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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians, by @cybrarian77

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians, by @cybrarian77 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues. This list will be added to the MEGALIST FOR TEACHER-LIBRARIANS. Just click the tab at the top of the page."

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Great apps for all librarians!

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QR codes - Pinterest Board created for libraries and librarians by 23 Mobile Things

QR codes - Pinterest Board created for libraries and librarians by 23 Mobile Things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"QR Codes ("Quick Reference" Codes) are essentially 2-dimensional barcodes. They can contain hundreds of times more data than conventional 1-dimensional barcodes. Initially created for use in the shipping industry, they are gaining popularity for marketing to people with smart-phones." Source: Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

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Great resource for QR codes!

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Archive of Hangout #3 - ebooks & more!

Archive of Hangout #3 - ebooks & more! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Hey everyone, We had a great time hanging out with Mylee and Kathryn tonight as we discussed ebooks, productivity tools, some things to look forward to with the last five 'things', and Mylee's and ...
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ANZ 23 Mobile Things - Hangout 3 > about ebooks & productivity tools
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Email on the go - Week 3 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things - online learning for librarians #anz23mthings

Email on the go - Week 3 of ANZ 23 Mobile Things - online learning for librarians #anz23mthings | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Linda Moore:

According to the Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index, 60% of Australian mobile phone users use their phone access emails at least once a week[1]. So there’s a fair chance that if you have a mobile device you’ve already set up your email and checked it occasionally. But as I discovered this week there is much more to mobile email than the email client your phone comes with. If nothing else I encourage you to download and try some of the email apps out there – after trying the Gmail app I won’t be going back to the iPad email app again!

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Mobile email - week 3 of the Australian and New Zealand librarians doing the 23 Mobile Things course - available online, free, and open worldwide!

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things first Google Hangout #Anz23mthings - with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate

ANZ 23 Mobile things Hangout with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate #anz23mthings

 

Jan, Mylee and Kathryn will be telling us a little bit more about the creation of the 23 Mobile Things and their involvement as well as sharing some tips about the best way to make the most of the course. You can read a bit more about the 23 Mobile Things Team here in their introduction.

There will also be an interactive Q and A session at the end; where you can tweet us your questions using #anz23mthings & #hangout hashtags and we will answer them live! This is the moment to ask all your burning questions like “Why is Angry Bird one of the 23 Mobile Things???” and get answers live.

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Some great insights about using Twitter for mentorship, as well as professional development, especially when isolated.

Also a discussion of the tools coming up in ANZ 23 Mobile Things!

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things

ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A space for Australians and New Zealanders to learn the 23 Mobile Things

 

ALIA NGAC (Australian Library and Information Association New Generation Advisory Committee) and New Professionals Network NZ have teamed up to offer an Australian/New Zealand course based on the 23 Mobile Things course by Jan Holmquist. We are running this course from May-November 2013 and it currently has nearly 300 participants signed up! Come and join us in our learning journey.

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Open for anyone to sign up who wants to add to their professional dsevelopment or learn more about Web 2.0!

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Four Mobile Options for Libraries | David Lee King

Four Mobile Options for Libraries | David Lee King | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By DAVID LEE KING:

 

"read Your 4 Mobile Options by Paul Boag: http://boagworld.com/mobile-web/your-4-mobile-options/

 

 

Responsive website: A responsive website is one that adapts to whatever device it is being viewed on. Whether that is a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device, the same website will display the same content using a visual design most suited to that device.Native application: Native apps are applications that run physically on the mobile device and are coded specifically for the operating system of that device. These are the applications you typically find in either the Google Play or iOS App Store.Web application: A web application shares characteristics with both a native application and a responsive website. As with a responsive website a web application is built using HTML, CSS and Javascript and lives entirely online.Hybrid application: A hybrid application is essentially a native application built with HTML, CSS and Javascript. By building it with web technology it is quicker to develop and easier to publish to multiple platforms (e.g. iOS or Android). The downsides are that performance tends not to be as good and they lack the design style of each platform"

 

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Mobile options for libraries and where to start!

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10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library - American Libraries

10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library - American Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Ellyssa Kroski 10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library American Libraries Today's hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons.
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20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. Rather than look back at significant trends of the past 366 days (2012 was a leap year, remember?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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A compilation of interviews about what will be the top 20 tech trends > including smartphones, cars, apps, data ecology and faces vs interfaces!

 

Very interesting!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:05 PM

Here's a fun-to-read set of funny, fabulous predictions from designers around world.

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Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Justin Bieber, Cadburys and Wrigley’s are already fans. Have you Blipped yet?

