We’ve recently given two presentations at m-library events.
The first was on December 2nd at Edge Hill University where we facilitated a brief discussion on use of mobile devices in libraries. During the discussion everyone shared resources (which have been added to the social bookmarks displayed in the sidebar on the blog), as well as sharing some of the initiatives or ideas they have been trying. We heard about a Kindle loaning scheme, using iPads to support roving enquiries, a University wide mobile app, and BiblioApp, a free mobile app to help with referencing.
Our brief presentation is embedded below:
The second event was earlier this week on December 12th, an ARLIS event on m-learning and e-learning. Interestingly, one of the presenters at this event was an academic who discussed the way they have been using Facebook to communicate with students rather than Blackboard due to better functionality and the fact that students can access Facebook on their mobiles.
Our presentation (embedded below) gave numerous example of mobile technology initiatives in libraries, as well as an introduction to the m-library project:
We’re due to present at the American Library Association LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group webinar (listed under LITA Mobile IG Meeting) in early January, where we hope to be able to open dialogue between UK and America.
Do you know of any other m-library events which the project should aim to attend? (We are aware of m-libraries conference in Sept 2012 and LILAC in April 2012).