Cloud Computing in Library
Articles
Angelė Pečeliūnaitė
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Published 2014-12-22
https://doi.org/10.15388/BiblLita.2014.3.15563
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Keywords

cloud computing
SaaS
IaaS
PaaS
LaaS service
digital information management
virtual library
an electronic reading room
electronic publications
scientific community

How to Cite

Pečeliūnaitė A. (2014) “Cloud Computing in Library”, Bibliotheca Lituana, 30, pp. 94-112. doi: 10.15388/BiblLita.2014.3.15563.

Abstract

The article analyses the possibility of how Cloud Computing can be used by libraries to organise activities online. In order to achieve a uniform understanding of the essence of technology SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS, the article discusses the Cloud Computing services, which can be used for the relocation of libraries to the Internet. The improvement of the general activity of libraries in the digital age, the analysis of the international experience in the libraries are examples. Also the article discusses the results of a survey of the Lithuanian scientific community that confirms that 90% of the scientific community is in the interest of getting full access to e-publications online. It is concluded that the decrease in funding for libraries, Cloud Computing can be an economically beneficial step, expanding the library services and improving their quality.

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