MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LIBRARY SERVICES. A RACE WITHOUT A FINISH LINE… M.G.Selvi Assistant Librarian,CASCB University of Madras Chennai -25. KNOWLEDGE. INTRODUCTION.
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A RACE WITHOUT A FINISH LINE…
University of Madras
A Mobile web refers to access to the world wide web, from
a handheld mobile device connected to a mobile network or
other wireless network.
It is a database that can be connected to by a mobile computing device over a mobile Network. It can be used anywhere anytime efficiently and effectively. The client and the server have wireless connections. PubMed/Medline can be accessed via handheld devices. A PubMed Mobile option, providing access to a mobile friendly version is available.
A WMS is a standard protocol for serving geo-referenced map images over the internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database.
OGC Network is a window onto the dynamic, constantly changing geospatial web. In addition to WMS, WPS – Web Processing Service and SOS –Sensor observation services are also included.
Rich Site Summary
RSS is a family of web feed formats(often dubbed as Really Simple Syndication) is used to publish frequently updated works – such as Blog entries, news headlines, and RSS feeds can be read using software called an RSS reader which can be web –based, desktop-based or mobile-device-based.
Library instruction also called library orientation and it consists of instructional programs designed to teach library users how to locate the information they need quickly and effectively.
Mobile marketing via SMS has expanded rapidly as a new channel to reach the user.
Multimedia Message Service
MMS mobile marketing can contain a timed slideshow of images, text, audio and video.
Quick Response codes
QR codes allow a user to visit a webpage address by scanning a 2D image with their phone. Smartphone users can install an app with a QR-code scanner that can read a displayed code and convert it to a URL directing the smart phone’s browser to the website of a library, company or product associated with that code providing specific information
It refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks like fb, twitter etc.
Website Event Calendar
It gives detailed information about events, including location maps, event sharing, Reminders of upcoming events, calendar display formats and special effects like scroll, Ticker, fade, slide rotate and view list of features.
It should not simply be a copy of the conventional online catalog. Mobile users would like to check the availability of a specific medium and would expect short loading times and a view which is optimized for a small screen.
It is now available for the Android series and lets a library patron anywhere in the world check an account, place or cancel holds, search a catalog and renew a book from a smart phone.
An e-book is a book-length publication in digital form,consisting of text,images or both.They are usually read on dedicated e-book readers or tablets using e-reader applications. Mobile availability of e-books may be provided for users with a mobile data collection, so that these e-books need not be stored on the device.
Open access is a publication model wherein neither a reader nor the reader’s institution are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of these articles. The Directory of Open Access Journals lists a number of peer-reviewed open access journals for browsing and searching. Open J-Gate is another index of articles published in English language. Open access articles can also often be found with a web search, using any general search engine or those specialized for the scholarly/scientific literature, such as Google Scholar.
AR is a live, direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer generated sensory input. Modern mobile augmented reality systems use one or more of the following tracking technologies: digital cameras and or other optical sensors, accelerometers, GPS, gyroscopes, solid state compasses, RFID and wireless sensors.
The Image collection is a select group of images of a library. It meets the needs of artists, illustrators, designers, teachers, students and general researchers. It is now expanded to a new frontier and offers visual resources to online users world wide. It can be searched by keyword or by browsing a variety of indexes
what a user would want to know on the mobile website.
Dr.SRR’s philosophy is universally accepted and relevant even today.
The Five Laws details the principles of operating a library system.
So let us use technology intelligently to enhance service.
“Freedom is what cellular is all about”
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