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This book provides a ‘no-nonsense’ guide to project management which will enable library and information professionals to lead or take part in a wide range of projects from large-scale multi-organization complex projects through to relatively simple local ones. Barbara Allan has fully revised and updated her classic 2004 title, Project Management, to incorporate considerable developments during the past decade, including: the development and wide-scale acceptance of formal project management methodologies; the use of social media to communicate and disseminate information about projects and the large shift in the types of project library and information workers may be involved in. The text is supported by practical case studies drawn from a wide range of LIS organizations at local, regional, national and international levels. These examples provide an insight into good practice for the practitioner, from an individual working in a voluntary organization on an extremely limited budget, to someone involved in an international project. Content covered includes: an introduction to project management, project workers and the library and information professiondifferent approaches to project management, the project cycle, the people side of projects and management of changediscussion of project methodologies, project management software, open source software, collaborative working software and use of social mediaproject initiation, communication, analysis and project briefsdeveloping project infra-structure, scheduling, working out the finances and carrying out a detailed risk analysisworking in partnerships, in diverse and virtual teams, and managing change. If you are an LIS professional involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic or research level, this is an invaluable resource for you.
This book is aimed at helping experienced trainers, as well as those who are still developing their skills, and provides guidance on the design and delivery of effective training courses with topics including: the people side of training; use of technologies to support training practices; different approaches to learning and teaching; planning and designing training; delivering training: face-to-face and blended learning; evaluation of training events and continuous improvement; and learning and development in the workplace. This guide uses case studies and examples of best practice from public, school, academic, special, and government libraries.
Are you involved in project work such as implementing IT systems, setting up a website or conducting a customer survey? Or involved in work on local, regional, national or international projects? Do you find that you are working under a wide range of pressures, and need to develop new skills and ways of working in order to successfully manage your project as well as your main work role? If you answered yes to one or more of the above you could use this book. It offers in-depth guidance on project management in LIS. It explores tried and tested methods and techniques for managing projects, including paper-based approaches and the use of project management software. The text is supported by practical case studies drawn from a wide range of LIS organizations at local, regional, national and international levels. These examples provide an insight into good practice for the practitioner, from an individual working in a voluntary organization on an extremely limited budget, to someone involved in an international project. Contents include: the context of library and information projects the project manager the project worker the project life cycle the money side of projects the people side of projects working with diverse project teams management of change disseminating good practice using ICT to support the project legal issues. Readership: If you are an LIS professional involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic or research level, this is an invaluable resource for you.
This practical how-to-do-it guide is ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training. The book covers all aspects of recordkeeping and archives management. It follows the records’ journey from creation, through the application of classification and access techniques, evaluation for business, legal and historical value and finally to destruction or preservation and access in the archive. Based on the internationally renowned training days run by the author and her business partner, The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping deals with records and archives in all formats. It utilizes checklists, practical exercises, sample documentation, case studies and helpful diagrams to ensure a very accessible and pragmatic approach, allowing anyone to get to grips with the basics quickly. The book is divided into four main work areas: - current records: including creation, filing, classification and security - records management: including aims, risks, planning, preparation and delivery - archives management: including collecting policies, intellectual property rights, appraisal, digitization and outreach - archival preservation: including policy, disaster prevention and repositories. This one-stop-shop will be essential for a wide readership including archives and records assistants, librarians, information managers and IT professionals responsible for archives and records and managers of archives staff.
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Project Management Step by Step The proven, practical guide to running a successful project, every time ";A great approach, simple to understand, yet powerful in application. It delivers the project results!"; Dave Keighley, Managing Director Operations and Logistics, NTL You've got an important project to run. You need to know what to do, in what order, to make sure it all runs smoothly. You want to come out of it with the desired result, and looking good. This book is for you. Project Management Step by Step is the proven, practical guide to running a highly successful project, one step at a time. It breaks down the management of the project into easy stages that will ensure you cover everything, at the right time, to bring about a successful delivery. Refreshingly jargon-free, it's a book for anybody who doesn't need in-DEPTH theory and principles of various project management techniques, but rather just wants a foolproof guide to making sure their project runs smoothly, on time and to budget. It offers an approach robust enough to ensure your success, but simple enough to be immediately applicable. This is the fast track guide to becoming a competent and polished project manager. ";This straightforward and insightful approach gives results. It provides enough structure to ensure visibility and reliable delivery without smothering you with paperwork. It's no nonsense real change for the real world."; Matthew Deardon, CEO, BT Directories

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