Making The Most Of The Cloud: How To Choose And Implement The Best Services For Your Library by Robin HastingsMaking The Most Of The Cloud: How To Choose And Implement The Best Services For Your Library by Robin Hastings

Making The Most Of The Cloud: How To Choose And Implement The Best Services For Your Library

byRobin Hastings

Paperback | November 26, 2013

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Cloud computing can be confusing - the number and types of services that are available through "the cloud" are growing by the day. Making the Most of the Cloud: How to Choose and Implement the Best Services for Your Library takes you through some of the more popular cloud services in libraries and breaks down what you need to know to pick the best one for your library. Some of the cloud services covered are:·Email·Integrated Library Systems (ILS)·Backups·Project Management·Graphics Software·and much more...With chapters covering cloud topics from the definition of a "cloud" to security in the cloud, this book will be beneficial for any library which is thinking of moving their services outside their organization.
Robin Hastings is the Director of Technology Services at the Northeast Kansas Library System in Lawrence, Kansas. In that capacity, she consults with librarians in the Northeast part of the state about technology in their libraries and manages a technical support staff and a system administrator who help their libraries achieve their t...
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Title:Making The Most Of The Cloud: How To Choose And Implement The Best Services For Your LibraryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 8.91 × 6.02 × 0.39 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810891093

ISBN - 13:9780810891098

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 - Definitions and Limits of Cloud Computing Chapter 2 - Why Use the Cloud Chapter 3 - ILS in the Cloud Hosted Link Resolvers Hosted Proxy Servers Chapter 4 - Web Hosting Web Content Filtering Video Hosting Chapter 5 - BackupsChapter 6 - Software as a Services (SaaS) iEmployee and other HR services Desk stats for Reference Chapter 7 - Manage Computers from the Cloud File storage Time and Management software Chapter 8 - Email Chapter 9 - Project Management Chapter 10 - Social Media Chapter 11 - Graphics Chapter 12 - Security Chapter 13 - Training Chapter 14 - Afterword and Resources

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Robin Hastings knows cloud technologies. Her in-depth knowledge of how to provide services and infrastructure using these tools is particularly relevant for small, resource thin libraries. Robin writes in clear, easy to understand language, demystifying and making plain the scariest of technological concepts. Equipped with this book, libraries will be able to propel themselves into the 21st century services users and staff expect with little cost and bloodshed. Making the Most of the Cloud is a must have for small libraries. Make sure to put this in your toolkit!