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Call for 'Virtual' Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting (2012 ALA Midwinter)

Call for 'Virtual' Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting 
Online, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at noon EST

The LITA Mobile Computing IG seeks 4-5 short presentations (10-15 minutes) on mobile computing for the upcoming 2012 ALA Midwinter. The meeting will be held online. So no physical attendance for the ALA Midwinter is required for the presentation and/or attendance for this meeting. 

The LITA MCIG is also seeking the suggestions for discussion topics, things you have been working on, plan to work, or want to work on in terms of mobile computing. All suggestions and presentation topics are welcome and will be given consideration for presentation and discussion. 

Feel free to email me off-the-list (kimb@fiu.edu) and/or post your topic at ALA Connect : http://connect.ala.org/node/161337

Please add your thoughts and ideas in the comments!

Meeting Details:
Add this meeting to your calendar: https://ala.ilinc.com/calendar/zwktzsx/hmxhrch
    Title: LITA Mobile IG Meeting
    Date & Time: 01/11/2012 at 11:00 AM Central Time
    Duration: 1 hour(s)

Join this meeting:
    Public Join Link: https://ala.ilinc.com/public

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Bohyun Kim
LITA MCIG chair
http://bohyunkim.net

 

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I hope to attend this and would be happy to share what we're doing with the JISC Mobile Library Support Project. We're still in the early stages but are looking for case studies and ideas on how we can support people working in this area. Although this is a community support project rather than a mobile initiative, I could perhaps also explain more about the other projects within the programme too - this would give a flavour of some of the things currently happening in the UK.

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Presentation and Discussion Topics so far

UK perspective on m-libraries (Presentation)

Jo Alcock

I woud like to share what we're doing with the JISC Mobile Library Support Project. We're still in the early stages but are looking for case studies and ideas on how we can support people working in this area. Although this is a community support project rather than a mobile initiative, I could perhaps also explain more about the other projects within the programme too - this would give a flavour of some of the things currently happening in the UK.

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HTML5 and the Mobile Platform (Presentation)

Jason Clark

Head of Digital Access and Web Services

Montana State University Libraries

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WordPress Mobile Piug-ins (Presentation)

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.

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Mobile apps that support the student research process (Discussion)

David Brightbill

Manager of Research and Development

College Center for Library Automation

We’re currently doing some paper prototyping around potential mobile applications for LINCCWeb.  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.  These include:

  • Topic generator – perhaps using game dynamics (Wheel-o-topics).
  • Repository of pervious research papers.
  • Assignment tracking system with push notifications.
  • Just-in-time/push instruction “You seem to be collecting research on Florida springs.  Would you like to view a short video on finding resources?”
  • Support for crowd sourcing – “Click here to tweet a question to other Florida students working on research papers for English Composition classes -  #ENC001”.
  • Pop up research guides for specific topic areas (Click here for a research guide on Florida history).
  • Integration with tools such as Zotero. 

 I’m interested in what other institutions are doing in this area and hope that the virtual meeting might delve into similar topics.