CDLINFO News: Behind the Scenes

It’s the little things: protecting creative problem-solving

July 19, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

When it comes to creative solutions, often it’s the little things that make a big difference. I was talking with 2 campus colleagues about a project I’ve been working: an … More

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Business continuity

July 12, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

This last week we had a small lesson in business continuity here at CDL. Our home is in Oakland, California, and our city was disturbed on Thursday by civil unrest. … More

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Collaborative and Agile?

July 6, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

At CDL, we like to say we are collaborative and innovative by nature, because we were formed in 1997 out of the UC libraries’ tradition of working together to do … More

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Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries

June 28, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last Wednesday, I had lunch with Delphine Khanna, Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Information Technology & Digital Development (ITaDD) Department. Delphine filled me in on … More

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Strength in diversity: notes from the DataCite Conference

June 21, 2010  |  Category:  Digital Preservation (UC3),Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

In his groundbreaking book Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond argued that Europe’s key advantage over China during the Age of Exploration was the sheer number of European political entities. … More

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Risk Assessment Revisited

June 14, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

The experience of putting together the project management “shot-in-the-arm” I described a couple of posts back gave me a new perspective on risk assessment. I’ve been an advocate of a … More

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Looking anew at Service Level Agreements

June 7, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

“Service Level Agreements”–does the phrase bore you or bring you to tears? Make you run looking for a task designee? Courtesy of Pomona Public Library You are probably in good … More

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Project management and transformational change

June 1, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop to orient 3 new task force teams. In this context, a “task force team” is a 6-7 person team of … More

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Strategic travel

May 24, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Has your travel budget been getting you down? Or should I say, has the absence of a travel budget been getting you down? I’ve written here about what it takes … More

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Project ecology

May 17, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

It’s standard to describe software development and implementation projects as having “life cycles.” If you look at some of the cool new agile tools, you’ll see another paradigm: story-telling, in … More

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