Cloud computing comes in several different forms and this research paper discusses how service, platform and infrastructure forms of cloud computing have been used to serve library needs. Following an overview of these uses the experience of one library in migrating IT infrastructure to a cloud environment and concludes with a model for assessing cloud computing. Development of cloud computing for integrated library management and retrieval system on the basis of global recommendation include Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Library Environment Project (OLE) and the recommendation of Integrated Library System for Discovery Interface (ILS-DI); and in this regard, the most comprehensive open source software for designing and developing the Internet based services is selected.
Key words: Cloud computing, information mash-up, Web 2.0 and open source software.
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