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1 Moving Libraries to the Cloud Roy Tennant

2 What Are You Talking About? A cloud is a common metaphor for the Internet:

3 Cloud Computing A style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet - Wikipedia Incorporates the concepts of: –Infrastructure as a Service (hardware capacity) –Platform as a Service (OS, solution stacks) –Software as a Service (applications)

4 Moving to the Cloud Moving to the cloud means moving computing tasks from in-house hardware and software to resources on the net Therefore, moving libraries to the cloud means moving library data and applications to the network level

5 Potential Benefits Low barriers to entry Pay as you go instead of capital investment No need to have local server capacity Software upgrades are automatic Saves staff

6 Potential Drawbacks Lack of complete control Reliance on network connectivity and speed

7 The Cloud From a Business Perspective

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10 So What About Libraries?

11 An Example: Cataloging Card distribution service Local card catalog Catalogers Bibliographic records Added value

12 An Example: Cataloging Bibliographic utility Bibliographic records Local catalog Catalogers Added value

13 An Example: Cataloging Union catalog, Locally tailored and skinned Bibliographic records Catalogers Added value Benefits accrue to all!

14 OCLCs Expert Community Experiment Allowing wiki-like editing of WorldCat records Im very excited about the experiment and have already "updated" more records in the past month than I have in months previous to this – Nathan Putnam

15 Machine Services for Libraries in the Cloud

16 Data Layer Application Layer Presentation Layer Typical Application Diagrams from David Walker

17 Data Layer Application Layer XML layer API-based Application

18 Data Layer Application Layer XML layer Custom Presentation Layer API-Based Application

19 Sent to another source to retrieve

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21 worldcat.org/devnet/

22 Mashed Libraries UK 2008

23 WorldCat Hackathon 2008

24 OCLC Bootcamp, Code4Lib 2009

25 Ways Libraries Are Benefitting from Moving Data to the Cloud

26 WorldCat Search API and Facebook worldcat/

27 WorldCat Citations in Facebook citemeapp/

28 Terminology Services for smarter searches

29 Visualizing WorldCat Holdings

30 WorldCat WordPress Widget

31 Mobile Web Applications

32 Mobile Web Applications

33 Android Application: CompareEverywhere

34 CompareEverywhere Splash Page

35 CompareEverywhere Searching

36 CompareEverywhere Search Results

37 CompareEverywhere Library Links

38 CompareEverywhere Library Information

39 A Library Catalog on an Android Phone

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41 CompareEverywhere API Traffic Spike CompareEverywhere, Day 1

42 For more details … worldcat.org/devnet


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