Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

“Why libraries virtualize” – MCLS

Today I had the opportunity to talk at the Midwest Collaborative Library Service annual meeting. The topic was cloud computing and I took the time to lay out some of the initial data from my survey on library adoption of … Continue reading

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Amazon AWS preconference at Code4Lib

This morning I had the opportunity to conduct a pre-conference at Code4lib on using Amazon’s web services. In anticipation of the pre-conference I decided to create a series of worksheets to help guide us. The worksheets still need some editing … Continue reading

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Understanding the impact of open and distributed computing

This post is the second post for the LITA Top Technology Trends Panel at ALA Midwinter. Trend – Understanding the impact of open and distributed computing on libraries and information services I identified this trend as ‘open and distributed’ because … Continue reading

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Finding ways to combine cloud computing and open source software

A few days ago Omeka, an open source digital content publishing system, introduced a cloud-based hosting solution for users. The solution features a tiered service level (from Free to $999 per year) and provides users with a point and click … Continue reading

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Running the ZSR Vufind application server

Overview This tutorial covers how to launch, customize, test, and deploy the Vufind application server currently hosted on Amazon EC2. The server is running Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit) and has been configured to run as a local test server. This … Continue reading

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