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A brief presentation to address ways cloud computing can be utilized in medical libraries.

A brief presentation to address ways cloud computing can be utilized in medical libraries.

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  • 1. Cloud ComputingIt’s all online?
    By:
    Christina L. Wissinger
    ©2009
  • 2. What is Cloud Computing?
    Cloud computing refers to the delivery of… IT resources over the Internet, as opposed to hosting and operating those resources locally… Those resources can include applications and services, as well as the infrastructure on which they operate.
    EDUCAUSE ‘09
  • 3. Are We There Yet?
    2 to 5 years
  • 4. What do you need to exist in the Cloud?
    Access to Hardware
    Internet Based Applications
    Internet Connection
  • 5. Cloud Computing Hardware
    Netbooks
    Mobile Devices
    iPhone
    iTouch
    Palm Pre
    Blackberries
    Laptops/Desktops
  • 6. Applications for Cloud Computing
    Google “Suite”
    Zoho Office
    Delicious
    Zotero
    SlideShare
    Flickr
    Facebook
    Twitter
    YouTube
    MySpace
    LinkedIn
  • 7. Where does the Library fit?
    Education & Training
    Recommend & Troubleshoot
    Consolidate & Collaborate
    Virtually Embed & Put Services in the Cloud
  • 8. Scenario 1
    Question: A physician in your department is working with 2 of his/her colleagues to edit a textbook on their specialty. His/her 2 colleagues are in France and California. They come to you for advice on the best way to collaborate.
    Answer:You can suggest Google Docs. The document can exist on the internet and can be edited by any of them at any time. Plus you can be added as a collaborator to assist with information needs.
  • 9. Scenario 2
    Question:The new residents are starting and they rely on their mobile devices. They want to know what the library has that they can access quickly from their phones.
    Answer:You can create a YouTube channel with brief tutorials on access issues and resource how to’s.
  • 10. Scenario 3
    Question:You have a research group that is working in India for the summer. They need assistance creating a search.
    Answer:You can use GoToMeetingto set up a session where you can see your user’s computer and they see yours. It’s the next best thing to being beside them while you teach.
  • 11. Benefits !
    Every computer becomes your personal computer.
    Cost of software is no longer an issue.
    Libraries have a new way to connect with and support their users.
    No matter where they work!
  • 12. Questions ?