The Librarian

The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud

The cloud can be a powerful tool for conducting and managing research. The Librarian’s Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud is a practical guide to using cloud services from a librarian’s point of view. As well as discussing how to use various cloud-based services, the title considers the various privacy and data portability issues associated with web-based services. This book helps readers make the most of cloud computing, including how to fold mobile devices into the cloud-based research management equation. The book is divided into several chapters, each considering a key aspect of academic research in the cloud, including: defining the cloud; capturing information; capturing and managing scholarly information; storing files; staying organized, communicating; and sharing. The book ends by considering the future of the cloud, examining what readers can expect from cloud services in the next few years, and how research might be changed as a result.

All those interested in academic research and cloud computing, including academic librarians, researchers, and students

Paperback, 214 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-715-6


  • What is the cloud? Capturing information; Capturing and managing scholarly information; Storing files; Writing; Staying organized; Communicating; Sharing; The future of the cloud.


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