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Jun 18

Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide (2013)

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 8:10 AM by Brian Herder

Cloud-Based Services for Your Library 

Cloud-Based Services for Your Library: A LITA Guide (2013)

Erik T. Mitchell

Item Number: 978-1-55570-878-8

Publisher: ALA TechSource


Based on his first-hand experiences migrating the IT infrastructure of Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Mitchell's book bridges the gap between organizational and technical issues in decision making for cloud computing in libraries. The guidance he provides will help librarians select the cloud computing solution that is right for their library while matching staff expertise to the customization involved. Written for both librarians and IT staff, this book includes:

  • Specific information about the technical requirements, capabilities, and limitations of different cloud approaches
  • Coverage of organizational factors, institutional capacity, cost, and other important considerations

  • An examination of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions that are relevant to library information systems

  • Discussions about legal and policy issues

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