Title: Collection Management in the Cloud: A Guide for Using Cloud Computing Technologies in Libraries (LITA Guides)
Authors: Kayla Kipps and Allison Kaiser Jones
Hardback: ISBN: 978-1-5381-5188-4, $95; Paper: ISBN 978-1-5381-5189-1, $45; eBook: 978-1-5381-5190-7, $43.
Imprint: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022
“Collection Management in the Cloud provides a practical, budget-minded approach to using cloud-based tools for collection management workflows. Kipps and Jones review several of these tools, including instructions for set up, details on how to use in the library, and concerns such as cost and security, in easy-to-understand language.”
— Leah Hinds, executive director, Charleston Hub (Home of the Charleston Conference and Against the Grain)
An interesting and engaging overview of essential tools and strategies for 21st century librarians.
— Tim Bucknall, founder of the Carolina Consortium
Any collections or electronic resources manager will benefit from the in-depth analysis of the tools and services described in this book. Its publication is especially timely given the sudden and recent increase in remote work.
— Leslie O’Brien, director of Collections and Technical Services, Virginia Tech, University Libraries
This incredibly informative resource fills a critical void regarding the use of cloud-based technologies in libraries. Not only does the book provide a broad overview of available technologies, but it includes detailed explorations of specific products and software and the ways in which those tools impact library workflows and processes.
— Christopher D. Vidas, electronic resources librarian, acting head of collection management, Clemson University, Library Depot