NISO Webinar: Embracing the Cloud: Real Life Examples of Library Cloud Implementation

DATE: February 8, 2012
TIME: 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/nisowebinars/embracing_the_cloud/

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Cloud computing, a concept that has leapt onto the scene in the last few years, is available to libraries in the form of hosted systems for an ILS or for e-resource access. These systems take advantage of cheaper computing power, increased availability of services such as Amazon Web Services, and new development strategies from library vendors. What does moving library information to a networked environment do to improve the overall management of the system? How can libraries leverage cloud-hosted and managed collections? Are there tradeoffs in terms of local control? Learn the answers to these and related issues at this webinar where speakers will discuss actual cloud implementations in library environments.

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

The Cloud and Libraries
Erik Mitchell, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Pepperdine University Libraries’ Move to the Cloud Michael Dula, Director for Digital Initiatives & Technology Strategy, Pepperdine University Libraries

REGISTRATION

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on February 8, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students.

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