webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 9, 2012
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

"Cloud computing" seems to be all the rage, but what actually is it? This overview presentation will explain what cloud computing offers libraries, how libraries are using these services, and what you should consider when thinking about using a cloud service in your library. A distinction between services for end-users and services for organizations will be made, explained, and illustrated, as well as the terms used to describe cloud services. Learn how quick and easy it now is to deploy applications “in the cloud” using tools such as Google Docs, Google App Engine, and Amazon’s Web Services, among others. Resources for further exploration will be included.

Presented by: Roy Tennant, senior program officer in the Research division of OCLC