From Margin to Mainstream - Mobile Technologies Transforming Lives and Libraries
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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.
Mobile technology is now the norm for accessing information for a growing swathe of library users. As mobile devices become increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, so users' expectations of being able to access information and services through them are on the rise. Libraries and information centres must respond to the challenge with ever-more inventive and effective solutions for providing content to users anywhere and anytime using a range of technologies. Librarians have a major role to play in facilitating access and providing the services required in order to access quality information.
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 Fourth International M-Libraries Conference held in Milton Keynes in 2012 it showcases 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.
The main strands of discussion are:
Imagination - looking at the future of m-libraries
Transformation - focusing on the transformation of services, learners or institutions through the introduction of mobile technologies
Inspiration - focusing on mobile innovation
Implementation - case studies of successful implementation of mobile services
Collaboration - a discussion of mobile strategy and ideas.
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.
also be invaluable for students of library and information science and newcomers to the profession.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Char Booth Introduction - Mohamed Ally PART 1: TRANSFORMATION 1. Cost-effective content alert system using SMS: a case study at Bundelkhand University Library, Jhansi - Sridevi Jetty, Maneesh Kumar Bajpai and John Paul Anbu K 2. From aspiration to innovation: the Live Lab concept at the University of Glasgow Library - Rosemary Stenson, Wendy Walker, Kay Munro and Karen Stevenson 3. Mobilizing academic content online: challenges and rewards - Keren Mills and Hassan Sheikh 4. Using iPads for a roving enquiry service: a case study on lessons learned - Rowan Williamson 5. BYOD! We don’t think so - Steve Bowman 6. Bridge over troubled waters: QR coding the collection for student satisfaction - Neil Ford 7. If you tweet will they follow? Promoting library resources and services to a mobile audience through social media - David Honeybone 8. Transforming the service: supporting mobile devices with minimal budget and time - Georgina Parsons PART 2: INSPIRATION 9. M-education reaching the unreached: a Government of India initiative - Parveen Babbar and Seema Chandhok 10. Widening access and stimulating innovation through mobile health applications - Bob Gann 11. An education in privacy: best practices for academic libraries in the age of social media - Kate Cushon 12. QR codes as teaching tools - Keiso Katsuro 13. Making sure to remember what we already know: ensuring e-reading innovation works - Anne Hewling 14. Text reference service: ideas for best practices - Lili Luo 15. M-libraries on the hype cycle: where are we? - Jo Alcock and Pete Dalton 16. Responsive web design for your library website - Matt Borg PART 3: IMPLEMENTATION 17. A new method of training users: Polimedia video for iOS and Android devices - Angels Carles-Pomar, Ana Castellano and Fernando Guerrero Rebollo 18. Mobile phone technology in academic library services: a public university students’ perceptions and paradigm - Md. Anwarul Islam 19. Moving beyond the counter: mobile library support and the use of tablet PCs at Leeds University Library - Peter Kilroy 20. Creating a university-wide mobile app: the mStir experience - Andrew Wilson 21. Use of mobile phones for library services: the experience of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria - Bukky Olufemi Asubiojo 22. If you build it will they come? The importance of collaboration and marketing in developing and promoting mobile services - Binky Lush and Emily Rimland 23. Delivering news on mobile: the European Parliament’s m.Library website - Caroline Corneau 24. Searching the Library catalogue through Twitter - Bianca Kramer 25. Mobile devices in medical schools: the WCMC-Q experience - Sa’ad Laws 26.Kindles in the library, National University of Ireland Maynooth Kindle Pilot 2011 - Louise Saults Conclusion - Gill Needham.