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Cloud libraries

Mayank Yuvaraj (Central University of Bihar, Patna, India)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 5 October 2015




The present paper is an attempt to describe in detail the concept of Cloud computing in conjunction with libraries. It describes in detail about Cloud libraries, transition of libraries toward Cloud, its need, features, Cloud library components, types of Cloud libraries, Cloud library infrastructure, key players as well as role of Cloud librarians.


Based on an extensive literature survey, the basic conceptions of Cloud libraries were developed.


Various concepts of Cloud libraries have been proposed in the literature that will be instrumental in understanding the theoretical foundations of Cloud libraries.


Till date no any theoretical foundation exists on the concept of Cloud libraries. The paper is one of the first attempts to give shape to the libraries based on Cloud computing platform.



Yuvaraj, M. (2015), "Cloud libraries", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 32 No. 8, pp. 19-23.



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