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Dula, Michael; Jacobsen, Lynne; Ferguson, Tyler; Ross, Rob – Computers in Libraries, 2012
This article presents the story of how Pepperdine University migrated its library management functions to the cloud using what is now known as OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS). The story of implementing this new service is told from two vantage points: (1) that of the library; and (2) that of the service provider. The authors were the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Library Administration, Management Systems, Internet
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Dula, Michael W.; Ye, Gan – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
In this case study the authors describe Pepperdine University Libraries' migration to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. They elaborate on the rationale for the decision, review some of the challenges and lessons encountered along the way, and briefly discuss some effects of the new system on our libraries. The focus is on technical services…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Transfer, Internet, Computer Software
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Mahon, Ed; McPherson, Michael R.; Vaughan, Joseph; Rowe, Theresa; Pickett, Michael P.; Bielec, John A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
IT leaders today must not only provide but also decide: which tools and services should they continue to supply, which are better delivered by others, and perhaps most critically, which methods from among the bewildering array of alternative sourcing strategies will best serve their faculty, staff, and students. In 2009, the EDUCAUSE Center for…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Leaders, Outsourcing, College Faculty
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Sheard, Reed – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
When the author was brought on as CIO of Westmont College in October 2008, the president, Board of Trustees, and campus environment made it clear that technology needed a major overhaul to meet the college's growing requirements. Also, these changes needed to happen without significantly increasing the IT budget or staff. Marketing Charts…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Finance, Innovation
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Trappler, Thomas J. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
Much recent discussion has focused on the pros and cons of cloud computing. Some institutions are attracted to cloud computing benefits such as rapid deployment, flexible scalability, and low initial start-up cost, while others are concerned about cloud computing risks such as those related to data location, level of service, and security…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Vendors, Best Practices