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Saturday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Levitating Libraries to the Clouds: A Strategy for Academic Libraries

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The University of Notre Dame's Office of Information Technology is in the process of implementing their "Cloud First" strategy where it intends to move 80% of its core technical infrastructure into the cloud by the end of 2017, using a tiered prioritization structure starting from hosting (SaaS), AWS (IaaS) and on premise.  As a campus technology partner, the Hesburgh Libraries has begun planning for moving many of our services and infrastructure into the cloud. This initiative represents a radical shift in mindset for technology planning, moving from thinking about technology as assets that need replacement every 5 to 7 years to thinking about IT as a monthly utility.  This presentation will cover how the Hesburgh Libraries is devising our plan to move a significant amount of our infrastructure to the cloud and the phases we have outlined to meet the OIT's 3 year plan.  We will cover:

  • our experimentation in Amazon Web Services and how AWS differs from our current infrastructure  
  • the assessment of library service catalog, both in terms of function and usage  
  • our determination of which hosting model meets the needs of our services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, or On-Premises)
  • how we will budget for the move  
  • planning for the migration and roll out  
  • and any other considerations libraries may need to evaluate in this process.

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Mark Dehmlow

Program Director, Information Technology, University of Notre Dame

Saturday November 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
Salon 1, Gaillard Center