NISO Webinar: Cloud and Web Services for Libraries

Date: October 14, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

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When young, we look to the sky and see shapes in clouds. We watch as the cloud reshapes into something else. Like actual clouds, the world of digital cloud-based tools seems to also be ever changing as this new technology is developed. For librarians, trend of moving ILS systems to the cloud has exciting possibilities but enthusiasm is tempered by uncertainty. Cloud-based web services are a somewhat new tool, and as such, options are limited. These services are being continuously upgraded, and librarians need to have a voice in the development of these tools to be sure their needs are met.

Libraries have needs that are complex and evolving and available ILS systems are presently limited in their abilities. Minimally, an  ILS system will track what the library owns, its patrons, what they have borrowed, and other general library services. These minimal functions do not take into account the need for integration with the wider array of online services libraries offer nor integration into services of the libraries’ academic institution.

This webinar will discuss what capabilities libraries need versus the capabilities currently offered in commercial ILS systems, and possible short-term solutions as well as helping ILS cloud services to understand better what future versions of their products should include.

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Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on October 14, 2015 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed here: If you would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part of membership, information on joining is listed here: All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:  

Be sure to check out NISO’s discounted subscription packages for webinars ( and virtual conferences ( for 2015.

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Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
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