Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services

Author: Andrew Walsh

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856048095

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 161

View: 536

This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. Packed with easy to implement ideas, practical examples and international case studies, this provides you with the ultimate toolkit, exploring ideas as simple as renewals and reminders to the more complex such as access to e-books and virtual worlds. Jargon-free coverage of the background and context to mobile delivery will enable you to fully understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities, getting to grips with critical issues such as what sort of services users really want. Key topics covered include: • context including market penetration, range and functionality of devices • texting • apps vs. mobile websites • mobile information literacy vs. other information literacies • mobiles in teaching • linking the physical and virtual worlds via mobile devices • E-books for mobiles • the future of mobile delivery. Readership: This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. It would also be invaluable for museum staff facing the same challenges. Library and information students and academics will find it a useful introduction to the topic.
The Handheld Library: Mobile Technology and the Librarian

Author: Thomas A. Peters

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 735

Covering topics such as mobile reference, eBooks, mobile websites, and QR codes, this book examines the effects of the global mobile revolution on libraries and library users—critical information all librarians need. • Contains contributed chapters from active, innovative, respected librarians in the mobile library movement on ideas and trends for mobile libraries • Addresses aspects of the mobile revolution that are rarely covered, such as the use of tablet computers in archives and the mHealth information services movement • Provides updated descriptions of innovative mobile library services • Supplies practical advice and recommendations about mobile library systems and services
International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2013

Author: Shantanu Ganguly

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 9788179935545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1178

View: 201

ICDL conferences are recognized on of the most important platform in the world where noted expert share their experiences. Many DL experts have contributed thought provoking papers in ICDL 2013. These important papers are reviewed and conceptualized into ICDL on different areas of DL proceedings. The Proceedings have two volumes and has over 1100 pages.
Technological Advancements in Library Service Innovation

Author: Lamba, Manika

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799889441

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 662

Innovations in library services are rapidly developing within numerous areas including building design, program and event planning, patron experience and engagement, literacy program development, and administration and management. To ensure these changes are implemented and considered successfully, a closer look at the challenges, trends, and practices of these innovations is crucial. Technological Advancements in Library Service Innovation examines the recent activities of successful and groundbreaking research and practices around the world surrounding library service innovation and presents various forward-thinking initiatives. It also provides an overview of libraries’ successful experiences, identifies emerging global themes and trends, and offers guidance to library practitioners on how to pursue the recent trends in their own library environment. Covering topics such as technology adoption and organizational structures, this book is ideal for library professionals, researchers, academicians, instructors, and students.
Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

Author: Nicole Hennig

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

View: 332

How can your library—and your patrons—benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities. • Describes the most important, high-quality mobile apps in specific topic areas of interest to librarians • Provides examples of how these apps are useful for education, creativity, and productivity for all types of users, including those with special needs • Supplies a detailed checklist of what information to include when reviewing apps • Includes an extensive resource guide to books, blogs, websites, courses, and other sources for keeping up with mobile apps • Provides notes on app functionality, features, price, and developer as well as any pertinent limitations
Mastering Digital Librarianship

Author: Alison Mackenzie

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856049436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

View: 357

This book examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted on the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate 'know how', skills, knowledge and behaviours required in order to operate effectively. Expert specialists and opinion-makers from around the world discuss the challenges and successes of adapting existing practices, introducing new services and working with new partners in an environment that no longer recognizes traditional boundaries and demarcation of roles. The book is structured thematically, with a focus on three key strands where the impact of digital technologies is significant: - Rethinking marketing and communication: this strand looks at strategic approaches and practices which harness social media and illustrate the importance of communication and marketing activities in these new online spaces. - Rethinking support for academic practice: this part examines the professional expertise required of librarians who engage with and support new academic and learner practices in digitally rich teaching, learning and research environments. - Rethinking resource delivery: this section investigates the use of strategies to maximize access to online resources and services: harnessing system data to enhance collection management and user choice, designing and managing mobile 'friendly' learning spaces and providing virtual resources and services to an overseas campus. Readership: This timely and inspiring edited collection should make vital reading for librarians, library schools, departments of information science and other professional groups such as education developers, learning technologists and IT specialists.
M-Libraries 3

