Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage

By: Nicole Hennig (author)Paperback

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How can your library-and your patrons-benefit from mobile apps? This guidebook offers a solid foundation in "app-literacy," supplying librarians with the knowledge to review and recommend apps, offer workshops, and become the app expert for their communities. * Describes the most important, high-quality mobile apps in specific topic areas of interest to librarians * Provides examples of how these apps are useful for education, creativity, and productivity for all types of users, including those with special needs * Supplies a detailed checklist of what information to include when reviewing apps * Includes an extensive resource guide to books, blogs, websites, courses, and other sources for keeping up with mobile apps * Provides notes on app functionality, features, price, and developer as well as any pertinent limitations

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About Author

Nicole Hennig is an independent user experience professional who helps librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies.


Contents * Introduction * Chapter 1: Mobile Is Here To Stay Statistics on Mobile App Use Natural User Interfaces Mobile Devices Are Enabling Better Learning Experiences Mobile Apps Are Improving Life for Those with Special Needs The Digital Divide New Roles for Libraries and Librarians Chapter 2: Apps for Reading Reading eBooks Downloading and Reading Free eBooks Reading Library eBooks Access to Braille and Talking Books for the Blind Reading and Annotating Documents Saving Web Pages for Reading Offline Reading News via RSS Reading News with Smart Recommendations Reading Magazines Reading Magazines and Newspapers Finding Book Reviews Sharing Your Reading Interactive Multitouch Book Apps Chapter 3: Apps for Productivity Managing Files in the Cloud Managing Passwords Securely Creating To-Do Lists Managing Calendars Accessing Your Desktop Remotely Printing Wirelessly from iOS Devices Accessories: Keyboards, Stands, Styluses Chapter 4: Apps for Research and Reference Dictionary Wikipedia Client Private Search Engine Specialized Search Engine Unit Conversions Mapping Mapping in 3D Language Dictionaries Language Learning News Publications Movie Listings Movie Ratings and Metadata Specialized Reference App Reviews Subscription Databases Chapter 5: Apps for Taking Notes and Writing Taking and Organizing Notes Handwriting and Drawing Voice and Lecture Recording Speech Recognition Scanning Editing Microsoft Office Documents Designing Posters, Newsletters, Reports, and More Managing Citations and Bibliographies Mind Mapping More Apps for Taking Notes and Writing Chapter 6: Apps for Multimedia Viewing and Studying Art Virtual Museum Visits Drawing Creating Art Creating Comic Books Making Photo Collages Specialized Camera Tool Editing Photos Identifying Music Listening to Radio Stations Worldwide Listening to Streaming Music Creating and Composing Music Creating Beautiful, Musical Sounds Playing Virtual Instruments Playing Music with Others Watching Videos Streaming Videos from Your Computer to Your Mobile Device Listening to Educational Lectures Listening to Audio and Video Podcasts Editing Movies Chapter 7: Apps for Social Media Twitter and Other Social Media Updates Scheduling Your Social Media Updates Managing Facebook Pages on the Go Editing Your Blog Sharing Photos with Filters Sharing and Organizing Your Photos Chapter 8: Apps for Communication Audio and Video Calls over the Internet One-on-One or Group Video Chats Instant Messaging Free Cross-Platform Text Messaging Chapter 9: Apps for Content Creation and Curation Creating Presentations Presenting PowerPoint Slides Creating Simple, Beautiful Presentations Creating Interactive Books Very Easily Creating Interactive Books for Apple's iBookstore Screencasting and Interactive Whiteboard Creating Designs for 3D Printing Curating Web Content Wirelessly Show the Display of iOS Devices on a Large Screen Mirror Your iOS Devices on Your Mac or Windows PC Chapter 10: Apps for Showcasing Special Collections Showcasing Special Collections Viewing Rare Manuscripts Photo Exhibit with Walking Tour Showcasing Exhibits Chapter 11: Apps for Beyond the Library Catalog Barcode Scanning Kiosks Mobile Library Catalog Augmented Reality Location-Based Check-Ins Crowdfunding Chapter 12: Apps for Professional Development Resume Creation Creating Your Personal Social Site and Making Connections with Colleagues Searching for Jobs Job Searching and Networking Conferences Scanning and Saving Business Cards Attending Webinars Chapter 13: Element of App-Literacy Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines Mobile Device Capabilities Jailbreaking: What Librarians Should Know Apple's Accessibility Features for Mobile Devices Reviewing Apps: A Checklist Chapter 14: Further Resources Ideas for Using Mobile Apps in Your Library How to Keep Up Books Blogs and Websites Articles * Glossary Index of Apps

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/09/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781610695305
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 197
  • ID: 9781610695305
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 1610695305

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