The Cloud and the Commons<br />Tom Ipri<br />University of Nevada, Las Vegas<br />tom.ipri@unlv.edu<br />The Monterey Area...
Vegas as Place<br />
Presentation Spaces<br />
Library As Place<br />
Library As Place<br />
Commons<br />Information<br />“a cluster of network access points and associated IT tools situated in the context of physi...
The cloud removes the physical location from the equation<br />The idea of the library commons is all about the <br />phys...
Notes from the Past<br />“Staff in the School of Information Systems at the University…say that within five years they wil...
Notes from the Past<br />“A scenario gaining increasing currency is that the arrival of information superhighways, togethe...
Notes from the Past<br />“A library could take shape within a computer where users literally enter through the doors of a ...
Second life<br />
Predictions<br />Close physical libraries<br />Integrate into virtual reality<br />“The idea of a learning commons…is pret...
Who Needs Libraries When Everything is on the Web?<br />National Center for Education Statistics<br />
Who Needs Libraries When Everything is on the Web?<br />National Center for Education Statistics<br />
The Big Question<br />Does Cloud Computing Present a Similar Threat to the Future of Libraries?<br />
The Big Answer<br />Depends<br />
Service Orientation<br />Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) <br />Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)<br />Infrastructure-as-a-Service ...
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)<br />Software on demand<br />Google Docs<br />Aviary<br />Evernote<br />Zotero<br />LibGuides...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)<br />focus on providing a hosted platform on which a specific application can be deployed. Th...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)<br />Google AppEngine<br />Force.com<br />Bungee Connect<br />LongJump<br />WaveMaker<br />
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)<br />allow users to provision servers, storage space, and networking components to meet...
Heroku
Joyent
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)</li></li></ul><li>The Big Example<br />
Who Needs Libraries When Everything is in the Cloud?<br />“[Library] Buildings will move more fully into their current dua...
References<br />“Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look.” National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs20...
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  1. 1. The Cloud and the Commons<br />Tom Ipri<br />University of Nevada, Las Vegas<br />tom.ipri@unlv.edu<br />The Monterey Area Cooperative Library System <br />April 8, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Vegas as Place<br />
  3. 3. Presentation Spaces<br />
  4. 4. Library As Place<br />
  5. 5. Library As Place<br />
  6. 6. Commons<br />Information<br />“a cluster of network access points and associated IT tools situated in the context of physical, digital, human, and social resources organized in support of learning”<br />Learning<br />“organized in collaboration with learning initiatives sponsored by other academic units, or aligned with learning outcomes defined through a cooperative process”<br />-Donald Beagle, 2006<br />
  7. 7. The cloud removes the physical location from the equation<br />The idea of the library commons is all about the <br />physical location<br />What does this have to do with cloud computing?<br />
  8. 8. Notes from the Past<br />“Staff in the School of Information Systems at the University…say that within five years they will not need a physical library. All their requirements will be met by the Web.”<br />-David Baker, 1998<br />
  9. 9. Notes from the Past<br />“A scenario gaining increasing currency is that the arrival of information superhighways, together with the development of ever more user-friendly software and cheaper hardware spells the end of the need for libraries and librarians. It is an endless debate — unless it eventually happens.”<br />-Ross Shimmon, 1995<br />
  10. 10. Notes from the Past<br />“A library could take shape within a computer where users literally enter through the doors of a virtual building, see stacks and books on the shelves, browse the catalogue, select a volume, open and read a text, converse with a librarian at a remote location and finally check out their chosen material.”<br />-Jonathan Willson, 1995<br />
  11. 11. Second life<br />
  12. 12. Predictions<br />Close physical libraries<br />Integrate into virtual reality<br />“The idea of a learning commons…is pretty mainstream now. But if you had suggested such a thing four or five years ago, people would have said ‘You want to do what with my space?’ Today, you’re in trouble if you don’t have one.”<br />-Joseph Branin, April 2008<br />
  13. 13. Who Needs Libraries When Everything is on the Web?<br />National Center for Education Statistics<br />
  14. 14. Who Needs Libraries When Everything is on the Web?<br />National Center for Education Statistics<br />
  15. 15. The Big Question<br />Does Cloud Computing Present a Similar Threat to the Future of Libraries?<br />
  16. 16. The Big Answer<br />Depends<br />
  17. 17. Service Orientation<br />Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) <br />Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)<br />Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)<br />
  18. 18. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)<br />Software on demand<br />Google Docs<br />Aviary<br />Evernote<br />Zotero<br />LibGuides<br />
  19. 19.
  20. 20. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)<br />focus on providing a hosted platform on which a specific application can be deployed. This platform is often some provisioned space and computing resources from a hosting company running a pre-configured set of tools. Organizations can deploy a locally developed or managed application on the platform but do not manage the underlying server infrastructure.<br />
  21. 21. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)<br />Google AppEngine<br />Force.com<br />Bungee Connect<br />LongJump<br />WaveMaker<br />
  22. 22. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)<br />allow users to provision servers, storage space, and networking components to meet their computing needs.<br /><ul><li>Google App Engine
  23. 23. Heroku
  24. 24. Joyent
  25. 25. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)</li></li></ul><li>The Big Example<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Who Needs Libraries When Everything is in the Cloud?<br />“[Library] Buildings will move more fully into their current dual nature, that of warehouse and gathering place, while our services and our content will live in the cloud, away from any physical place.”<br />-Jason Griffey Oct 2008<br />
  28. 28. References<br />“Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look.” National Center for Education Statistics. http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010348/index.asp<br />“Academic Libraries: 2006 First Look.” National Center for Education Statistcs. http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008337<br />Baker, David. “The Multimedia Librarian in the Twenty-First Century.” Librarian Career Development 6.10 (1998): 3. <br />Beagle, Donald Robert. The Information Commons Handbook. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006<br />Griffey, Jason. “Stranger Than We Know.” Library Journal. 15 Oct 2008. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6599046.html<br />
  29. 29. References<br />Keene, Chris. “What Is a Platform As a Service?” Javalobby. 23 Mar 2009. http://java.dzone.com/articles/what-platform-service-paas<br />Martell, Charles. “The Absent User: Physical Use of Academic Library Collections and Services Continues to Decline 1995-2006. The Journal of Academic Librarianship. 34.5 (2008) 400.<br />Mitchell, Erik. “Using Cloud Services for Library IT Infrastructure.” The Code4Lib Journal 9 (22 Mar 2010).<br />Shimmon, Ross. “The Librarian at the End of the Galaxy.” New Library World 96.1120 (1995): 43. <br />Willson, Jonathan. “Enter the Cyberpunk Librarian: Future Directions in Cyberspace.” Library Review 44.8 (1995): 63.<br />
  30. 30. slideshare.net/tombrarian<br />

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