Benchmarking Technology

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Unformatted text preview: J Topic 10 : J Benchmarking Technology : J (J )J Marshall Breeding Director for Innovative Technologies and Research Vanderbilt University http://staffweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/breeding Redefining Libraries: Web 2.0 and other Challenges May 2007 Xiamen, China Cost / Benefit / J J Many choices in making technology decisions ... " " J... J ... J Aim for the greatest benefit ... J... * " " * Compromise usually needed to lower costs J J J J Total Cost of Ownership ... " "J ... * * Consider all cost components ... * * J... " " Full lifetime of projects ...J ...* " * " Initial costs " ... ...J " Ongoing costs ... ... " "J Cost component examples ,, " h J "J... Hardware Server, storage, networking , , J J J Software Operating System J J Software Application J J Systems management: ... J ,, J h" " System administrator ... *",,*" Jh Database administrator ... " ,," Jh Network administrator ... ",, " Jh Security officer ... Cost components (Cont...) J J Initial software purchase or license c5 * E" J... Annual support fees ... *",," h J * Installation / conversion services J / ... J J Training services from vendor J *" ... Inhouse costs *,,J ... "* X" Committee meetings + preparation ... + J J Staff training + preparation X ,,J ... + J System configuration ... J Profiles and policies J... Testing cycles ... ,, " "J X User training and orientation ... " " ,,J X* * Vendor relationship management ... *",, " J* X Decreased productivity during transitions *,, *" " J... X Disruption to users X* *,, " " ... J Acquiring the right technology J... ... " * * " Assess needs for automation ... 8J " * ILS? ... J" * "* ? ... Link Server? " ...J ... " ? Federated Search? ... ... " * "J* ? Electronic Resource Management? " ...J ... " * * Consolidated interface? ... ? J Institutional repository? " ... J... " ? Digital asset management system? * J ... " ? Content management system for Web site? ? ? Technology strategy ... J ,, " "h * * J ... Bestofbreed ... J Integrated systems approach Bestofbreed / a la carte | ,, / J... J ... Disintegrated environment: *" *" ,, | J... ,, " | " J Serial implementation ... Multiyear implementation effort |" ...* ,,* " J Difficult to present seamless environment to user ... * -- " 5 J Single points of management for each type of data ... J * 5 " -- Integrated suites of components *,, " | J" ... * More reliance on a single vendor J ... *|" ",, J * J ... Vendor more responsible for integration Z " + J... Ep 5 * Level of integration still far from satisfactory E ... * p5... J " Principle of penultimacy * * "... | ,, J8" Applies mostly to hardware ,,* ...* " " | 8 J Avoid the cutting edge ... *"J 8*" ,,| Avoid technology more then 2 years old J... *" Penultimate = next to last ... J One step down from the latest version ** | ... ,,J 8" " Reliable performance / Moderate cost |" 8 ,, / ... " J... J Open source vs Proprietary software L *| " J J Relative parity in TOC ... (TOC) " ,, | J" J ... Open source has no initial software license costs ",,| " ",,| " J J... J J * J... * Greater inhouse costs ... J * p" Paid support options available aJ -- ... * 5 " Koha > LibLime LibLime " ",,|J ... Koha... J Equinox > Evergreen Equinox Evergreen ... *,,| J *" " J Open source vs Proprietary software (Cont...) H |* " ( ) J J Higher risk J No guarantees for support or ongoing development 5 ... cE *" ( J Group Exercise J... Given a hypothetical exercise to replace your current automation system with an open source alternative, calculate the total cost of ownership over the next five years. Focus more on the categories of costs than the specific amounts and be sure to include the value of any library staff directly or indirectly involved with the project. ...JE5 "" * 5E %Z+Z+ * -- ... ...JE " "* * 5 %Z+ Z+ ... E 5 ,, * *| Z" +5 * p J"h" ... JE ... ,, * *| J"h" ... ...
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