The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud, 1st Edition

  • Steven Ovadia
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780633815
  • ISBN-13: 9781780633817
  • DDC: 004.6782
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 214 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
List of Figures.
About the Author.
1: Introduction to the Cloud.
2: Capturing Information.
3: Capturing and Managing Scholarly Information.
4: Storing Files in the Cloud.
5: Writing in the Cloud.
6: Staying Organized.
7: Communicating.
8: Sharing.
9: The Future of the Cloud.