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Building Mobile Library Applications

Jun 2012 | 120pp

Paperback
9781856048453
Price: £44.95
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Building Mobile Library Applications

Jason A Clark

Meet the growing demand for real-time mobile information by learning application design and development just for libraries. 

Learn how to develop an iPhone or Android application for your library, how to mobilize your library's catalogue, and how to create a mobile website which can be viewed on smartphones.  

Part of the award-winning TECH SET series, Jason Clark's complete handbook guides you through the process of planning, development, and launch of your own mobile library applications. In learning to build and use these applications, you can reach your users in locations where they need you the most.

Foreword - Ellyssa Kroski  
1. Types of Solutions Available  
2. Planning  
3. Social Mechanics  
4. Implementation  
5. Marketing  
6. Best Practices  
7. Metrics  
8. Developing Trends  
9. Recommended Reading

"...recommended to anyone trying to get a grip on mobile technology and what is involved in bringing it to their library."
- Australian Library Journal

"While the book is simple in content and restricted in focus, it achieves its goal of providing inspiration to library staff while not overwhelming them with daunting technical details. Sufficient instruction is provided in the book and accompanying demonstrations, and project code is available online at MSU library to get the reader started. The book should provide good motivation for staff new to mobile development while also initiating some valuable services for library clients."
- Australian Academic & Research Libraries

Jason A. Clark is Head of Digital Access and Web Services at Montana State University Libraries, USA.

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