Mobile Library Services: Best Practices by Charles HarmonMobile Library Services: Best Practices by Charles Harmon

Mobile Library Services: Best Practices

EditorCharles Harmon, Michael Messina

Paperback | February 13, 2013

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Just as Andrew Carnegie's support changed the landscape of public libraries in America, Apple's launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 forever altered how people expected to interact with services. Libraries, like every other kind of organization, must now make their services-not just their catalogs-available on an array of mobile devices.Mobile Library Services provides 11 proven ways to reach out to mobile users and increase your library's relevance to their day-to-day lives. Librarians detail how they created mobile apps to how they went mobile on a shoestring budget. Written by public, academic, and special librarians, these 11 best practices offer models for libraries of every type and size.
Charles Harmon is an Executive Editor for the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. His background includes work in special, public, and school libraries. Michael Messina is a reference librarian at the State University of New York's Maritime College. He has also worked as a researcher at The Brooklyn Academy of Music Archives. The...
Title:Mobile Library Services: Best PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.96 × 6.04 × 0.46 inPublished:February 13, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810887525

ISBN - 13:9780810887527


Table of Contents

. Introduction by Scott La Counte, Author of Going Mobile: Developing Apps for Your Library Using Basic HTML Programming. "A Student-Library Collaboration to Create CULite: An iPhone App for the Cornell University Library" by Matthew Connolly and Tony Cosgrave, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY. "Launching a Mobile Initiative: Outreach Strategies" by Alexandra W. Gomes, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC. "Oregon State University Libraries Go Mobile" by Laurie Bridges, Hannah Gascho Rempel, and Evviva Weinraub, The Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis. "Making the Library Mobile on a Shoestring Budget" by Helen Bischoff, Michele Ruth, and Ben Rawlins, Georgetown College Library, Kentucky. "The Orange County Library System: The OCLS Shake It! App" by Cassandra Shivers, Orange County Library System, Orlando, FL. "The NCSU Libraries' Mobile Scavenger Hunt" by Anne Burke, Adrienne Lai, and Adam Rogers, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh. "Responsive Web Design for Libraries: Beyond the Myth of the Mobile Web" by Matthew Reidsma, Grand Valley State University Libraries, Allendale, MI. "Using iPads to Revitalize Traditional Library Tours" by Amanda Binder, Sarah Sagmoen, Natalie Tagge and Nancy Weichert, Brookens Library, University of Illinois, Springfield. "Going Mobile at Illinois" by Joshua Bishoff, University of Illinois Libraries, Urbana. "The Gimme Engine: A True Story of Innovation, Creativity and Fun" by Aimee Fifarek and Ann Porter, Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale, AZ. "Building the Montana State University Library Mobile Web App with the jQuery Mobile Framework" by Jason A. Clark, Montana State University Library, Bozeman

Editorial Reviews

Presenting 11 case studies from academic and public libraries in the United States, this volume will inspire and encourage other libraries who are seeking to enter, or expand, the world of mobile library services. Whether looking for a full-service mobile app, or to offer select services in a mobile format, this book will help all looking to serve the ever-growing population using smartphones and tablets to access the Internet. Including examples, steps, success, and stumbling blocks, these case studies authored by those involved in the project offer real-world expertise in a down-to-earth manner for anyone seeking to learn more. Whether looking at apps, a scavenger hunt, Web design, or the use of iPads for library tours, this book will help those in any type of library, on any budget, to expand their reach.