Web Project Management for Academic Libraries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843345039, 9781780630199

Web Project Management for Academic Libraries

1st Edition

Authors: Jody Condit Fagan Jennifer Keach
eBook ISBN: 9781780630199
Paperback ISBN: 9781843345039
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 4th December 2009
Page Count: 304
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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.

Key Features

  • Field-tested web project management guidance grounded in the literature of librarianship, project management and web development
  • Consideration of the special needs of academic libraries
  • Practical, step-by-step guidance for novices and experts in libraries of all sizes


Librarians and library staff; library and information science faculty and students; library administrators and managers and web consultants

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.


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About the Author

Jody Condit Fagan

Jody Condit Fagan is Content Interfaces Coordinator and Associate Professor at James Madison University, where she manages Web projects relating to the library’s content systems. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters relating to libraries and the Web and is editor of the Journal of Web Librarianship. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland College Park and an MA in History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Jennifer Keach

Jennifer A. Keach is Director of Digital Services and Associate Professor at James Madison University, where she leads a department focused on Web development, software and hardware for library users and staff. She has managed academic library Web projects, both large and small, for more than 10 years. She received her MLS from the University of Alabama.

Affiliations and Expertise

James Madison University, USA

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