Create a Proposal for a Web 2.0 Technology Project @ Your Library
For the final project, each participant will write a proposal to implement at his/her library or organization one of the Web 2.0 technologies demonstrated in this course.
The proposal should include:
- The name of the technology you would like to implement.
- A brief description of this technology.
- An explanation of the service you would like to create with this technology.
- An explanation of how this service will meet a need(s) at your organization for your users.
- Evidence that this technology has been or could be used successfully in a library or legal setting, preferably one similar to your own. These may be examples of other libraries/organizations using this technology or writings extolling its virtues. Please include at least 3-4 examples/writings with brief annotations (2-3 sentences).
- A list of possible obstacles to implementing this technology. These may include, but are not limited to: expense (monetary and/or staff time); institutional culture; staff knowledge & training; getting buy-in (administration/staff/users); technology issues & support, etc.
- Ways that you believe you or your organization could overcome the obstacles raised above.
- Suggestion(s) of specific applications that you would use to implement this program in your library and why.
- A plan for the ongoing maintenance of the project.
- Any policy issues you think are important to address.
The goal of this activity is to create a proposal that you could present to your organization, therefore the formatting of your proposal should be appropriate to this audience.
Your proposal should be roughly 750 - 1500 words in length and posted to the course blog. To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, it is due (along with your other assignments) on or before Friday, September 11, 2009.