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Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries « Dysart & Jones

Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries « Dysart & Jones | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Rebecca Jones:

"Mobile Apps: Implications for Libraries" http://t.co/ADV4dEEu SEE ALSO "Developing mobile apps the easy way" http://t.co/2WjfvXTY..."

 

"Jeff Wisniewski of University of Pittsburg updated the crowd at NYPL’s “Engaging Communitities, Promoting Learning” conference on the current state of mobile, and encouraged them to consider the implications for libraries. [...]

Here’s his main points:

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Apps Libraries Need to Pay Attention to & Leap Frog From:

- TeenBookFinder

- Buckeye Stroll

- Denver Public Library’s Creating Communities

- Yelp

- ScanJose.org

- ShelvAR

- Google Maps 6.0

- ideaflight.com

- Popplet.com

- Georgia State University Library uses ipads for “guerilla-style" assessment

- libraries can be publishers & support authors in creating ebooks with apps like iBooks and Kindle Direct Publishing

- mobile is also allowing libraries to liberate space

- push-location triggering alerting > DOKLAB"

 

 

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Special Librarians and Information Professionals Discuss Social Media, Apps and Other Tech Tools at the OLA Super Conference

Special Librarians and Information Professionals Discuss Social Media, Apps and Other Tech Tools at the OLA Super Conference | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Mimi Szeto

"While most librarians don’t turn to Facebook to look up murder victims and research torture stories, Astrid Lange does. Lange is a news librarian who heads the Library and Research Services at the Toronto Star. “Most users don’t know how to use privacy settings,” she told a group of information professionals last Wednesday at the OLA Super Conference 2012.

Lange was one of five speakers of “In The Now: How Special Libraries & Librarians are Using the Latest in Technology,” the pre-conference session hosted by the T-SLIS Network in Toronto.

The event brought together special librarians and non-traditional information professionals to share new tools and tactics to better serve their clients. Hot topics included social media monitoring, digital devices and building library services for tech-savvy users."

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Nonprofit and Library App Survey from App It Up

Nonprofit and Library App Survey from App It Up | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Very helpful survey:

 

albertknight: "Back in September, we posted a summary of App It Up's nonprofit and library apps survey. We had some requests for more detailed survey results, so here they are!"

"Keep in mind, this was not a very scientific survey. The sample size is small (less than 250), and we didn't try to survey a representative sample of organizations. Therefore the results may not accurately represent the full range of nonprofit and library app experiences."

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Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012

Top 10 Social Media and Libraries Predictions for 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Insightful points by AnnaLaura Brown:

 

"1. We will see a sharp increase in the number of libraries that have mobile friendly websites or library related applications for mobile phones.

2. More libraries will use youtube videos and other videos as a marketing channel and as an education medium.

3. We will see an increase in libraries using social media to educate rather than just to market resources and services.

4. Google Plus will increase in popularity and more libraries will develop pages on the site although Google Plus will still not be as popular as facebook.

5. More libraries will seek ways to create mobile apps for various uses and not just for the library website.

6. As more database vendors create mobile apps, libraries will be able to offer more services to patrons via mobile.

7. Book review sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing will be used by more libraries as tools for offering book reviews and for locating new books to read.

8. Libraries will adapt more open source programs for all aspects of running the library.

9. More libraries will find ways to use online gaming as a marketing and educational tool.

10. More libraries will use Google apps for a variety of functions including email."

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iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1

iLibrarian » 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1 http://t.co/S4wF81M8...

 

Here are 20 popular apps to get you going in the areas of News, Reference & Education, e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools, and Social Tools."

 

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D.C. Library Staff Tests iPad Services App — The Digital Shift

D.C. Library Staff Tests iPad Services App — The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @raamatuid: Nifty!RT @dcpl: Roving iPad librarians coming to DC Public Libraries http://t.co/Lx08IWF5...

 

By Michelle Lee:

"The app would enable library workers to shorten long lines by going around as a mobile checkout “desk,” Williams said. The iPad and a connecting electronic scanner could also be used at community events outside of the libraries to register new patrons and provide more information about their services.
The idea of creating a special iPad app for library workers came up in late 2010 as the technology staff noticed how useful their iPhone app was to library patrons, and they thought it would be a great in-house tool for customer service, said Chis Tonjes, the Washington D.C. public library director of information technology."

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QR Codes for Libraries and Education

QR Codes for Libraries and Education | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Dr Steve Matthews:

"In my June 16 Post Do-It-Yourself QR Codes, I simply posed some facts and fascinations about QR codes."

"I recently came across some seriously useful applications for QR codes in libraries and education"

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Tangled Librarian: Librarian's Five apps for 2012

Tangled Librarian: Librarian's Five apps for 2012 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

I was pretty attached to my Blackberry but the hubster decided I should switch to the iPhone4 at the beginning of the school year. Love It! and I am not a huge Apple user.

 

So here is my "Librarian's Five" for 2012 in no particular ...

 

- Evernote

- Hootsuite

- Goodreads

- Google Reader

- Kindle

 

 

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How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience

How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"I would be interested to see how this can be used to help libraries, as well."

 

Quote from article:

"Museums are exploring digital and mobile technologies to enhance visitor experience. Initiatives go beyond technology within exhibits and installations, but also include more pervasive uses of tech to create interactive experiences for visitors throughout a museum, as well as remote experiences for those who cannot get there.Here, we highlight what three museums are doing to make the experience interactive, educational and engaging."


Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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Karen du Toit's comment, December 5, 2011 2:53 AM
Thanks for this!