Cloud Computing for Libraries

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American Library Association, 2012 - Computers - 121 pages
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No. 11 in the Tech Set. Cloud computing helps libraries shift away from owning and operating local servers to Web-based services. This book equips you with the information and practical advice needed to evaluate the many opportunities to take advantage of cloud computing.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TYPES OF SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
9
PLANNING
33
SOCIAL MECHANICS
49
IMPLEMENTATION
59
MARKETING
91
BEST PRACTICES
97
METRICS
103
DEVELOPING TRENDS
107
RECOMMENDED READING
113
INDEX
117
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
121
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Marshall Breeding is the editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter for ALA TechSource, as well as the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and a columnist for Computers in Libraries. He has authored the annual Automation Marketplace feature published by Library Journal since 2002. He has edited or authored several books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries, published in 2012. Former Director for Innovative Technology and Research at the Vanderbilt University Library, he regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations internationally at library conferences.

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