D1.1 Cloud Computing: report on the State-of-the Art Monitoring and Situation Analysis

This document provides a state-of-the art of cloud computing with a specific focus on the uptake of cloud computing by small and medium-sized institutions in the European Union. It presents three situation reports from Spain, The Netherlands and Denmark, looking into existing cloud based collection management and digital library services and offering a description of the relation of LoCloud to the Europeana Cloud project. LoCloud aims  to bring the benefits of cloud computing especially to  small and medium-sized cultural institutions to help them with making their content available through Europeana.

The report has been compiled by The Danish Agency for Culture, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed in the Netherlands, The Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Vilniaus Universitas in Lithuania, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave in Slovakia.