Hey, Erik. I'd be to happy to complete the survey but I feel I should let you know that it doesn't jibe with our environment and we're probably not the only ones. We have a mix of support staffing scenarios. Nearly everything is virtualized now. In some cases, campus IT spins up a virtual server specifically for our use and we manage it from there. In other cases, the web site for example, they manage it completely. In other cases, we have things hosted in the cloud with varying levels of management responsibility. As I began the survey I got stuck immediately and question what value and how accurate my response would be.
It's just not as clear-cut as the survey assumes.
Biomedical Librarian, Digital Projects
A.R. Dykes Library, University of Kansas Medical Center
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>>> On 8/25/2011 at 02:04 PM, in message <[log in to unmask]>, Erik Mitchell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Please forgive cross posting
This research study is about cloud computing and virtualization
adoption in libraries. It asks questions about the level of adoption
and factors that enable or inhibit the use of these technologies in
The survey is open to anyone who works with IT related to libraries
(e.g., systems departments, desktop support, campus IT department
supporting the library, etc.).
Even if your library does not use cloud computing or virtualization
technologies your input is still valuable for understanding the
landscape of this technology adoption in libraries.
To take the survey please follow this link
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland College Park