Sequels to successful Hollywood movies (not to mention prequels) are notoriously hit and miss. For every The Empire Strikes Back, Aliens, and Wrath of Kahn you have The Phantom Menace, Alien Resurrection, and The Final Frontier. (Yes, I do watch a lot of sci-fi. Why do you ask?)
User Interfaces has just produced our very own sequel, a companion to our thrilling 2011 debut, Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries. We call this one: Resource Discovery Systems at the UNT Libraries: Phase Two Action Plan.
Think of it as more of a continuation than a full-blown sequel. The original outlined a grand, multi-phased RDS implementation vision and then detailed an action plan for just the first phase. After Phase One, we said that we would revisit our vision, update it based on our experiences, and develop a concrete action plan for Phase Two. As astute readers may have already guessed, this is that plan. We hope that you find it worthy of its predecessor—something like, Part 2: The Users Strike Back, rather than Part 2: Discovery Boogaloo.
- Download the Phase Two Action Plan Now!
- Go ahead—download it, read it! It’s only about 10 pages of actual content, with some pictures. Or, at least read the Executive Summary if you’re short on time.
- Although we are pleased with it and feel comfortable presenting it to you as a finished product, this is still in draft form! Before finalizing it, we wanted to put it forward to library employees for comment. So after you’ve read through it, please tell us your thoughts in the comments. (I’ve started off the discussion by addressing a few comments and questions that we’ve already gotten.)
- If you haven’t read the original RDS Report—or if you just want to brush up on it before tackling Phase Two—you can get it here. (We have a publicly accessible version here, but it omits the Phase One Action Plan at the end.)