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Librarians in the Age of Cloud Computing
Transcript of Librarians in the Age of Cloud Computing
Librarians in the Age of
Kathryn Frederick, Skidmore College
Ken Fujiuchi, Buffalo State College
Top Ten Technology Trends for 2013
1. Mobile Device Battles
2. Mobile Applications
3. Personal Cloud
4. Internet of Things
5. Hybrid IT & Cloud Computing
6. Strategic Big Data
7. Actionable Analysis
8. Mainstream In-Memory Computing
9. Integrated Ecosystems
10. Enterprise App Stores
“World Wide Computer” Nicholas Carr (The Big Switch)
“Computer in the Clouds” Eric Schmidt (Google)
“The Machine” Kevin Kelly (former editor of Wired magazine)
“Internet Operating System” Tim O’Reilly (of O'Reilly fame)
SaaS (Software as a Service)
Proliferation of Mobile Devices
What Can Libraries Do in the Cloud?
Maximizing Limited Resources
Interacting With Users
What's driving the move to the cloud?
The implications are huge...
Low Cost Web Hosting
Virtualized Software Widely Available
Organizational Tools are Cheaper, Simpler, and Readily Accessible
Lower Hardware Costs
Cheaper Online Storage
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
1. Maximize limited resources
2. Interact with our users
3. Use cloud-based data
4. Find new ways to preserve a historical record
Contribute Data to the Cloud
Internet of Things
Government Data API
Local Government API
Information Aggregation and Curation
"Every minute of every day, 48 hours of video content is uploaded to YouTube, Google receives over 2 million queries, over 100,000 tweets are sent and nearly 600 new websites are created. Perhaps most shocking is that quietly in the background, all of this data is tracked and stored."
The art of retrieving data from obsolete formats
Bring Your Own Devices (BYODs), Low cost laptops, Tablet computing