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Libraries in the Cloud @ MLA
Transcript of Libraries in the Cloud @ MLA
Systems Librarian, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College
Emerging Technology Librarian, E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College
“World Wide Computer” - Nicholas Carr
“Internet Operating System” - Tim O’Reilly
“Computer in the Clouds” - Eric Schmidt
“The Machine” - Kevin Kelly
There is something big happening right now...
What is "Cloud Computing"?
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Convergence of three trends
Storage, processing, and bandwidth
Aspects of the Internet Operating System
Identity & Social Information
Image & Speech Recognition
O'Reilly, T. (2010, March 29). The State of the Internet Operating System. O'Reilly Radar. Retrieved April 29, 2010, from http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/03/state-of-internet-operating-system.html
How are we accesing all these applications?
Cloud handles computer processing
Devices collect data and display information
Other sensory devices
Sensor platforms not limited to phones,
will soon be people themselves.
What is the driving force behind all of this?
What does data do?
Where does the data come from?
How is data organized?
Glut: Mastering Information
Through the Ages
by Alex Wright
"resist the tug of mystical techno-futurism and approach the story of the information age by looking squarely backward"
"old library catalogs will give way to the liberating pixie dust of Google searches"
- Alex Wright
Network vs. Hierarchies
"The ultimate search engine is something as smart as people - or smarter.... For us, working on search is a way to work on artificial intelligence". - Larry Page
Dewey and Putnam
The future is OPEN
Who will own the “Internet Operating System”?
"Did you win your sword fight?"
"Of course I won the f------ sword fight," Hiro says. "I'm the greatest sword fighter in the world."
"And you wrote the software."
"Yeah. That, too," Hiro says.
The Internet Operating System should not be device, platform, application or really anything dependent
RDF (Resource Description Framework)
Ontologies - (web ontology language OWL)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)