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ERIC Number: EJ887122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Training in the Clouds
Pretlow, Cassi; Jayroe, Tina
Computers in Libraries, v30 n4 p18-23 May 2010
In this article, the authors share how cloud-based applications, such as Google Calendar, Wikidot, Google Docs, Google Sites, YouTube, and Craigslist, played a big part in the success of their plan of implementing a technology training program for customers and employees. A few years ago the Denver Public Library, where the authors work, developed a long-term strategic plan that included a new mission statement and vision to better serve the residents of Denver. In this plan was a commitment to implement a technology training program for customers and employees. Like most libraries, they had limited staff and budget, yet they saw the potential of free, cloud-based applications. The use of web-based services has been incorporated into their traditional training at little cost to the library. This has leveraged their ability to train and coordinate a larger number of volunteer and in-house trainers, thereby leading to increased outreach and a higher presence in the Greater Denver area. They are currently using Google Calendar, Wikidot, Google Docs, Google Sites, YouTube, Craigslist, and Zoomerang at their library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado