Application of Cloud Computing Technology in Libraries


Author(s): Swapna G, B.S. Biradar

Cloud computing is a technology that uses the Internet and central remote servers to maintain data, software and application. In other words, it is a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to the external customers using internet technologies. It came up as a boon for libraries and is offering various opportunities for libraries to connect their services with clouds. After thorough literature search, in this paper author try to highlights the segments, types, and characteristics of cloud computing. Apart from the basic knowledge about cloud computing, this paper also deals with cloud computing initiatives for libraries and major cloud computing service providers. An attempt also made to know the application of cloud computing in libraries along with its benefits in LIS domain

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