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Mobile Technology and Libraries (THE TECH SET® #2)
Jason Griffey
Item Number: 978-1-5557-0711-8
 
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $55.00
 
 
 
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This title is also available for purchase as part of THE TECH SET® #1-10.


125 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 9781555707118
Year Published: 2010
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.
About the Author

Jason Griffey is an associate professor and head of library information technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His latest book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is now available as a part of Neal Schuman’s Tech Set. Jason’s previous book, Library Blogging, with Karen A Coombs, is available through Amazon. He can be stalked obsessively at www.jasongriffey.net and at Pattern Recognition, his personal blog. He is the author of the American Libraries Perpetual Beta blog, and is also a columnist for the ALA Techsource blog. He was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers in 2009 and is regularly invited to speak on libraries, the social economy, mobile technology, and other technology-related issues. He spends his free time with his daughter, Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.
Reviews

"Will interest all librarians, regardless of their technical skill levels. It could easily be used as a supplemental text in teaching library website creation, content management, and Web 2.0 technologies."
--Journal of the Medical Library Association

"Griffey...describes how librarians can develop a mobile library Web site, use Short Message Services communication, and reach library patrons through the increasingly ubiquitous and multifunctional descendants of cell phones."
--SciTech Book News

"While a little coding background helps to truly appreciate these pearls of wisdom, this should be of interest to all libraries exploring mobile and ebook alternatives."
--Library Journal

"This is an important topic that librarians need to know more about. The book features a nice mix of hard data, information on the present state of mobile services in libraries, and theory about the future of mobile technology."
--Aaron Schmidt, Digital Initiatives Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library
 
 

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