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The Teaching Librarian by Laura McKinnon, Kris Helge

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Cloud computing for teaching librarians

Abstract:

This chapter defines and explains cloud computing, describing its recent popularity in pedagogy and its relevance in the future. It highlights specific types of cloud computing platforms that are available and the collaborative features of each. The chapter describes best practices for pedagogical use of cloud computing for teaching librarians, and examines its use at specific institutions. Additionally, it discusses important considerations, such as security, access, and reliability, of which teaching librarians need to be aware prior to implementing cloud computing in their instruction.

Key words

cloud computing

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