How not to run a digital library project

Frank Cervone (Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Publication date: 1 December 2004


If a digital library project is to be successful, the project needs to be run in a professional manner, using project management techniques. This article points out some of the most important aspects of project management such as understanding the project requirements, the role of planning, accurately determining budget and schedule, controlling the scope of the project, and developing expertise. In order to accomplish this, the project manager needs to be a multifaceted leader as well as technically adept.



Cervone, F. (2004), "How not to run a digital library project", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 162-166.

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