Proposed Session Title

Using cloud computing to manage your electronic resources: OR You have HOW MANY spreadsheets?

Description

Does your library struggle with managing its growing collection of electronic databases, journals, and books? Are you overwhelmed with tracking registration, remembering URLS, organizing links, passwords, contracts, etc.? Do you need an Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system yesterday? Are you frustrated with waiting for the perfect ERM? This session details the steps one small library followed to evaluate work-flow, investigate management tool options, and ultimately select and implement a Zoho Creator database. Creator allows library staff with minimal technical skills to set up and customize a resource specific to their library's unique needs. Its intuitive user interface allows access to a secure server from multiple locations, omits the need for complicated SQL queries, facilitates importing and exporting between Creator and other software applications, and much more. This cost-effective tool provides an immediate solution with flexibility to address libraries' current and future needs. During this session, you will have an opportunity to explore this free Web 2.0 tool. Are you wondering what language we are writing in? Or did this all make perfect sense? Either way, please join us. Bring your questions and solutions, your creativity and frustrations, and join us for a session of co-inquiry.

Start Date

17-3-2010 3:40 PM

Target Audience

Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Special Libraries, Technical Services

Technical Expertise

intermediate

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Mar 17th, 3:40 PM

Using cloud computing to manage your electronic resources: OR You have HOW MANY spreadsheets?

Does your library struggle with managing its growing collection of electronic databases, journals, and books? Are you overwhelmed with tracking registration, remembering URLS, organizing links, passwords, contracts, etc.? Do you need an Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system yesterday? Are you frustrated with waiting for the perfect ERM? This session details the steps one small library followed to evaluate work-flow, investigate management tool options, and ultimately select and implement a Zoho Creator database. Creator allows library staff with minimal technical skills to set up and customize a resource specific to their library's unique needs. Its intuitive user interface allows access to a secure server from multiple locations, omits the need for complicated SQL queries, facilitates importing and exporting between Creator and other software applications, and much more. This cost-effective tool provides an immediate solution with flexibility to address libraries' current and future needs. During this session, you will have an opportunity to explore this free Web 2.0 tool. Are you wondering what language we are writing in? Or did this all make perfect sense? Either way, please join us. Bring your questions and solutions, your creativity and frustrations, and join us for a session of co-inquiry.