Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Ben RawlinsMobile Devices: A Practical Guide For Librarians by Ben Rawlins

Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide For Librarians

byBen Rawlins

Paperback | December 23, 2014

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As more users expect to use their mobile devices, librarians will want and need to develop the necessary skills to reach this growing user base. Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians will aid libraries and librarians as they go through the process of planning, developing, implementing, marketing, and evaluating mobile services. Based on research and experience using and developing for mobile devices, this guides includes information and ideas regarding:·Why mobile technologies are important for libraries·Developing mobile websites and applications for specific mobile platforms such as iOS and Android using existing web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript·Using mobile devices for reference, library instruction, and shelf reading·Marketing strategies to make users aware of mobile services·Evaluating mobile servicesA must-read for librarians interested in mobile technologies and services, this guide provides librarians with practical information and examples to develop and offer mobile services in their libraries.
Ben Rawlins is the digital services librarian at the Ensor Learning Resource Center at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY. Ben has developed several mobile websites and applications for the iOS and Android operating systems. He has presented at several national conferences including the LITA National Forum, ALA Midwinter, ALA Annual,...
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Title:Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide For LibrariansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 10.8 × 8.63 × 0.41 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810892588

ISBN - 13:9780810892583

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Why Mobile MattersChapter 2. User Expectations and the Impact of Mobile Technologies on LibrariesChapter 3. Deciding and Planning Mobile Library Services and ResourcesChapter 4. Developing Mobile Optimized Library WebsitesChapter 5. Developing Library Applications for iOSChapter 6. Developing Library Applications for AndroidChapter 7. Mobile Websites and Applications Offered by Library VendorsChapter 8. Mobile Services and Solutions for Users and Library PersonnelChapter 9. Evaluating and Maintaining Your Mobile Services and ResourcesChapter 10. Marketing Your Library's Mobile Services and ResourcesChapter 11. Emerging Mobile TechnologyIndexAbout the Author

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In Mobile Devices: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Ben Rawlins provides a comprehensive look at the mobile landscape and the implications these devices have on library services. There is something here for everyone. From chapters explaining how to build working code to get your mobile presence up and running to discussions about assessment and metrics to determine the value of mobile services and devices, the book is an excellent primer for getting started and learning about the mobile environment for libraries.