[Asis-l] Mobile Technologies and Next Generation Catalogs: LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group at ALA Boston

Ray Schwartz schwartz at panix.com
Mon Jan 11 16:27:38 EST 2010

LITA NGCIG Meeting at ALA Boston: Mobile Technologies and Next Generation 

The LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group will meet on Sunday, 
January 17, 10:30 a.m. - Noon.

BCEC-Room 104A/B

A brief IG business meeting and vote for a chair-elect will precede the 
presentation and discussion.

We will have a presentation and discussion on the development and 
application of mobile interfaces to catalog systems.  In addition to the 
presentation, attendees are welcomed and encouraged to briefly present 
their mobile design strategies and techniques, and challenges posed by 
mobile devices.

Libraries To Go

Holly Tomren (University of California, Irvine) Students and faculty are 
always on the go. Our collections and services need to be available to 
them when and where they need them. The presenter will address the special 
challenges involved in providing library content and services to mobile 
users in this big picture presentation. The topics will range from 
offering an entire library experience to your mobile users to potential 
best practices for cataloging electronic resources specific to mobile 
devices. Other topics include IT issues, collection development trends, 
licensing issues and gathering usage statistics. Holly will discuss some 
discovery tools available, such as mobile-friendly OPACs, union catalogs, 
library web pages and subject guides. We will also broach the impacts of 
these issues, and consider ways in which the library can best position 
itself for the mobile revolution.

See you in Boston.


Ray Schwartz / Chair NGCIG
Schwartzr2 at wpunj.edu

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