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Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations by Christopher Barth

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Assessing possibilities for convergence: Reading the river

Abstract:

Who are the key players when considering a converged organization? What are the hallmarks of organizations where convergence could be a significant and positive development? There are institutional and organizational environments that can foster converged organizations, and conditions that can make development very difficult. This chapter will provide assessment guidance for campus and organizational leaders (presidents, provosts, deans, library leaders, technology leaders) as well as library and technology staff to determine the readiness for convergence in their organization.

Key words

assessment

institutional readiness

leadership

cost

organizational structure

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