An Overview

An Overview

Wikipedia's Definition
Kevin Kelly on the first 5000 day so of the Internet
2009 Horizon Report
The Tower and the Cloud

Cloud Computing for Libraries

A PPT on Cloud Computing for Libraries
Tame the Web 2009 Library Predictions
Michael Stephens on Cloud Computing
Jason Griffey's Stranger than We Know from Library Journal

Cloud Computing Applications

You Know Them:

Bookmarking
Calendaring / Exchange
Google Docs / ZoHo
Photo Sharing
Wikis

Desktop:

The Future of the Desktop
Central Desktop
iCloud
MyWebDesktop

New and Emerging:

Books
Citations
Music
Phone
125 different sites

Things to think about:
  • Lifespan of site
  • Reliability of service
  • Local backups

Two to Showcase:

Dropbox
Evernote

Reasons for showcasing:
  • Can be accessed from computers and mobile devices
  • Allow access over the web and through desktop software
  • Desktop software automates local backups
  • Have immediate applications for worklife

Ethical Issues

  • Security Concerns
  • What is safe to put out there?
  • Backing up content
  • Others?



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