Web Project Management for Academic Libraries
- ID: 2736526
- December 2009
- 304 Pages
- Elsevier Science and Technology
Managing the process of building and maintaining an effective library website can be as challenging as designing the product itself. Web Project Management for Academic Libraries outlines the best practices for managing successful projects related to the academic library website. The book is a collection of practical, real-world solutions to help web project managers plan, engage stakeholders, and lead organizations through change. Topics covered include the definition and responsibilities of a web project manager; necessary roles for the project team; effective communication practices; designing project workflow; executing the project; and usability testing and quality control. The techniques recommended are drawn from the experiences of the authors and from library and project management literature. The book is an essential text for library staff working as project managers or on web teams, library administrators, library school faculty and students, and web consultants working with libraries.
- Field-tested web project management guidance grounded in the literature of librarianship, project management and web development
- Consideration of the special needs of academic libraries
- Practical, step-by-step guidance for novices and experts in libraries of all sizes
The web project manager in academic libraries
Defining your project
The academic library web team
Library web team dynamics
Planning for organizational communication
Getting user input
Overall and design specifications
Web content specifications
Planning the work
Concluding your web project.
Condit Fagan, Jody
Jody Condit Fagan is Content Interfaces Coordinator and Associate Professor at James Madison University, where she manages Web projects relating to the library's content systems. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters relating to libraries and the Web and is editor of the Journal of Web Librarianship. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland College Park and an MA in History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Jennifer A. Keach is Director of Digital Services and Associate Professor at James Madison University, where she leads a department focused on Web development, software and hardware for library users and staff. She has managed academic library Web projects, both large and small, for more than 10 years. She received her MLS from the University of Alabama.