LITA Mobile Computing IG 'Virtual' Meeting: 1/11 Noon EST

Bohyun Kim at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 19 10:39:40 EST 2011

*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

Not going to Midwinter? You can still attend and participate in the
LITA Mobile Computing IG Virtual Meeting.
All you need to do is register for the web meeting below~!

++ LITA Mobile Computing IG Virtual Meeting ++

    Meeting Title: LITA Mobile IG Meeting
    Date & Time: 01/11/2012 at Noon EST.
    Duration: 1.5 hour(s)

Register here (Select 'LITA Mobile IG Meeting')

Join the meeting on 1/11


HTML5 Apps, APIs, and the Mobile Platform
- Jason Clark, Head of Digital Access and Web Services, Montana State
University Libraries

With features like geolocation, voice input, and offline data storage,
HTML5 is changing the way we can develop for the mobile platform.
We'll take a close look at a prototype mobile web app, BookMeUp, a
book recommender tool built with some of the newest features of HTML5
coupled with the Amazon Product Advertising API. The session will
focus on some of the cutting edge features HTML5 has to offer, but
will look to ways you might use HTML5 in your mobile development

Handheld Tube Tours:  Increasing orientation engagement with viral
videos and mobile devices
- Sean Cordes
Instruction Services Coordinator, Western Illinois University Libraries

Library orientation tours are helpful, but for many students, if
you’ve seen one service point, you’ve seen them all. This presentation
describes the practice of incorporating the You Tube viral video
format with handheld devices to energize and engage students during
library orientation tours. Topics include best practices for creating
viral library content, and triumphs and challenges of using handheld
devices to support library orientation tours including device
availability, connectivity, sequencing content, and pacing the
handheld supplemented tour.

JISC m-libs - a UK academic library perspective
- Jo Alcock, Researcher, Evidence Base at Birmingham City University

The JISC Mobile Infrastructure for Libraries programme is a series of
projects in UK supporting initiatives that utilise mobile computing in
academic libraries. The presentation will give a brief overview of the
institutional projects, and discuss the broader community support
project which aims to help support and engage the emerging m-library
community by reviewing and synthesising existing research and
evidence-based guidance.

Using paper prototyping to determine mobile platform requirements
- David Brightbill, Manager of Research and Development, College
Center for Library Automation, FL

At CCLA, We’re currently doing some paper prototyping around potential
mobile applications for our discovery tool .  We are looking at mobile
apps that support the student research process and are in a very early
stage of this but have identified a few potential topics that we hope
to examine in student focus groups in the new year.

WordPress Mobile Piug-ins
- Sharon Whitfield, Emerging Technologies Librarian, The College of New Jersey

WordPress is primarily known as an open source blogging platform, but
it’s actually capable of much more.  One of the areas that Wordpress
has been improving is with mobile website and app creation.   There
are presently 126 plug-ins that support mobile website creation
including tools that can post, manage, and edit your website from your
mobile device.  Why guess which plug-ins will work for you?  Join us
for this presentation and learn the best plug-ins to make your
WordPress site, mobile friendly.

Bohyun Kim, MA, MSLIS.
LITA Mobile Computing IG Chair
Digital Access Librarian | 305.348.1471
Florida International University Medical Library | (Mobile)


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