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SEFLIN 2009 Conference > New Technologies: Libraries & Beyond Conferencee > July 30, 2009

SEFLIN, The Southeast Florida Library Information Network 2009 Conference
Florida International University- Biscayne Bay Campus , Miami FL 33181
New Technologies: Libraries & Beyond Conference /
July 30 2009 / 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

AFTERNOON - BREAKOUT SESSIONS II / 1:30 PM To 2:15 PM

GOING MOBILE WITH LIBRARY SERVICES

Rich Ackerman / Director of Electronic Resources and Web Services ; Carrie Gits / Assistant Director of Reference / Nova Southeastern University

Check your pockets. Is there a mobile device in there? Whether it is a Nokia, BlackBerry, iPhone, or other PDA, chances are your patrons are using them too. Representing the latest and smallest in portable computing, smartphone usage is growing even in the current recession. How is your library taking advantage of this new platform? Many libraries and library vendors are creating mobile applications, resources and services. Creating a mobile presence for your library need not cost big bucks or involve expensive ILS upgrades. A simple mobile- friendly website can provide operational hours, directions, contact information, and a feedback channel.

This session will look at leading edge examples of libraries using portable applications, provide attendees with a take-home toolkit to create their own mobile library page, and identify resources for learning and keeping up.

AFTERNOON - BREAKOUT SESSIONS III / 2:30 PM To 3:15 PM

A ROSE IS A ROSE... A BOOK IS A BOOK

Brian Kelley ; Estaline Rogers ; C olleen Shaffer / Palm Beach Community College

Amazon Kindle is a software and hardware platform developed by Amazon.com for reading e-books and other digital media. Voltaire said, “The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, communicate it to others, and kindle it at home.” Palm Beach Community College launched its Kindle Project in January 2009.

Currently PBCC has more Kindles available for checkout than any academic library in the country. Learn the what, where, why and how of this new electronic book checkout project.

[See Also Kindle @ PBCC [http://kindlepbcc.blogspot.com/]]


Source

[http://www.seflin.org/docs/Program%20for%20Conference%20Without%20Room%20Numbers.pdf]

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