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    • Life on Cloud 9 3/4 Web Services to Make You More Organized and Productive Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Remember when… You had stuff? Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • So you bought a computer… to hold all your stuff. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • But you discovered that… you needed your stuff in more than one place. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Biggest reason to move to the cloud… is once you go mobile you need your stuff wherever you may be. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • What is Cloud Computing?
      • Cloud = Internet
      • Basically any services delivered via the Internet
      • Services replace servers
      • Public or Private clouds
      • SaaS – Software as a Service
      • Real time access to data
      • Virtually limitless storage
      • Elastic use a little or a lot
      • You are already using it
      • http:// wikibon.org /blog/cloud-computing/
      Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • What services are available? The choices are numerous. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Many services do the same thing. Here is a quick look at a few choices. Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Google Apps (Calendar, Mail) Dropbox (Documents) Picasa (Photos) Cloud Player (Music) Evernote (Notes)
    • Google Apps Store your eMail, Contacts and Calendar in one place Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
      • No Sync required
      • Web Access in Browser
      • Desktop Applications
      • Mobile Apps (Android & iOS)
    • Google Calendar Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Add to Your Website Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Services for Storing Notes Evernote Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
      • Web Access in Browser
      • Desktop Application
      • Mobile App
      • Share Notes Easily
      • Cut and Paste into Word
    • Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Desktop Access Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Services for Storing Documents Dropbox Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
      • Web Access in Browser
      • Desktop Application
      • Mobile App
      • Share Folders with Other Users
    • Dropbox Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Automatically Syncs your Files Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Installs on PC or Mac
    • Service for Storing Music Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Amazon Cloud Drive & Player
      • Web Player in Browser
      • Seamless Amazon Integration
      • Mobile App
    • Instant Music Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] From MP3 Store to Player to Headphones
    • Amazon Cloud Player Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Service for Storing Photos Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Picasa
      • Desktop Application
      • Seamless Google+ Integration
      • Mobile App
      • Albums can be shared or private
    • Picasa Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Picasa Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Feature your photos on your web page with easy cut and paste code.
    • One More Thing Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] Want a quick and easy way to add audio to your website?
    • SoundCloud Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Sharing is Easy Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • How safe is it, any concerns?
      • Should always have concerns
      • You should always maintain ownership of data
      • Files should be encrypted
      • Service should have multiple redundancies
      • LOCKSS – Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe
      • Be mindful of what and who you share with
      • Review all privacy settings
      Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Always Examine the Privacy Policy Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Questions Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address]
    • Resources Vincent A. Alascia State Documents Librarian Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records [email_address] On Cloud Computing http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/579826 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031 Cloud Services Google Apps: http:// www.google.com/intl/en/about/products/index.html Evernote: http:// www.evernote.com / Dropbox: https:// www.dropbox.com / Amazon Cloud Player: http:// www.amazon.com/b/ref =sv_dmusic_7?ie=UTF8&node=2658409011 Picasa Web Albums: https:// picasaweb.google.com /home SoundCloud: http:// soundcloud.com /