Getting started with cloud computing : a LITA guide
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"A one-stop guide for implementing cloud computing. Cloud computing can save your library time and money by enabling convenient, on-demand network access to resources like servers and applications. Libraries that take advantage of the cloud have fewer IT headaches because data centers provide continuous updates and mobility that standard computing cannot easily provide, which means less time and energy spent on software, and more time and energy to devote to the library's day to day mission and services. Here, leading LITA experts demystify language, deflate hype, and provide library-specific examples of real-world success you can emulate to guarantee efficiency and savings. Among several features, this book helps you select data access and file sharing services, build digital repositories, and utilize other cloud computing applications in your library. Together, you and the cloud can save time and money, and build the information destination your patrons will love."--Publisher's website.
Table of Contents
Perspectives on cloud computing in libraries / Heather Lea Moulaison and Edward M. Corrado -- Understanding the cloud : an introduction to the cloud / Rosalyn Metz -- Cloud computing : pros and cons / H. Frank Cervone -- What could computing means for libraries / Erik Mitchell -- Head in the clouds? A librarian/vendor perspective on cloud computing / Carl Grant -- Cloud computing for LIS education / Christinger R. Tomer and Susan W. Alman -- Library discovery services : from the ground to the cloud / Marshall Breeding -- Koha in the cloud / Christopher R. Nighswonger and Nicole C. Engard -- Leveraging OCLC cooperative library data in the cloud via web services / Karen A. Coombs -- Building push-button repositories in the cloud with dspace and amazon web services -- Untethering considerations : selecting a cloud-based data access and file-sharing solution / Heidi M. Nickisch Duggan and Michelle Frisque -- Sharepoint strategies for establishing a powerful library intranet / Jennifer Diffin and Dennis Nangle -- Using windows home server and amazon s3 to back up high-resolution digital objects to the cloud / Edward Iglesias -- Keeping your data on the ground when putting your (lib)guides in the cloud / Karen A. Reiman-Sendi, Kenneth J. Varnum, and Albert A. Bertram -- Parting the clouds : use of dropbox by embedded librarians / Caitlin A. Bagley -- From the cloud, a clear solution : how one academic library uses google calendar / Anne Leonard -- Integrating google forms into reference and instruction / Robin Elizabeth Miller -- Ning, fostering conversations in the cloud / Leland R. Deeds, Cindy Kissel-Ito, and Ann Thomas Knox -- Not every cloud has a silver lining : using a cloud application may not always be the best solution / Ann Whitney Gleason -- Speak up! using voicethread to encourage participation and collaboration in library instruction / Jennifer Ditkoff and Kara Young.