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Title:Negotiating for computer services: Must the librarian be underdog?
Author(s):Brady, Ronald W.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Abstract:Negotiating for computer services is a subject that should not be all that controversial. After all, computer services in many forms have been used for a long time now. Further, I do not feel that the librarian must always be the underdog in negotiating for computer services. During the last several years, I have been involved in negotiating for computing services in various organizational arrangements at several different universities. These arrangements have included many different attempts to plan for, budget, manage, evaluate, upgrade and centralize/decentralize computing services, and each attempt had its own rationale. In reviewing the history of these different organizational strategies, it is clear that, although they are convincing individually, they do not form a cohesive group and thus do not create an overall scheme for all users for all time.
Issue Date:1977
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Negotiating for computer services: Papers presented at the 1977 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 24-27, 1977, ed. J.L. Divilbiss. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 3-8.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (14th : 1977)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1978.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-06-30

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