Category Archives: Events

Jisc Collections: Mobile Resource Issues – Publisher workshop

Following on from the workshop for librarians (see earlier blog post for further information), Jisc Collections are now hosting a workshop in the same topic for publishers. The event will be held at the Jisc Offices in London on 22nd January and aims to highlight what librarians need to know from publishers about their resources …

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Jisc Collections mobile issues workshop

On 16th July, I attended a workshop hosted by Jisc Collections to discuss issues around accessing library resources via mobile devices. The focus of the morning was sharing some of these issues through a series of presentations, and the afternoon focused on a workshop whereby we discussed, in groups, the current key issues and steps …

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UKSG mobile webinar

Myself and Ben Showers (Jisc) were invited to deliver a webinar this afternoon on behalf of UKSG on the topic of mobile technologies. The details are below: The Mobile Advantage: Developing mobile services and resources for libraries and content providers Ben Showers (Jisc) and Jo Alcock (Birmingham City University) Session aim To equip attendees with …

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Jisc Collections: Mobile resources library access issues workshop

Jisc Collections are hosting a free workshop on the topic of mobile access to library resources. Further details below and at http://mobilejisccollections-estw.eventbrite.co.uk where you can book your place. 16th July, Jisc Offices, Brettenham house, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN 10.45 – 3.30pm Considerable work has been conducted around the issues of mobile access to library …

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American Libraries Live: Mobile Services – the library in your pocket

Last week, American Libraries Live held a discussion hosted by Jason Griffey with contributors Maurice Coleman and Robin Hastings. They discussed what they mean by mobile, gave examples of some of the ways libraries are using mobile technologies, and answered questions posed by viewers. You can view a recording of the session by clicking on …

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ALA LITA MCIG virtual meeting

I recently attended a webinar hosted by the American Library Association Library and Information Technology Association Mobile Computing Interest Group. I created a Storify to share the presentations and related resources. Unfortunately I’m not able to embed the Storify but you can access it from the link below. View the story “LITA MCIG virtual meeting” …

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M-libraries Conference – From margin to mainstream

On 24th-26th September 2012, The Open University hosted a group of 163 delegates from 19 different countries for the Fourth International M-libraries Conference. It was the first of the m-libraries conferences I have been able to attend in person, though I have followed others from afar. The theme of the conference, From margin to mainstream: …

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CILIP Mobile Technology Executive Briefing

I was invited to present at CILIP’s Mobile Technology Executive Briefing on July 19th, and really enjoyed listening to the other presentations. There was a variety of presentations on a number of different themes: M-libs: building a mobile library community - Jo Alcock. Birmingham City University Accessing Digital Resources with Public Electronic Displays and Mobile Phones - George …

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Handheld Librarian Online Conference 7 – registration now open

Registration is now open for the 7th Handheld Librarian Online Conference on 15th-16th August 2012. I attended Handheld Librarian 5 (see my post on my personal blog) and found it really useful; I’d definitely recommend attending. It’s great value for money and even if the timezones don’t work out for watching it live you can …

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Perspectives on mobile delivery

  by  joeyanne  Last week I delivered a workshop in collaboration with Gill Needham from Open University. We’d both been invited to give a presentation at the Cake and Conversation: The power of a Library in the palm of your hand event with a practical focus to members of staff at University of Bath. We thought it …

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