Library Cloud: Concept and Design with Security Features
Cloud computing has the potential to change the world we see today, and this has been duly recognised due to the amazing advantages it offers. One of the main advantages it offers is that cloud computing can reduce the wastage of resources and efficient upgrade effectiveness, increasing the proper application of business computer resources or improving computing device’s effectiveness and efficiency of the cloud computing itself can achieve the best applications.
Universities and Colleges are the core of innovation through their advanced research and development. Higher education libraries of different size and type all over the world suffer from common problems such as shrinking budgets, accommodating resources within the budgetary constraints, Countering increased scope of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of subjects, flexibility associated with the e-data, diminished levels of efficiency, and huge cost involved in managing the entire IT infrastructure in the modern day academic libraries. Cloud computing can overcome these problems and transform the library infrastructure through digitization.
In the proposed paper, the plan is to design a “Library Cloud” which would be the consortium of many digital libraries of different universities/academic institutions and also discuss the security features required to implement this cloud. This “Library Cloud” would help in saving so many resources of the libraries involved and sharing of knowledge amongst the members of the institutions concerned, which otherwise individually would not be feasible and possible.