International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

Information common and emerging cloud library technologies

Sangeeta Dhamdhere1* and Ramdas Lihitkar2
1Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganesh-Khind, Pune, India. 2Government College of Science, Nagpur, India.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 September 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013


Information common refers to the shared knowledge-base and the processes that facilitate its use. It also refers to a physical space, usually in an academic library, where any and all can participate in the processes of information research, gathering and production. In order to minimize the cost and avoid duplication of resources, infrastructure, software, hardware, manpower use of emerging technologies like server virtualization and cloud computing in libraries are increasing. This paper discusses in brief application of these technologies in libraries along with role of cloud librarian and university cloud library.

Key words: Cloud computing, information common, university cloud library model, Role of cloud librarian, cloud based library services, cloud platforms.