I just got the bill for the first month of hosting this blog on Amazon Web Services. The total for the month was $23.60, and includes:
data transfer charges for all in-bound and out-bound content;
a full-time use of a LINUX micro-sized Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance (with backup to the Elastic Block Store (EBS));
use of the Amazon CloudFront content distribution network.
All told, I’m pretty pleased with the costs — particularly as I was considering the amortized cost of buying a new server to replace the one I had been using for the past five years. The itemized bill is included below.
This is a preview of First Bill for DLTJ Hosting on Amazon Web Services. Read the full post (583 words, 2:20 minutes estimated reading time)
If it is Thursday it must mean it is time for another in this series of Thursday Threads posts. This week there are an abundance of things that could fall into the category of “disruptive innovation” in libraries and higher education. If you find these interesting, you might want to subscribe to my FriendFeed stream where these topics and more are posted and discussed throughout the week.
This is a preview of Thursday Threads: Disruption in Library Acquisitions, Publishing, and Remedial Education plus Checking Assumptions of Cloud Computing and a National Digital Library. Read the full post (810 words, 3:14 minutes estimated reading time)
What about [libraries'] local data? By providing data up onto the OCLC platform, will that data be restricted in its use — how they can use it — or will it be totally open for them to use it in any way that they want to?
This is a preview of At the Intersection of the OCLC Records Use Policy and the WorldCat Local Cloud-based Library Management Service. Read the full post (624 words, 2:30 minutes estimated reading time)
Last week, OCLC announced a “strategy to move library management services to Web scale.” With this move, OCLC is rebranding “WorldCat Local” to include functions typically associated with an integrated library system. From the press release:
OCLC plans to release Web-scale delivery and circulation, print and electronic acquisitions, and license management components to WorldCat Local, continuing the integration of library management services to create the Web-scale, cooperative library service. OCLC will begin piloting the Web-scale management service components this year.
This is a preview of OCLC’s WorldCat Local “Quick Start”. Read the full post (1388 words, 5:33 minutes estimated reading time)