Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services remained unchanged and bound to legacy practices from decades past. For us, the best catalyst for change was a system migration to a cloud-based type of management system. This system migration was tied to organizational restructuring and a new strategic plan, each of which intertwined with the details of the migration project and was underpinned by thoughtful analysis of how to help employees through change. Details of the migration are discussed in relation to how they inspired departmental and organizational change through updated technology.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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