Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/423
Title:
Creating a Mobile Library Website
Authors:
Cutshall, Tom ( 0000-0002-7046-3487 ) ; Blake, Lindsay ( 0000-0002-8234-8611 ) ; Bandy, Sandra L. ( 0000-0002-1243-8670 )
Abstract:
Question/Objective: Discuss the perceived need for a mobile library website, how the site was created and expansion of the site. This includes the technical and design information. Setting or Participants: A health sciences university and hospital in Georgia. Methodology: The project started with an informal poll of our patrons. We then looked at how other libraries were creating their mobile sites. It was decided to create a mobile website to accommodate our patrons and also take advantage of the vendor and consortium mobile products available to us. This allows us to take advantage of web based mobile products that are not applications, which already have a page on our website. We are now able to reach our patrons in a novel way that takes into consideration the explosion of smartphone usage and the variety of 12 smartphone platforms. Findings: Statistics show that our patrons are using the services and resources offered. As expected PubMed is receiving the highest number of hits, but our general health, nursing and drug databases are also showing good usage Conclusion: Our mobile site allows patrons to access the Library resources and services when and where they desire. The mobile site provides our patrons the flexibility to access our resources and services with a mobile device they probably already carry on their person. No need to find a laptop or head across campus to the library building for many library needs.
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/423
Type:
Presentation
Language:
en_US
Description:
Presented at the 61st Annual Conference of Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 5-9, 2011.
Appears in Collections:
University Libraries: Faculty Research and Presentations

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCutshall, Tomen
dc.contributor.authorBlake, Lindsayen
dc.contributor.authorBandy, Sandra L.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-21T16:06:15Zen
dc.date.available2011-11-21T16:06:15Zen
dc.date.issued2011-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/423en
dc.descriptionPresented at the 61st Annual Conference of Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 5-9, 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractQuestion/Objective: Discuss the perceived need for a mobile library website, how the site was created and expansion of the site. This includes the technical and design information. Setting or Participants: A health sciences university and hospital in Georgia. Methodology: The project started with an informal poll of our patrons. We then looked at how other libraries were creating their mobile sites. It was decided to create a mobile website to accommodate our patrons and also take advantage of the vendor and consortium mobile products available to us. This allows us to take advantage of web based mobile products that are not applications, which already have a page on our website. We are now able to reach our patrons in a novel way that takes into consideration the explosion of smartphone usage and the variety of 12 smartphone platforms. Findings: Statistics show that our patrons are using the services and resources offered. As expected PubMed is receiving the highest number of hits, but our general health, nursing and drug databases are also showing good usage Conclusion: Our mobile site allows patrons to access the Library resources and services when and where they desire. The mobile site provides our patrons the flexibility to access our resources and services with a mobile device they probably already carry on their person. No need to find a laptop or head across campus to the library building for many library needs.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherInformation Today, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectWebsiteen_US
dc.subjectDatabasesen_US
dc.subjectMobile Technologyen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Servicesen_US
dc.titleCreating a Mobile Library Websiteen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameRobert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Georgia Health Sciences Universityen_US
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