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Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services   Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services
A handbook

Andrew Walsh
Price: £49.95
Price (to CILIP members): £39.96
ISBN: 978-1-85604-809-5

"This book is a great starting point for anyone interested in using mobile technologies to deliver library services but not sure where to start.  It's easy to read, the language used is jargon free, and the opportunities and challenges are fully explained.  However it's not so simple that it wouldn't appeal to those who have a bit more knowledge and I can see myself consulting it regularly."
- Refer

"...a simple guide for library staff from academic and public libraries who wish to integrate new technologies in their libraries and interact with their patrons in innovative ways using mobile devices. It is recommended to university, school and public librarians who are interested in developing different methods to interact with patrons using the latest mobile technologies."
- Australian Library Journal

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 devices
  • texting
  • apps vs. mobile websites
  • mobile information literacy vs. other information literacies
  • mobiles in teaching
  • linking the physical and virtual worlds via mobile devices
  • E-books for mobiles
  • the future of mobile delivery.

Readership: Information professionals and museum staff who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services, LIS students and academics.

2012; 192pp; paperback; 978-1-85604-809-5; £49.95

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ISBN: 978-1-85604-845-3

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