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Buck, Stephanie – Computers in Libraries, 2009
As news outlets create headlines such as "A Cloud & A Prayer," "The Cloud Is the Computer," and "Leveraging Clouds to Make You More Efficient," many readers have been left with cloud confusion. Many definitions exist for cloud computing, and a uniform definition is hard to find. In its most basic form, cloud…
Descriptors: Computers, Libraries, Information Technology, Information Scientists
Webb, Paula L.; Nero, Muriel D. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
In today's world of instant everything, everyone has been exposed to some form of Web 2.0 technology, and higher education is not exempt from its long reach. Libraries of all types are incorporating Web 2.0 features to attract users as well as to showcase library services. The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) has become more user-friendly with…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Library Services
Caporizzo, Marilyn – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Millipore Corp.--a global company of 6,100 employees for which the author serves as the science and patent information specialist--supplies products and expertise that span the research, development, and production stages in the life science research and biologic drug manufacturing fields. Millipore's corporate library, the information group,…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Training, Biological Sciences, Internet
Dunn, Katharine; Szydlowski, Nick – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Large-scale projects such as the Internet Archive (www.archive.org) send out crawlers to gather snapshots of much of the web. This massive collection of archived websites may include content of interest to one's patrons. But if librarians want to control exactly when and what is archived, relying on someone else to do the archiving is not ideal.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Information Sources, Internet, Preservation