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Getting Started with Cloud Computing: A LITA Guide (Paperback)

Edité par Facet Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011
ISBN 10: 1856048071 / ISBN 13: 9781856048071
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Titre : Getting Started with Cloud Computing: A LITA...

Éditeur : Facet Publishing, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Ever wondered what cloud computing really means in practise and how it can help you? Cloud computing has caused a revolution in libraries and theoretically offered a simpler, cheaper, more collaborative way of working and providing user services. International thought leaders on library technology including Marshall Breeding and Nicole Engard unpick the promises and the reality of cloud computing in this cutting-edge guide to understanding and using these tools. While Part I defines what cloud computing is and various approaches to exploiting it s potential Part II goes on to explore the technologies which are driving this revolution. Part 3 draws together a cross section of case studies demonstrating innovative tools in practice such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Calendar, and Ning. The key topics covered are: * perspectives on cloud computing in libraries * an introduction to the cloud * pros and cons of cloud computing * what cloud computing means for libraries * librarian and vendor perspectives on cloud computing * cloud computing for LIS education * library discovery services * Koha in the cloud * leveraging OCLC Cooperative Library Data in the cloud via web services * building push-button repositories in the cloud with DSpace and Amazon * selecting a cloud-based data access and file sharing solution * SharePoint strategies for establishing a powerful library intranet Readership: This is an essential practical toolkit for information professionals working in libraries, archives and museums who want to get to grips with cloud computing concepts and implement practical tools. It also provides an up-to-date introduction for LIS students and academics. N° de réf. du libraire AA69781856048071

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Synopsis : Ever wondered what cloud computing really means in practise and how it can help you? Cloud computing has caused a revolution in libraries and theoretically offered a simpler, cheaper, more collaborative way of working and providing user services. International thought leaders on library technology including Marshall Breeding and Nicole Engard unpick the promises and the reality of cloud computing in this cutting-edge guide to understanding and using these tools. While Part I defines what cloud computing is and various approaches to exploiting it's potential Part II goes on to explore the technologies which are driving this revolution. Part 3 draws together a cross section of case studies demonstrating innovative tools in practice such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Calendar, and Ning. The key topics covered are: * perspectives on cloud computing in libraries * an introduction to the cloud * pros and cons of cloud computing * what cloud computing means for libraries * librarian and vendor perspectives on cloud computing * cloud computing for LIS education * library discovery services * Koha in the cloud * leveraging OCLC Cooperative Library Data in the cloud via web services * building push-button repositories in the cloud with DSpace and Amazon * selecting a cloud-based data access and file sharing solution * SharePoint strategies for establishing a powerful library intranet Readership: This is an essential practical toolkit for information professionals working in libraries, archives and museums who want to get to grips with cloud computing concepts and implement practical tools. It also provides an up-to-date introduction for LIS students and academics.

Synopsis: 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 centres 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. In this timely book, leading Library and Information Technology Association experts demystify language, deflate hype and provide library-specific examples of real-world success that you can emulate to guarantee efficiency and savings. Among other valuable features, it will help you: select data access and file sharing services; build digital repositories; and, utilize other cloud computing applications in your library. Working together with this one-stop guide for implementing cloud computing, you and the cloud can save time and money, and build the information destination your users will love.

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