[Air-L] Air-L Digest, Vol 66, Issue 10

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Sun Jan 10 00:10:22 PST 2010


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>    1. New Book > _Mobile Technology and Libraries_ / Jason Griffey
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>    2. Sharing Bibliographies,	Course Syllabi and Other Media
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> From: gerrymck <gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [Air-L] New Book > _Mobile Technology and Libraries_ / Jason
> 	Griffey
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> Colleagues/
>
> For Those (Few?)  Librarians Who Doubt That The Future Of Libraries /
> Library Services Are/Is Mobile >>>
>
> /Gerry
>
> Jason Griffey / Neal-Schuman / 2010  /  ISBN: 9781555707118  /  6x9 / 125
> pp.  / $55.00
>
> Mobile technology is fast becoming the preferred method for connecting to
> the Internet, especially for people on the go. Librarians must keep pace
> with this trend and integrate themselves into the mobile realm if they wish
> to deliver enhanced user services. Mobile Technology and Libraries is a
> practical, easy-to-follow new resource that will walk you through the
> start-to-finish steps for strengthening your library?s mobile presence.
> Author Jason Griffey outlines the different mobile platforms, devices, and
> services, and shows you how to create mobile library websites and implement
> a number of important developments including mobile reference and SMS. He
> also explains how the various affected parts of the library ?reference, I.T.
> circulation--can work together. You?ll learn techniques for marketing and
> measuring your services, and best practices to follow during planning,
> implementation, and evaluation.
>
>
> This highly practical new Tech Set title will help both novice and
> experienced librarians embrace these crucial new technologies and stay
> relevant in an increasingly mobile society.
>
> Table of Contents
> Preface
>
> Acknowledgements
> Chapter 1: Introduction: Mobile Technology Basics > ?Definition and Examples
> / ?Importance to Libraries ?Platforms
>
> Chapter 2: Planning >  ?Become Part of Your Patron?s Information Ecosystem /
> ?Get Staff Buy-In ?Explore the Uses of Mobile Technologies
> Chapter  3: Implementation > ?Create a Mobile Library Website > ?Make Your
> OPAC Mobile / ?Create Portable Instructional Resources / ?Offer Mobile
> Library Tours / ?Offer Mobile Collections / ?Provide SMS Services in Your
> Library / ?Explore Other Implementation Ideas
> Chapter 4: Marketing >  ?Get the Word Out /  ?Promote Open Communication
> Chapter 5: Best Practices > ?Establish Mobile Reference Services / ?Make
> Your Services Simple
> Chapter 6: Measures of Success > ?Track Services / ?Ask Questions
>  Conclusion / Bibliography and Recommended Reading / Index
> About the Author
>
> Preface
>
> Worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion ? equivalent to
> half the global population. In over 50 countries, cell phone penetration
> (the number of cell phones per person) is above 100%. By 2010, 90% of the
> world?s population will have access to acell phone signal.These statistics
> are indicative of a major shift in the way that the world interacts with
> information, and illustrate the next real paradigm shift in information
> gathering, use, and sharing. As phones become more and more capable, fewer
> and fewer people find the need to connect with their infosphere via
> computer. Instead, the majority of people use a cell phone as their primary
> interface for surfing the web, listening to music, watching television,
> reading books, and communicating with friends. The mobile phone has become,
> over the last 10 years, one of the major methods by which people interact
> with information around the world. Librarians need to be aware of these
> changes, peer forward, and prepare for the future of library mobile
> interaction.
>
> Mobile Technology and Libraries will help integrate your library into the
> mobile revolution, showing you the steps to development a mobile library
> website, reach library patrons in a new and exciting way, as well as use
> Short Message Services (SMS) communication. The book is aimed at librarians
> just beginning to step foot into the mobile environment, but will include
> code samples and other technical information that will assist in more
> advanced development of mobile systems. The book will also speak to the
> various functional parts of the library, demonstrating places in public
> services that mobile technology is applicable, as well as provide the recipe
> for the production of services used by information technology librarians. At
> the conclusion of this book, you will be able to launch your library into
> the mobile realm.
>
> Chapter One begins with an introduction of mobile technology in libraries
> and a discussion on what mobile technology is and why it is important to
> libraries. Chapter Two discusses the topic of planning, including learning
> the major and minor platforms, cell phone types,and other mobile related
> services. Chapter Three covers how to implement a mobile technology plan,
> including what to know aboutmobile services, why your library should go
> mobile along with tips for getting buy-in. Chapter Four covers mobile
> services marketing techniques. Chapter Five covers general best practices,
> while Chapter Six covers measuring the success of your library?s mobile
> services and how to build off one success and into another.
>
> Mobile Technology in Libraries is designed to help put librarians ahead of
> the technology curve and integrate the new mobile movement into their
> everyday services.
>
> Links To > Source > TOC-Preface > Review Available At
>  [ http://tinyurl.com/yctn9vh ]
> Regards,
>
> /Gerry
>
> Gerry McKiernan
> Associate Professor
> Science and Technology Librarian
> Iowa State University Library
> Ames IA 50011
>  Follow Me On Twitter > http://twitter.com/GMcKBlogs
> "The Truth ?, You Can't Handle The Truth !" > "It's All A Battle Of Ideas
> ...
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> Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 14:18:03 -0600
> From: scott at scottmacleod.com
> To: <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>, "gerrymck" <gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Air-L] Sharing Bibliographies,	Course Syllabi and Other
> 	Media Resources
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>  Greetings, Internet Researchers,
>  I'd like to bring to your attention Webnographers.org - a wiki which
> focuses on virtual ethnography / media anthropology. As an open wiki,
> we can all add resources to it.
>  Here are some key, current, mostly bibliographic lists, including
> syllabi:
>  http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Books
>  http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Papers
>  http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Papers
>  http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Syllabi
>  There are also idea, tools, and journal sections -
> http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Main_Page [1]
>  I'm the present, main aggregator.
>  Please click 'Edit this Page' and add more resources - Wikis become
> exciting and useful when many people engage them.
>  Greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area,
>  Scott
>  http://scottmacleod.com
>  http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Media_Studies
>  
>
> Links:
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> [1] http://www.webnographers.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
>
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