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Using Tablets for Library Services. Library & Knowledge Management. Library Support through Tablets. Audience Survey How many have a tablet? What kind? How do you use them now? IFPRI Library Services Demonstrations Questions. IFPRI Library Research Support.

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Using Tablets for Library Services

Library & Knowledge Management


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Library Support through Tablets

  • Audience Survey

    • How many have a tablet?

    • What kind?

    • How do you use them now?

  • IFPRI Library Services

  • Demonstrations

  • Questions


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IFPRI Library Research Support

  • Publications and research material

    • GoodReader, Mendeley

  • Document Delivery

    • Dropbox, FTP, Filesanywhere

  • Interlibrary Loan

    • Email, Dropbox, FTP, Filesanywhere

  • Journal Access

    • Mobile web site


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Applications to Cover Today

  • GoodReader: PDF reader for iPad

    • Download files through iTunes

    • Download over Internet using FTP or HTTP

  • Dropbox: File storage and sharing

  • Mendeley: Research profile manager

    • Download through iPad client

    • Share over the Internet


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Library Services through Tablets

Dropbox

Mendeley Online Profile

Mendeley Desktop Client

PC

iTunes

iPad

PDFs


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Things to keep in mind with Tablets

  • Tablets are peripheral devices, not fully functioning computers

    • iPads tied to a single primary computer

  • Features change, apps updated almost daily

    • Learn to learn how to use them

  • The iPad barely existed a year ago

    • Expect changes over the next year, this is an exciting tool


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