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About the author
Chapter 1: Introduction to the cloud
Chapter 2: Capturing information
Browser bookmark syncing
Postponed reading services
Chapter 3: Capturing and managing scholarly information
How do researchers keep track of scholarly research?
Chapter 4: Storing files in the cloud
Chapter 5: Writing in the cloud
Microsoft Word Web App
Chapter 6: Staying organized
Remember the Milk
Chapter 7: Communicating
Chapter 8: Sharing
Chapter 9: The future of the cloud
Consolidation of features
Consolidation of customers
Consolidation of services
Return to local services
The rise of Linux
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.
- Covers a wide range of services, discussing their strengths and weaknesses and showing readers how to use them more effectively
- Offers a research perspective for readers who don’t know how to connect cloud services with academic research
- Contextualises cloud-based services, explaining not just what they do and how they work, but how they can best be used
All those interested in academic research and cloud computing, including academic librarians, researchers, and students
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- © Chandos Publishing 2013
- 30th September 2013
- Chandos Publishing
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"...provides a comprehensive, well-organised introduction to the topic without overwhelming the reader with advanced technical jargon. It is well indexed and contains a list of print and online references and further reading."--Australian Library Journal, September 2 2014
Steven Ovadia is Associate Professor/Web Services Librarian at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY. He frequently writes about how users interact with information in an online context. He is the Internet Connection columnist for Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian and his work has been published in Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library Philosophy and Practice, and Journal of Web Librarianship. Steven has an MLIS from Palmer School of Library and Information Science, and an MA in Applied Social Research from Queens College, CUNY.
City University of New York (CUNY), USA