Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
Cloud Computing for Libraries
Copies of my latest book Cloud Computing in Libraries arrived yesterday. This book, part of the Tech Set II series, edited by Ellyssa Kroski and published by Neal-Schuman, which has since been acquired by the American Library Association. The book also bears the imprint of the Library and Information Technology Association.
This book, along with the rest of the series, was also published by Facet Publishing in the United Kingdom.
The publisher summarizes the book as follows:
Cloud computing helps libraries shift away from owning and operating local servers to Web-based services. This book equips you with the information and practical advice needed to evaluate the many opportunities to take advantage of cloud computing. It features applications that empower you to use technology without the constraints of a locally supported infrastructure, and more in-depth information and examples of how to plunge directly into suitable projects by taking advantage of free services offered by the top cloud services providers. Examples include using cloud-based supplemental storage, Google’s suite of apps, Amazon’s S3 and EC2 services to power your library website, and DuraCloud to host an online library media collection.
This is my second book in the series. I wrote Next-generation Library Catalogs for the first Tech Set. This series was the winner of the ALA 2011 Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.
Marshall Breeding May 9, 2012 07:07:27 Link to this thread