Computing in the Clouds

Cloud Computing: What it Means for Libraries, Library Staff, Training and Skills

Robert Bley, Ex Libris.

Presentation at the JIBS User Group Workshop and AGM Back to the Future and Into the Cloud, 24 February 2012, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Gives a good definition of what cloud computing is – ‘the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product’ (Slide 4) and the benefits for library staff – ‘the exciting thing is that it frees-up people to do more creative things, of deeper value to users’ (Slide 20). Always good to hear of library staff getting the opportunity to be creative!