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Mobile Apps, Widgets & Gadgets for Libraries

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March 29, 2009 5:00 AM

Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway • Arlington, VA

Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway • Arlington, VA

As web content continues to grow and the noise-to-signal ratio increases, it has become important for libraries to find ways to get into users’ common web paths: the social networking sites such as Facebook, the web portals such as iGoogle, learning management systems such as Blackboard, even mobile devices such as the iPhone. Our panel of experts looks at creating widgets or gadgets that allow users to have basic library search and browse functions in these new user environments free from the catalog or library website. They demo and teach how to build live applications that provide gateway searching for library journals, books, articles, and much more. Come learn how to play in these new environments and to give users options for searching and consuming library materials in their own learning spaces.

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