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Thu Oct 1 11:37:53 EDT 2015

*NISO Webinar: **Cloud and Web Services for Libraries*

*Date:* October 14, 2015

*Time:* 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

*Event webpage:*


When young, we look to the sky and see shapes in clouds. We watch as the
cloud reshapes into something else. Like actual clouds, the world of
digital cloud-based tools seems to also be ever changing as this new
technology is developed. For librarians, trend of moving ILS systems to the
cloud has exciting possibilities but enthusiasm is tempered by uncertainty.
Cloud-based web services are a somewhat new tool, and as such, options are
limited. These services are being continuously upgraded, and librarians
need to have a voice in the development of these tools to be sure their
needs are met.

Libraries have needs that are complex and evolving and available ILS
systems are presently limited in their abilities. Minimally, an  ILS system
will track what the library owns, its patrons, what they have borrowed, and
other general library services. These minimal functions do not take into
account the need for integration with the wider array of online services
libraries offer nor integration into services of the libraries’ academic

This webinar will discuss what capabilities libraries need versus the
capabilities currently offered in commercial ILS systems, and possible
short-term solutions as well as helping ILS cloud services to understand
better what future versions of their products should include.

Confirmed topics and speakers are:

   - *Utilizing the Cloud to Empower Research Efforts - **John “JG”
   Chirapurath, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Workflow
   Solutions  *
   - *Migrating CDL Infrastructure to Amazon Web Services - **Kurt
   Ewoldsen, Manager, Infrastructure and Applications Support, California
   Digital Library, University of California*
   - *Surveying the Horizon: Preservation and the Cloud - **Heather Lea
   Moulaison, Assistant Professor, The iSchool (School of Information Science
   & Learning Technologies), University of Missouri*


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on October 14, 2015 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are
available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards
Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership
and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will
automatically receive the login information. Members are listed here:
http://www.niso.org/about/roster/#library_standards_alliance. If you would
like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part
of membership, information on joining is listed here:
http://www.niso.org/about/join/alliance/.) All webinar registrants and LSA
webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:

Be sure to check out NISO’s discounted subscription packages for webinars (
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/webinars/) and virtual conferences (
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/) for 2015.

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Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
E: jwood at niso.org
P: 301.654.2512
F: 410.685.5278
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