Cloud computing in school libraries - pasli

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Nov 3, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Cloud

Computing

FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mary Rose V.
Loria

@
mvloria

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Equinix.com

Self
-
Check



I have a
Facebook

or Twitter account.


I have an email that is hosted on the Web.


I share pictures, audio/video files, and
documents over the Internet.


My library has a website, a blog or a wiki.


I have downloaded free e
-
books from the
Web.



Outline


What is Cloud Computing?


Types of Cloud Computing


Cloud
-
based Library Applications


Benefits of
Cloud
Computing


Issues of Cloud Computing


Librarians’ Roles


Challenges




What is Cloud Computing?

a
style of computing in which massively
scalable and elastic
IT
-
enabled capabilities
are delivered as a service to external
customers using Internet
technologies
--

Gartner Group

refers to the use of Internet servers to provide
applications, storage, and processing power to
smaller Web
-
connected computing devices
.

--

School Library Journal

Image by
MichaelMarlatt

via
Flickr

Types of Cloud Services

SaaS


Software as a Service


Cloud Applications


Applications delivered
over the Internet as a
service


Subscription services


One size fits all


Libraries &
Saas


Google Apps


Microsoft
Sharepoint


Enterprise
Koha


WorldCat


Biblios


LibraryThing


IM & SMS Services


LibGuides


Social Software


Platform as a Service


Development
environments provided
over the Internet as a
service


Pay
-
as
-
you
-
go or
subscription pricing
model


Apps are developed for
that one platform


Infrastructure as a
Service


aka
HaaS

or Hardware
as a Service


Storage services and
computing power
delivered over the
Internet as a service


Metered pricing


Not “dedicated”


Libraries and
IaaS


LibLime


My Kansas Library


Kent State University Libraries


DCPL


DCPL


ILS


Boston Public Library


British Library

Library Applications


Hosted library catalogs


Social book sites (
Shelfari
,
LibraryThing
,
GoodReads
)


E
-
books Online (Project Gutenberg, ICDL)


Online Calendars & schedules


Facebook Fan Pages


Wikis, Blogs,
Nings


Blogs, Wikis,
Nings

Social book sites

Email

Calendar

Docs

Video
Conference

Groups

Forms /
Surveys

YouTube

Channe
l

IM/SMS

Social Media

Content
Curation

Lib Guides

Social

Bookmarking &
Notetaking

Library of Congress Virtual Tour

Google Art Project

Augmented Reality

Benefits of the Cloud


Cost


Reliability


Portability


Scalability


Collaboration


Usability


Security


Green

Issues


Service level agreements


Uptime
and reliability


Cost
and affordability


Legal
and organizational issues


Staff knowledge


Changing Roles


Staff development guru


Onsite support for students and staff


Supporting flipped classrooms


Gathering primary source data


Communication


Collaborative planning


Policy input

Libraries and the Cloud


Not All
-
or
-
Nothing


Start small


Cloud storage


Cloud applications


Use major providers: Amazon, Google,
Salesforce
, Microsoft,
Facebook

Challenges


Forget about IT as you know it today


Get ready to outsource IT


Let go of the desire to control