Implement a Technology Plan
As the poet Robert Burns once said, "The best laid plans of mice and men go oft awry." The sad truth is that many technology plans sit on a shelf and are never carried out. Implementation is not automatic. It requires conscious planning in its own right. Even if you have been working with a consultant to construct your technology plan, managing the implementation is your library's task. Only you can think through who can carry out different aspects of the plan and when they will do it.
The keys to a successful implementation
Do you need more help?
If you can't seem to accomplish these steps, or you get stuck somewhere along the way, there are some free online resources designed specifically to help nonprofits with technology planning and assessment. TechAtlas provides resources that enable you to evaluate your current technology, determine the improvements needed, and map out a blueprint on how to accomplish your future technology goals. Library systems can use TechAtlas to develop their own proprietary assessment tools specifically targeted toward their systems. TechAtlas can also assist you in compiling an inventory of your technology assets, such as hardware, software, networks, and peripherals, as well as the skill level of your staff.
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