Week 8: Websites & Collaborative Models


  • Intranets vs. Internets. See also Overview: Intranets & Internets - A Balancing Act (Slideshare.net/PPT)
  • Development and delivery of services and systems
  • HTML-based sites vs. content management systems (CMS)
  • User interfaces, personalization vs. customization (MyLOC.gov)
  • Long-term management of systems and data, conversion, and migration issues
  • Buy vs. build, hosted vs. locally installed, enterprise vs. open source
  • Skills and impact of library information systems on your staff/users
  • Return on investment (ROI), measurements/metrics and analysis


  • Aaron Krebeck, IT Manager & Webmaster, Charles County Public Library, La Plata, Maryland.

Readings and Resources


Optional Readings

  • Engard, Nicole C., Editor (2009). Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data. Information Today, Inc.: New Jersey. Read the following chapters:
    • Chapter 7: Piping Out Library Data by Nicole C. Engard
    • Chapter 8: Mashups @ Libraries Interact by Corey Wallis