Interview AnalysisRobert RyderLIS 630
Western Carolina University 9,500 students Located 50 miles southwest of Asheville, NC Hunter Library is largest librar...
Hardware and Software Library is on centralized campus network Has seven servers, one hosted on campus 50+ public PCs m...
Hardware and Software Uses Iliad for interlibrary loan and content DM platform Uses Sierra as its integrated library sys...
Technology Funding Library receives no dedicated library funding Shares funds from equipment budget Lack of funding lea...
Outside Funding Library often seeks funding through grants Digital library office run mainly through grants Update of i...
Technological Needs Assessment Perform LibQual survey every two years More assessment needed to determine needs
Computer Literacy Library does not teach computer skills Focuses on teaching research skills Instructs students on use ...
E-books The library has thousands of e-books available Loans Kindles It is unclear to what degree students are taking  ...
Technological Competencies With heavy dependence on technology, tech  competencies are vital Technology as a tool and no...
Staying Current Uses Google Reader as an RSS aggregator Includes EduCause, Inside Higher Ed, and other  publications St...
Projects Working to catch up in the area of digitization Working with other campus entities to start digitization  progr...
Conclusion Funding issues are significant Uses grants to try to meet funding needs Technology managers must work to rem...
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  1. 1. Interview AnalysisRobert RyderLIS 630
  2. 2. Western Carolina University 9,500 students Located 50 miles southwest of Asheville, NC Hunter Library is largest library in western North Carolina
  3. 3. Hardware and Software Library is on centralized campus network Has seven servers, one hosted on campus 50+ public PCs maintained by library tech staff Staff of four including the head of library technology services They manage the library catalog, integrated library system, and other library software
  4. 4. Hardware and Software Uses Iliad for interlibrary loan and content DM platform Uses Sierra as its integrated library system Running Drupal experimentally Data server with 18 terabytes of space for digital archives
  5. 5. Technology Funding Library receives no dedicated library funding Shares funds from equipment budget Lack of funding leads to issues on PCs More troubleshooting required by staff
  6. 6. Outside Funding Library often seeks funding through grants Digital library office run mainly through grants Update of instruction lab funded through a grant
  7. 7. Technological Needs Assessment Perform LibQual survey every two years More assessment needed to determine needs
  8. 8. Computer Literacy Library does not teach computer skills Focuses on teaching research skills Instructs students on use of electronic indexes and databases Helps in understanding the nature of quality research materials
  9. 9. E-books The library has thousands of e-books available Loans Kindles It is unclear to what degree students are taking advantage of e-book availability
  10. 10. Technological Competencies With heavy dependence on technology, tech competencies are vital Technology as a tool and not an end in itself Additional training needed Increasing distance between library and general IT staff
  11. 11. Staying Current Uses Google Reader as an RSS aggregator Includes EduCause, Inside Higher Ed, and other publications Staff uses webinars Reads professional journals and blogs Use email listservs Use of listservs, RSS feeds, and blogs confirm WebJunction results
  12. 12. Projects Working to catch up in the area of digitization Working with other campus entities to start digitization programs Starting a data management program to keep the university up to date with changes in requirements of grant requests
  13. 13. Conclusion Funding issues are significant Uses grants to try to meet funding needs Technology managers must work to remain up to date in a rapidly developing field

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