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Life in the Cloud: A WorldShare Management Services Case Study

Journal of Web Librarianship [Jul 2012]

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Copyright (c) 2012 Taylor & Francis

Abstract: A small, private academic library took the risk of moving from a traditional integrated library system to adopting a system 'in the cloud.' This case study presents the setting, history, and local needs of the library, including staffing challenges, and explains the decision-making rationale and process. A description of the library's transition process to Online Computer Library Center, Inc.'s WorldShare Management Services is followed by an assessment of whether its hopes for the new system have been fulfilled. Although other libraries are beginning to use cloud-based systems, the technology, philosophy, and practice of this new type of library management service have yet to be fully tested.


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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of Web Librarianship
Publication Info:Volume 6 Number 3
Issue:Jul 2012
Page(s):176-185
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Company: OCLC
Products: WorldShare Management Services
Libraries: Hope International University
Subject: Library Services Platforms
ISSN:1932-2909
Record Number:20166
Last Update:2014-12-20 13:33:29
Date Created:2014-12-20 13:33:01