Retrospective conversion of serials and card catalogue records: a case study of project management in academic libraries

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/12322
Title:
Retrospective conversion of serials and card catalogue records: a case study of project management in academic libraries
Authors:
Darko-Ampem, Kwasi
Abstract:
Purpose To demonstrate the application of project management principles to retrospective conversion of a library catalogue and to share the experience with other libraries. Design/methodology/approach Presents the case of retrospective conversion involving the conversion of card catalogue records and the serials automation at the Faculty of Engineering & Technology Library of the University of Botswana. Findings Highlights on project management concepts as a means of managing library projects for the optimum benefit of the institution, staff and patrons. Research limitations/implications (if applicable) The project involved the conversion of 10,000 manual records and the automation of 250 current journals. Practical implications (if applicable) Identifies constraints such as staffing, training and retraining; equipment malfunction and access to online resources; and conflict of work priorities. Originality/value A case study of project management applications in academic libraries. Both projects involved project scheduling, staff training, scheduling of duties, and writing of in-house manuals, all based on project management principles
Citation:
Retrospective conversion of serials and card catalogue records: a case study of project management in academic libraries. Library Management Vol 27 no 3, 2006 pp 121-133. Available at www.emeraldinsight.com/0143-5124.htm
Issue Date:
Sep-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/12322
Submitted date:
2007-06-08
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Library papers

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dc.contributor.authorDarko-Ampem, Kwasi-
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-08T14:08:50Z-
dc.date.available2007-06-08T14:08:50Z-
dc.date.issued2006-09-
dc.date.submitted2007-06-08-
dc.identifier.citationRetrospective conversion of serials and card catalogue records: a case study of project management in academic libraries. Library Management Vol 27 no 3, 2006 pp 121-133. Available at www.emeraldinsight.com/0143-5124.htmen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/12322-
dc.description.abstractPurpose To demonstrate the application of project management principles to retrospective conversion of a library catalogue and to share the experience with other libraries. Design/methodology/approach Presents the case of retrospective conversion involving the conversion of card catalogue records and the serials automation at the Faculty of Engineering & Technology Library of the University of Botswana. Findings Highlights on project management concepts as a means of managing library projects for the optimum benefit of the institution, staff and patrons. Research limitations/implications (if applicable) The project involved the conversion of 10,000 manual records and the automation of 250 current journals. Practical implications (if applicable) Identifies constraints such as staffing, training and retraining; equipment malfunction and access to online resources; and conflict of work priorities. Originality/value A case study of project management applications in academic libraries. Both projects involved project scheduling, staff training, scheduling of duties, and writing of in-house manuals, all based on project management principlesen
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dc.titleRetrospective conversion of serials and card catalogue records: a case study of project management in academic librariesen
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