Sunday, January 10, 2010
"It's Our Turn to Go Mobile in Our Information Centers"
Reading _Mobile Libraries_ can help information professionals get up to speed on using mobile devices for more than e-mail.
BY CAROLYN J. SOSNOWSKI, MLIS
Mobile Libraries [http://mobile-libraries.blogspot.com/]
Many of our clients are using mobile devices not only to check e-mail but to accomplish real work. Now, it's our turn to do the same in our information centers. The Mobile Libraries blog provides good information to its readers about products, applications, research, news, and trends in this arena. Of course, e-books have been getting a lot of attention lately, and there's also information on reference services through text messaging Sending short messages to a smartphone, pager, PDA or other handheld device. Text messaging implies sending short messages generally no more than a couple of hundred characters in length. and the integration of mobile technologies with education (to name just a few topics the blog addresses). Is your library's Web site mobile-ready? What do you know about search tools designed for mobile devices?
CAROLYN SOSNOWSKI is manager of SLA's Information Center and also the association's e-learning manager. She has more than 13 years' experience in libraries, including six-plus years at SLA.
Information Outlook [Special Libraries Association] / v13no8 / December 1 2009
!!! Thanks A Million Carolyn !!!
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