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NISO Webinar: Embracing the Cloud: Real Life Examples of Library Cloud Implementation

February 8, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Cloud computing, a concept that has leapt onto the scene in the last few years, is available to libraries in the form of hosted systems for an ILS  or for e-resource access. These systems take advantage of cheaper computing power, increased availability of services such as Amazon Web services, and new development strategies from library vendors. What does moving library information to a networked environment do to improve the overall management of the system? How can libraries leverage cloud-hosted and managed collections? Are there tradeoffs in terms of local control? Learn the answers to these and related issues at this webinar where speakers will discuss actual cloud implementations in library environments.


Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

The Cloud and Libraries
Erik Mitchell, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Mitchell's research interests include a focus on cloud computing. In this presentation, he will discuss how the values of libraries relate to new opportunities presented by the global shift to cloud and hosted computing, how these new architectures may benefit library services, and how new efficiencies may need to balance with concerns such as security, privacy and sustainability. 

Pepperdine University Libraries' Move to the Cloud
Lynne Jacobsen, Associate University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication, Pepperdine University Libraries

Ms. Jacobsen will describe activities at Pepperdine University Libraries as it has been managing a migration to OCLC's Webscale Management System, and will comment on how outsourcing hosting and taking advantage of synergies between shared and local data has contributed to more streamlined policies and improved workflows at her institution.

The Cloud Experience at a Public Library Consortium
Charlene McGuire, Technology Consultant, Southwest Kansas Library System

Ms. McGuire will provide background to technical challenges facing her consortium, which numbers 36 libraries, and how a move to the cloud via Auto-Graphics' hosting capabilities for AGent VERSO and Illuminar have improved many aspects of system management. 


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Registration closes on February 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on February 8, 2012. Cancellations made by February 1, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.