Cloud Computing for Libraries

Canan Tavluoğlu, Ayse Korkmaz


Cloud computing is a computing platform that allows access over internet by using desktop computers, laptops, tablet PCs and smart phones without any software and storage unit. Mobile devices are provided to access information at anytime from anywhere. Mobile cloud computing is adaptation of the structure of cloud within a mobile environment. Many organizations use this technology and save time and money, such as libraries. Libraries have been adopting their reference services to the new technology and library functions have been moving to the cloud. This paper defines cloud computing, mobile cloud computing, presents the opportunities and challenges, in addition these shows the usage of cloud computing using the references of librarians in university libraries from Ankara, Turkey.

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