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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 with regards to their mobile compatibility (based on the discussions from the earlier workshop with librarians).

You can book a place at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mobile-resource-issues-publisher-workshop-tickets-9511871263. Please feel free to pass the details to publishers or other resource providers you think may be interested.

Event information

22nd January, Jisc Offices, Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN
11.00 – 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 and the recent Jisc Collections workshop on mobile access issues for libraries (http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=1341), this workshop will attempt to highlight for publishers what librarians need to know about their resources in the mobile context such as:

Does it have device twinning / linking for access?, Does it have an “app”?, Is the app fully functional?, Is mobile federated access available?, Is the content in HTML5?, Does it reflow?, Too many redirects in the process? and much more.

The workshop will discuss how such information can be best collected, collated and surfaced within the community as well as examining the support that publishers could provide in this area.

We’ll also look at how evaluation criteria of mobile resource functionality, usability and access methods might be defined and how this work could be taken forward in an international environment with a focus upon looking at common best practice.

The structure of the day will include:

  • Scene setting
  • Summary of activity in the area
  • What libraries want: A Mobile Manifesto
  • Examining Evaluation Criteria
  • Way forward

Lunch will be provided.

Please note that this workshop is aimed at academic publishers, interested librarians should contact Mark Williams.

Further reading on this topic can be found:

Research Information – “A Manifesto for Mobile” Mark Williams & Ben Showers, JISC


Jisc Mobile Workshop “Accessing library resources via mobile” Jo Alcock, Birmingham City University


UKSG 2013 – “Integrating mobile technologies into the academic library” Claire Gill & Claire Graverly, University of Surrey


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, Jisc



If you have any questions please contact:

Mark Williams

T: 02030066042 (Direct)

E: m.williams@jisc-collections.ac.uk

Jisc Collections and Janet Ltd