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Winds of Change: a taxonomy of clouds for libraries

Cloud computing is a new technology model for IT services which many businesses and organizations are adopting. It allows…

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Cloud computing is a new technology model for IT services which many

businesses and organizations are adopting. It allows them to avoid locally hosting

multiple servers and equipment and constantly dealing with hardware failure, software

installs,  upgrades and compatibility issues. For many organizations, cloud

computing can simplify processes and save time and money. This article defines cloud

computing and shows how it is different from other types of computing. It also

discusses how  cloud computing solutions could be beneficial to libraries in three

basic areas: technology, data and community.

Resources from this presentation:

Winds of Change: Libraries and Cloud Computing [PDF, 82 slides]

Presented by Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO and Matt Goldner, Product &

Technology Advocate, OCLC

Winds of Change: Libraries and Cloud Computing [PDF, 13 pages]

Paper written by Matt Goldner, Product & Technology Advocate, OCLC and

published in Bibliothek - Forschung Und Praxis, 34, 3, 270-275.

Start Date

16 August 2011

End Date

16 August 2011

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