These are notes from the 1st of our new biweekly “Friday Morning LIS” meeting series, open to any or all from within LIS. The aim of these meetings is to discuss upcoming projects, decisions, issues, and opportunities relating to technology and libraries, as well as to ensure that those in our community most impacted by any given change have a chance to provide input/feedback. Continue reading
Everyone is welcome in Davis Family Library 105 at 1pm on Wednesday, August 25th for a live EDUCAUSE webcast entitled Professional Development and Staffing for the Cloud. This webcast will be hosted by Joanne Kossuth, VP for Operations and CIO of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Please read on for a detailed description and/or contact Chris Norris with any questions!
Description of the event from the EDUCAUSE website: “Are you getting ready for the cloud? How will the utilization of cloud services impact the skill set requirements and professional development paths for our staff? What are the types and levels of information that IT professionals must understand and advance in the growing space of cloud computing? How will technical work change? How will the staff gain skill sets in negotiation, interorganizational collaboration, and risk management? And the list goes on. Join us for a lively discussion of these issues and a sharing of our experiences.“
More Information: https://net.educause.edu/LIVE1023/
Spotlight on Cloud Computing Series—Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing
Speakers: John L. King, Professor of Information, School of Information and Vice Provost for Academic Information, University of Michigan
Date: March 18, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Axinn 229
More information on this free, hour-long EDUCAUSE Live! Web Seminar can be found on the event web site, Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing.
Submitted by Mike Roy
Henry Schaffer, Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Coordinator of Special IT Projects and Faculty Collaboration – North Carolina State University
Sarah Stein, Associate Professor of Communication and Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)
Academic Outreach and Collaboration – North Carolina State University
Topic: Cloud Computing for the Academic Institution
Date: July 29, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. CDT, 11:00 a.m. MDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT).
International participants: You may wish to visit this external time-conversion website to calculate the start time in your time zone. Duration: 1 hour
The Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) is a cloud computing solution that is designed to address the unique needs of academic institutions. Computational resources for teaching faculty, students, and researchers require flexibility in order to be effective in diverse environments. The VCL enables this in an unprecedentedly affordable manner. This talk will present an overview of the VCL and discuss the computing resource problems that initiated it, the advantages and limitations of its use, and its pedagogical impact, as well as the economic implications of cloud computing.
The event is free, but registration is required and virtual seating is limited. REGISTER NOW.