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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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How not to run a digital library project

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Title:How not to run a digital library project
Author(s):Frank Cervone, (Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Citation:Frank Cervone, (2004) "How not to run a digital library project", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 20 Iss: 4, pp.162 - 166
Keywords:Digital libraries, Library management, Project management
Article type:General review / Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/10650750410564655 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:If a digital library project is to be successful, the project needs to be run in a professional manner, using project management techniques. This article points out some of the most important aspects of project management such as understanding the project requirements, the role of planning, accurately determining budget and schedule, controlling the scope of the project, and developing expertise. In order to accomplish this, the project manager needs to be a multifaceted leader as well as technically adept.

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