Written by Ellyssa Kroski.
"This is part of a series of posts which is based on a 3-hour hands-on workshop I offer on this topic. Be sure and check out the preceding post:
Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Overview
Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Part One – Develop the Project Plan
Technology Solutions Planning in Libraries: Part Two – Establish a Planning Committee
Gain Market Intelligence
This research should be done at approximately the same time or slightly before Requirements Gathering so that you have some idea of the possibilities and features available. It will give you a preliminary sketch of the technology landscape.Vet Solutions/Vendors Contact Vendors and start asking questions If you’re researching an Open Source solution without a vendor, join message boards and ask questions" read more: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2012/technology-solutions-planning-in-libraries-part-three-gain-market-intelligence/