Author: Mohamed Ally

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 106

This title draws together international authorities to explore the variety of work that libraries are doing across the world to deliver resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices. Based on the proceedings of the Third International M-Libraries Conference held in Brisbane in May 2011, this draws together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading authorities in the field. The main strands of discussion include: • mobile services and their development • mobile users, their behaviour and requirements • emerging technical developments including new platforms, devices and applications • strategy and infrastructure developments at national level • reflections and feedback on new service models • local innovation. Readership: Information professionals in all sectors, policy makers, researchers, developers, publishers, suppliers, LIS students and new professionals.
Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799881056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1096

View: 218

Faced with increased budget cuts, libraries must continue to advance their services through new technologies and practices in order to keep pace with the rapid changes society is currently facing. The once traditional in-person services offered can no longer be the only option, and to keep themselves afloat, libraries must offer more in terms of digital services. The convenience of offering mobile and digital services brings a new wave of accessibility to libraries and a new question on just how much libraries will need to change to meet the newfound needs of its patrons. Beyond offering these digital services, libraries are incorporating other types of technology in multifaceted ways such as utilizing artificial intelligence practices, social media, and big data management. Moreover, libraries are increasingly looking for ways to partner and collaborate with the community, faculty, students, and other libraries in order to keep abreast of the best practices and needs of their users. The Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries explores emerging strategies and technologies that are redefining the role of the library within communities and academia. This reference book covers extensive ground on all the ways libraries have shifted to manage their resources, digitalize their services, and market themselves within the new technological revolution. These continued shifts for libraries come with benefits, challenges, and future projections that are critical for discussion as libraries continue to strive to remain updated and relevant in times of change. This book is ideal for librarians, archivists, collection managers, IT specialists, electronic resource librarians, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries and how they are transforming to fit modern needs.
M-Libraries 5

Author: Gill Needham

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783300341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 776

An up-to-date showcase of the innovative and inspiring work that libraries are doing across the world to interact with their users and deliver resources via mobile devices. This brand new edition of the highly successful M-Libraries series brings together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading experts, practitioners and researchers in the field. Based on the proceedings of the Fifth International M-Libraries Conference held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014, it illustrates the diversity of innovative and inspiring work that libraries are doing across the world to interact with their users and deliver resources via mobile and hand-held devices. With a foreword from Joan K Lippincott and 22 chapters from 13 countries, as far apart as India and Germany, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe, Scotland and Bangladesh, the book explores the following themes: - Best practice for the use of mobile technologies in libraries - Challenges and strategies involved in embracing mobile innovation for libraries - The impact of ubiquitous and wearable technologies on the future of libraries - Harnessing the future for teaching and learning with mobile technologies - Mobile technologies enhancing information access for all and pursuing the millennium development goals. As the world becomes more mobile, users will access information using mobile technologies. Hence, libraries have to make the transition to provide mobile service. M-Libraries 5 will help libraries to develop adaptable and efficient mobile services so they can meet the needs of the current and new generations of users. Readership: Information professionals in all sectors and researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals. It will also be invaluable for students of library and information science and newcomers to the profession.
Library and Information Science

Author: Michael F. Bemis

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 492

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.
Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business

Author: Iyamu, Tiko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466685253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 256

Individually, the fields of organizational politics and strategic information technology have soared in popularity. Studies suggest that the interaction between the two would prove beneficial to both the academic and corporate domains. This integration would serve to enable, support, and manage modern businesses. Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business gives voice to fresh perspectives on the development, implementation, and practice of information systems and technology in organizations. This book is beneficial for business people, undergraduate students, postgraduate candidates, and researchers looking to gain a more in-depth understanding of the influence of socio-technical factors on ICT operations.