Via Miguel Mimoso Correia
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I can already see the impact of this being used in libraries > Books, spaces, e-content and services being made blippable!

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50 Great Mobile Apps for Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

50 Great Mobile Apps for Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Richard Le and Tom Duffy:

"You can get a list of all of the apps from the presentation at the mobile page: http://50apps.weebly.com

46% of American adults own smart phones. By 2016, 10 billion will be in use worldwide. By the year 2013 there will be 81.4 billion apps. The average download of apps per device is 51. The average time spent on apps per day is 81 minutes (HOLY MOTHER—THAT’S A LOT). This changes the landscape of our information environment. People are using their smart phones to check local weather, find local businesses, get information, check sports scores, get traffic info, coupons, and info about their local community. Americans are working harder—but on their own time, taking their work home. 80% of people continue to work after leaving the office. 68% check email before 8am in the morning, and 50% of them check their work email while they’re still in bed (GUILTY AS CHARGED). Apps have changed the way we search for and access information. The mobile platform is the preferred way to access information on the go. We can integrate information and add value to our work with better and richer content. Most of the apps featured today are free."

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10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library

10 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram for Your Library | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

by Ellyssa Kroski
"Instagram is a very popular mobile photo sharing app that’s currently being used by over 80 million users. It was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, so it’s something that’s going to be around for quite some time. Instagram allows you to put all sorts of filters and effects on images and then share them with your network and the world. Here are ten ideas for ways you could use this immensely popular app for your library"


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m-Libraries Conference keynote presentations- available live online | 24-26th September 2012

“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”

 

"Mobile technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives: how we work, how we communicate, how we study and how we play. This conference will explore and share the innovative work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users via mobile and hand-held devices.

The fourth International m-libraries Conference is hosted by The Open University and Athabasca University and it will bring together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to share experience and exchange expertise with colleagues at the cutting edge of mobile use and development and to generate ideas for future developments."

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Tech trends predicted for 2014

Tech trends predicted for 2014 | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Trends in technology now move almost as fast as technology develops. Looking at growing tech trends now, what can we expect to see trending in 2014? To get an idea of this, we need to examine what is starting to catch momentum now and what ideas are challenging the current status quo - which nearly mandates some form of mobile device.

Computer and tech enthusiasts continue hoping for a computer or tablet that will have the capability to follow the most basic instructions with great ease. Others are looking forward to devices that will accept verbal input flawlessly by assimilating your accent to access them. The above individuals will have to go on with their day-to-day assessments on Apple Mac books and windows 8 operating systems, as well as the open source operating systems available, since from here, anything is possible.

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Interesting, esoecially the Geo-tagging and security issues!

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.
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Valuable reading!
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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

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5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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Weekly Wrap-up Thing 12: Games: Angry Birds / Wordfeud, by @BonnieMagerNZ

Weekly Wrap-up Thing 12: Games: Angry Birds / Wordfeud, by @BonnieMagerNZ | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"This week has only reinforced my belief that gaming is a valuable learning tool. At libraries, we encourage people to learn and gaming is a fun way of learning. Children and Teens especially are becoming more and more exposed to gaming and by the time they leave school they will have over 10,000 hours of gaming experience.  Providing the community to access to games gives them access to online communities, achievable challenges to help raise motivation and self-esteem and more simply, lets them have fun. It’s not for everyone though and that’s OK. It’s also not easy. Implementing these idea takes a lot of time and effort to set up and requires someone with a passion and flair for gaming to keep it running.

And my favourite game? Fallout 3 Check it out sometime I highly recommend it."

 

Blog dedicated to gaming in libraries: http://librarygamer.wordpress.com/

 

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Gaming in libraries. Great tips here!

 

Part of Thing 12, Gaming, of ANC 23 Mobile Things .

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Week 2: Take a photo with a mobile device: Instagram / Flickr app / Snapchat

Week 2: Take a photo with a mobile device:  Instagram / Flickr app / Snapchat | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Kim Tairi is the Associate Director, Information Management at Swinburne University. She loves her mobile. It has changed the way she works. Professional sharing and connecting is easier. Google her to find out more.


THINKING POINTS:

How could your library use photographs to promote library services, events and activities?Does your library Twitter account use Instaweather to provide a daily update?Do you have a permission form available so that when you take photographs of clients or events you have their agreement for those images to be used and shared online?How easy is it for clients to contribute digital photographs to your library collection (eg. local history)?Could you use photography in library programming (eg. how-to classes or competitions)?The Getty Museum celebrates the Instagram photographs taken by museum visitors by adding them to their Insta-Getty Pinterest board
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How to use mobile photos as part and promotion of your library services!

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