Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/431
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:
This article discusses 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. Our setting is a health sciences university and hospital in Georgia. 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. 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 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.
Citation:
Computers in Libraries 2011 Sept; (31)7:22-48.
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/431; http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Series/Report no.:
Computers in Libraries; Vol.31, No.7
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.accessioned2012-01-27T16:14:22Zen
dc.date.available2012-01-27T16:14:22Zen
dc.date.issued2011-09en
dc.identifier.citationComputers in Libraries 2011 Sept; (31)7:22-48.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/431en
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/en
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses 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. Our setting is a health sciences university and hospital in Georgia. 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. 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 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.relation.ispartofseriesComputers in Libraries; Vol.31, No.7en
dc.subjectCINAHL (Information retrieval system)en_US
dc.subjectDatabasesen_US
dc.subjectWeb site developmenten_US
dc.subjectMedical librariesen_US
dc.subjectMEDLINEen_US
dc.subjectOnline information servicesen_US
dc.subjectUser interfaces (computer systems)en_US
dc.subjectwireless communication systemsen_US
dc.titleCreating a Mobile Library Websiteen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameRobert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Georgia Health Sciences Universityen_US
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