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October 7, 2014 2:55 PM

Planning for Museum Automation Student Workbook

By John Perkins

Perkins, John. Planning for Museum Automation Student Workbook, Pittsburgh: Archives & Museum Informatics, 1993.

Table of Contents

(PDF)
Thanks and Aknowledgements
(PDF)
Chapter 1 Context: Overview of Museum Automation (PDF)
Museum Information
Chronology
The Dream and the Reality
Mismatched Expectations
Inadequate Planning
Complexity of Museum Needs
Current Trends
Information Resource Management
Chapter 2 The Museum Market (PDF)
The Market from the Consumer's Perspective
The Market from the Supplier's Perspective
Chapter 3 Getting Started (PDF)
Why Plan
The Overall Context
Developing Objectives and Priorities
The Systems Life Cycle
Assemble Project Team
Getting Support and Approval
Workplans and Scheduling
Chapter 4 Specification (PDF)
Strategic Information Systems Planning
Application Requirements
Role of Standards
Technical Requirements
Resource Requirements
Chapter 5 Putting it all together (PDF)
Acquisition
Integration Planning Decisions
Developing the RFP
Evaluating Responses
Chapter 6 Negotiations and Contracts (PDF)
Implementation
Acceptance
Chapter 7 Implementation (PDF)
Operation
System Review
Maintenance
Operations
Chapter 8 Replacement Planning (PDF)
Resource File
Useful Professional Organizations
Bibliography

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