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Applied digital library project management: Using Pareto analysis to determine task importance rankings

H. Frank Cervone (Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 29 May 2009

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to define and describe Pareto analysis as a method for identifying and addressing the factors that have the most impact in a digital library project's success.

Design/methodology/approach

Using theory and example, the author relates the use of Pareto analysis to the successful completion of a digital library project.

Findings

Pareto analysis is useful to project managers and project teams alike as a means for identifying, prioritizing and addressing the factors that have the most impact in a digital library project. It is particularly useful to a web redesign team as a mechanism for prioritizing changes and improvements that need to be made to a web site.

Originality/value

This paper fills a gap in the digital library project management literature by providing an overview of a useful tool in identifying and prioritizing the steps and factors in a project that most contribute to its success.

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Citation

Cervone, H.F. (2009), "Applied digital library project management: Using Pareto analysis to determine task importance rankings", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 76-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750910961875

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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