Green Economic and Secure Libraries on Cloud

Green Economic and Secure Libraries on Cloud

Kalpana T.M., S. Gopalakrishnan
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4631-5.ch017
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Libraries are considered storehouses of knowledge in the form of books and other resources. Introduction of computers and information and communication technology paved the way for resources in electronic format. Hence, storage of library resources is categorized in two ways namely physical storage and electronic storage. The advantages of e-format are multiple users, increasing availability of free resource, sharing, storing, accessibility, retrieval, flexibility, compatibility, and so forth. As an evolutionary change in adapting to the electronic dissemination, electronic data can be stored virtually, externally, and retrieved in cloud computing. For cloud storage users, service providers and tools are considered as major components of the service architecture. Tool connects cloud storage server and thin client platform through the Internet. Green computing and green production technology are utilizing minimum resources and maximum production in an eco-friendly way. Data warehousing is collection of data, categorizing, filtering, eliminating replica data, format compatibility; security of data retrieval gives economic storage of files. Warehoused data with extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools are retrieved by data mining. This chapter discusses various architecture, service providers, models of service, certifications, billing models, security issues, solutions to security issues and eco-friendly economic storage.
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Collection Development With Cloud Computing

With the increasing contents and information explosion, availability of resources for free, stimulates the intention to all the users to collect more and more data, data availability with relevancy is enormous and collecting and storing of required data for future retrieval made inevitable. Such collected information, should be well stored without data loss. External storage devices like CDs and hard drives are used, but on long run, and when technology becomes obsolete or data is corrupted and the source becomes irretrievable. Data will not perish as this technology as estimated will have long run, making data collection and storage live for long. Moreover collected information with reference to libraries almost published earlier and confidentiality to some extent is not a hindrance.

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