What Library adminstrators should know about technology

Roy Tennant has published a useful list on his blog called "The Top Ten things Library administrators should know about technology" The list is available in full on his blog, but these are the headlines:

  • Technology isn't as hard as you think it is
  • Technology gets easier all the time
  • Technology gets cheaper all the time
  • Maximize the effectiveness of your most costly technology investment -- your people
  • Iterate, don't perfect
  • Be prepared to fail
  • Be prepared to succeed
  • Never underestimate the power of a prototype
  • A major part of good technology implementation is good project management
  • The single biggest threat to any technology project is political in nature

Roy makes some useful points, which I'm sure I'll be referring to from time to time.