Monday, January 11, 2010

LITA NGCIG Meeting Mobile Technologies and Next Generation Catalogs

 ALA 2010 Boston >The LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group Meeting > January 17 2010 > 10:30 a.m. - Noon / BCEC-Room 104A/B

A brief IG business meeting and vote for a chair-elect will precede the presentation and discussion.

We will have a presentation and discussion on the development and application of mobile interfaces to catalog systems. In addition to the presentation, attendees are welcomed and encouraged to briefly present their mobile design strategies and techniques, and challenges posed by mobile devices.

Libraries To Go

Holly Tomren  / University of California, Irvine

Students and faculty are always on the go. Our collections and services need to be available to them when and where they need them. The presenter will address the special challenges involved in providing library content and services to mobile users in this big picture presentation. The topics will range from offering an entire library experience to your mobile users to potential best practices for cataloging electronic resources specific to mobile devices. Other topics include IT issues, collection development trends, licensing issues and gathering usage statistics. Holly will discuss some discovery tools available, such as mobile-friendly OPACs, union catalogs, library web pages and subject guides. We will also broach the impacts of these issues, and consider ways in which the library can best position itself for the mobile revolution

LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group "gives LITA a discussion space devoted to developments in the library catalog, its nature and scope, and its interfaces. It provides a forum for presentations and sharing of innovation in catalogs and discussion of future directions. Collaborations with other LITA interest groups, such as in the areas of emerging technologies and open source software, will provide opportunities for programming."

[http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/litamembership/litaigs/nextgencatalog/nextgencatalog.cfm]

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