Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services by Andrew Walsh
A Handbook

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This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services.

Packed with easy to implement ideas, practical examples and international case studies, this provides you with the ultimate toolkit, exploring ideas as simple as renewals and reminders to the more complex such as access to e-books and virtual worlds. Jargon-free coverage of the background and context to mobile delivery will enable you to fully understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities, getting to grips with critical issues such as what sort of services users really want.

Key topics covered include:
context including market penetration, range and functionality of devicestextingapps vs. mobile websitesmobile information literacy vs. other information literaciesmobiles in teachinglinking the physical and virtual worlds via mobile devicesE-books for mobilesthe future of mobile delivery.
This will be an invaluable practical guide for all information professionals and museum staff who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. Library and information students and academics will find it a useful introduction to the topic.
 

About Andrew Walsh

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Andrew Walsh is an academic librarian at Huddersfield University who has written, researched and presented widely on the application of mobile technologies within the library environment, information literacy, the use of active learning and using web 2.0 technologies. He won the UC&R Innovation Award in 2009.
 
Published July 23, 2012 by Facet Publishing. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference.

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In this handbook, Walsh (librarian, Univ. of Huddersfield, UK) provides a practical exploration of how mobile technologies can aid library service. After presenting an overview of the subject, he details a study examining the mobile services students want in an academic library context, effective...

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