Web Project Management for Academic Libraries


  • Jody Condit Fagan
  • Jennifer Keach, James Madison University, USA

Managing the process of building and maintaining an effective library website can be as challenging as designing the product itself. Web Project Management for Academic Libraries outlines the best practices for managing successful projects related to the academic library website. The book is a collection of practical, real-world solutions to help web project managers plan, engage stakeholders, and lead organizations through change. Topics covered include the definition and responsibilities of a web project manager; necessary roles for the project team; effective communication practices; designing project workflow; executing the project; and usability testing and quality control. The techniques recommended are drawn from the experiences of the authors and from library and project management literature. The book is an essential text for library staff working as project managers or on web teams, library administrators, library school faculty and students, and web consultants working with libraries.
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Librarians and library staff; library and information science faculty and students; library administrators and managers and web consultants


Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-503-9

Table of Contents

The web project manager in academic libraries; Environmental realities; Defining your project; The academic library web team; Library web team dynamics; Team communication; Planning for organizational communication; Getting user input; Overall and design specifications; Technical specifications; Web content specifications; Planning the work; Concluding your web project.