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Becoming a lean library : lessons from the world of technology start-ups

Nelson, Jeremy, (author.).


"Becoming a Lean Library: Lessons from the World of Technology Start-ups provides a guide to the process and approach necessary to manage product development. Using techniques and philosophies pioneered by Toyota's lean manufacturing success, Becoming a Lean Library provides library leadership advice and tips on making the library more nimble, lean, and responsive to technological change. Early chapters introduce the reader to the idea of lean start-ups in libraries, followed by chapters covering library systems, lessons from lean manufacturing, and the build-measure-learn model. Remaining chapters discuss technology change and DevOps as a lean strategy, while also giving the reader the opportunity to earn a professional online "badge" on the subject material of the book"

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  • ISBN: 9781843347798
  • ISBN: 1843347792
  • Physical Description: xiii, 146 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Waltham, MA : Chandos Publishing, is an imprint of Elsevier, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-142) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Organizing libraires -- Pull versus push: lessons from lean manufacturing -- Build-measure-learn as an OODA loop -- Innovation accounting and Francis Taylor -- Defining hypothesis and managing complexity -- Actionable metrics from patron activity -- Pivoting or persevering when technology changes -- DevOps as a lean strategy -- The future as a warehouse.
Subject: Libraries > Information technology.
Library administration.
Libraries > Information technology
Library administration.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.


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