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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 resource, in particular within the Mobilising Academic Content Online project: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/macon/

In the light of that work, this workshop will attempt to gain consensus on what librarians need to know about their resources in mobile terms (such as: does it have device twinning?, does it have an “app”?, is the app fully functional?, is mobile federated access available, is the content in HTML5, and much more).

How such information can be best collected, collated and surfaced within the community will be discussed as well as examining the support that Jisc Collections could provide in that area.

The workshop will also look at how evaluation criteria might be defined and how this work could be take forward in an international environment looking at common best practice.

The structure of the day will include:

  • Scene setting
  • Summary of activity in the area
  • What libraries want
  • Publisher case study on developing mobile access
  • Articulating the issues
  • Way forward

Lunch will be provided, and there is limited support available for attendees who require help with travel costs (please contact m.williams@jisc-collections.ac.uk directly).


Further reading on this topic can be found:

UKSG  2013 – “Intergrating mobile technologies into the academic library” Claire Gill & Claire Graverly


UKSG 2013 – “Mobile publishing / publishing on the move  Victoria Wright, Taylor & Francis


Insights Journal – “Mobile authentication and access: any time, any place, any device?”  Mark Williams



If you have any questions please contact:

Mark Williams

T: 02030066042 (Direct)

E: m.williams@jisc-collections.ac.uk

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