Technological innovation : perceptions and definitions /

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Author / Creator:Vaughan, Jason.
Imprint:Chicago : American Library Association, 2013.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Library technology reports, 0024-2586 ; volume 49, number 7
Library technology reports ; v. 49, no 7.
Subject:Libraries -- Technological innovations.
Technological innovations -- Terminology.
Library directors -- Attitudes.
Library administrators -- Attitudes.
Libraries -- Information technology.
Library surveys.
Research libraries -- Aims and objectives.
Academic libraries -- Aims and objectives.
Technological innovations -- Libraries -- Planning.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Academic libraries -- Aims and objectives.
Libraries -- Information technology.
Libraries -- Technological innovations.
Library administrators -- Attitudes.
Library surveys.
Research libraries -- Aims and objectives.
Technological innovations.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
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Notes:"October 2013"--Cover.
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Summary:"Abstract: Innovation is a broad concept, frequently mentioned in circles at all levels--libraries, higher education, the corporate environment, and society in general. So frequently is the word used, and in so many contexts, that it can become confusing to clearly frame what the word means at present. Clarity is important, as it can help provide focus, direction, and strategy for organizations often under the shadow of limited resources. More bluntly, innovation is often synonymous with change, progress, and addressing user needs in new ways--critical concepts in today's volatile higher education environment. This issue of Library Technology Reports seeks to open or continue the discussion of what's meant by innovation, focusing specifically on innovation with a strong technological underpinning. A brief review of the literature--scholarly and mainstream--is accompanied by some more indirect methods to try to better grasp what librarians and the profession refer to when they use the word innovation. Later, results from a survey open to Association of Research Library [sic] members offer additional insights into what directors of large research libraries think about when considering the concept of technological innovation."
Other form:Print version: Vaughan, Jason. Technological innovation. 7th ed. Chicago : American Library Association, 2014 9780838959046