SLA Silicon Valley Chapter & IT Division Joint Event
Cloud Computing for Libraries and Digital Curation
Register Now: Please register online by Friday, Sept. 30 (Choose the onsite or virtual attendee option on the 2nd page; Virtual attendance registration is limited to 100)
Cloud Computing is the hot new technology bandwagon that everyone is trying to climb aboard. Yet, like any new technology, early adopters have hit some bumps in the road, including deployment issues, lack of standards, and security holes that have been widely reported in the press.
As Cloud Computing moves from early adopter stage to mainstream deployment, it's time for those in the library and digital curation fields to assess how they can make use of this promising new technology. What is Cloud Computing? How can it improve current practices? What new opportunities does it enable? Philip Gust will help librarians and digital curators understand the technology, discuss some ways that they can begin using it now, and provide a road map for realizing its full potential in the future.
Philip Gust is a member of the LOCKSS digital preservation project at the Stanford University Libraries. He has been a CTO, VP, and Engineering Director at several early stage companies. He was a Principal Investigator and R&D Manager at HP Labs, and managed the development of over a dozen products. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, he worked on unmanned spacecraft missions to every planet in the Solar System. He also taught Computer Science and Systems Engineering at the University of Arizona. Mr. Gust is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Senior Life Member of the ACM, and treasurer of the Silicon Valley chapter of SLA. He earned a BS in Mathematics and Psychology and a MS in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Arizona.
You are welcome to attend the presentation virtually:
When: Thursday Oct. 6, 2011, 7pm-7:45pm PDT, followed by Q/A
Fee: SLA Silicon Valley Chapter or IT Division members: $5
SLA student members: $5
Other SLA members: $10
Student non-members: $10
SLA IT Division in conjunction with Silicon Valley Chapter will broadcast the presentation via SLA’s GoToWebinar. To attend, you will need to download the GoToWebinar applet to your computer. Please make sure that you can download software to the computer and check system requirements before registering.
Or participate in person at Gilead:
When: Thursday Oct. 6, 2011
Where: Gilead, 333 Lakeside Dr., Bldg. 300, Foster City, CA 94404 Gilead Map
Registration: 5:30pm-6:30pm PDT
Dinner: 6pm-7pm PDT (Deli Stacks Buffet incl. vegetarian)
Presentation: 7pm-7:45pm PDT, followed by Q/A
Fee: SLA Members $18
SLA Student Members $15
SLA Retired Members $15
SLA Members Between Jobs $15
Vendor/Sponsor/Speaker (no charge)
Springer representatives will also be present for you to take the opportunity to learn more about what cloud computing applications they might have for your library before or after the presentation.
Thank you to Springer for their generous sponsorship. Thanks also go to SLA's Silicon Valley Chapter and IT Division for working together to coordinate this event.