D5.3: User Impact Study

LoCloud, funded under the European Commission’s CIP ICT PSP programme, has the overall goal of supporting small and medium-­‐sized institutions in making their content and metadata available to Europeana by exploring the potential of cloud computing technologies. The project has provided a series of services which aim to help reduce the technical, semantic and skills barriers faced by smaller institutions, which typically have limited access to either IT infrastructure or staff with the requisite skills in digital libraries. 

This report summarises the findings from several studies which aim to monitor the achievement of the objectives of LoCloud and their impact on the different user communities.