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Convergence of Libraries and Technology Organizations by Christopher Barth

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Organizational design in converged organizations: Streamlining the vessel

Abstract:

Definitions and designs of converged organizations vary widely. In addition, convergence can appear within an organization in both physical and virtual ways. This chapter will provide a framework for considering questions of organizational design and theory for those working to build a structure for converged organizations.

Key words

organizational theory

organizational design

authority

hierarchy

integration

alignment

chief information officer

reporting

cabinet

autonomy

information commons

service points

staff workspaces

leadership

meetings

communication

information fluency

training

teaching

constituents

support models

team structures

resource allocation ...

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