Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Crash Course in Technology Planning

Brown, Christopher D. Crash Course in Technology Planning. Libraries Unlimited, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4408-5060-8

From software to hardware to networks and even electricity, if you are tasked with managing IT resources and infrastructure on a bare-bones budget for your library, you need this book!

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Set yourself up for success
  3. Triage
  4. Troubleshooting the individual computer
  5. Mobile devices
  6. Your software arsenal
  7. Inventory
  8. Networks and networking 
  9. Networks, servers, clients, and addressing servers and clients
  10. A short primer on electricity
  11. Maintaining your machines
  12. Procurement
  13. The value of sales representatives
  14. Future planning and goal setting
  15. Dealing with the public 101 : understanding technology literacy 
  16. Dealing with the public 102 : managing your own superhero status.