While cloud computing is not new, cloud-based services have matured and become more prevalent, thereby offering a range of new technology tools for libraries. Cloud computing technologies, and in particular those designed for end-users, present librarians with varying technology proficiencies the ability to access and use technologies - and related services - that might otherwise be beyond their reach. As cloud computing becomes more of a mainstay, many librarians are considering new ways to use these third-party tools in their work.
Tritt, Deborah and Kendrick, Kaetrena Davis
"Impact of Cloud Computing on Librarians at Small and Rural Academic Libraries,"
The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 62
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seln/vol62/iss3/2