Re: £25m over 5 years
I take it you never worked in Libraries then.
"What could be possibly involved: a website, a catalogue database, some software and terminals for checkout, a few public terminals in each library, and that's it. That's nothing really new, you know... I mean it's the stuff of high school projects."
I showed this to the other library staff I work with and there are some lunches and beverages that have become ejaculated forcefully from their owner's mouths.
I am even going to print your quote and put it on the wall in our office. I will of course give you full credit.
I wish I had time to fully explain the role that technology plays in libraries and how we manage data, metadata and digital archives etc.; however my time is limited and I wouldn't even know where to start.
Do some research or better still ask a librarian for some help bringing you up to speed :)
Mine's the coat with the tattle tale strips in it, because RFID is really shit at securing books in libraries.