O'Reilly logo

An Overview of the Changing Role of the Systems Librarian by Edward Iglesias

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

7

Enterprise computing and the library: managing the transition

John Durno

Recently, Marshall Breeding identified a number of powerful factors driving a transition to enterprise computing for libraries. These factors include security, scalability, better redundancy and backup of critical systems, and basic economics. It is far more cost-effective to build one enterprise-scale infrastructure to handle organizational computing requirements than it is to replicate that infrastructure on a smaller scale throughout a single organization. Equally importantly, a shift to enterprise computing provides an opportunity for the library to participate more fully in objectives important to the entire organization, rather than focus exclusively on its own ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required