Saturday, August 4, 2012

WEBINAR: Content on the Go: Mobile Access to E-Resources

WEBINAR: Content on the Go: Mobile Access to E-Resources DATE: August 8, 2012 TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) REGISTRATION & INFORMATION: es/ ABOUT THE WEBINAR The wide availability of ever-improving mobile hardware, software and connectivity continues to affect the experience of information seekers, and to place new demands and opportunities on libraries and information providers. How can libraries and publishers provide effective new interfaces for collections to help a user base continually on the move. Join NISO for this webinar at which invited speakers will explore many of the pressing questions about libraries’ and publishers’ interaction with and promotion of mobile technologies. TOPICS AND SPEAKERS Challenges to Consider: Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections -- Carmen Mitchell, Institutional Repository Librarian, California State University San Marcos Libraries and museums spend significant resources in an effort to identify, digitize, ingest, describe, store, and display items in their digital asset management systems. The latest challenge for libraries and museums is to adapt and grow our digital collections to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile user. Mitchell will explore how four different organizations addressed the challenge of mobile access to digital collections: North Carolina State University Libraries, Montana State University Libraries, Duke University Libraries, and the Smithsonian Institution. E-books On the Go: How a University Library Experimented with E-book Readers -- Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Collections & Technical Services, East Carolina University Cook will describe a pilot project where Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook e-book readers are provided for patrons to check out. Topics covered include start-up considerations, issues with selection and acquisition of content; cataloging approaches, circulation procedures, publicity strategies and evaluation. Publisher Perspective: Strategies for Mobile Content Delivery -- Marty Picco, Director of Product Management, Atypon Systems As publishers rush to join the mobile revolution, they face a number of challenges: a growing number of mobile platforms that must be supported, problems with authenticating high-value institution customers, and making their content readable on small form factor devices. At the same time readers increasingly overwhelmed with information and are seeking ways to streamline discovery and organization without missing important developments. Atypon Systems is a leading technology provider for scholarly publishers worldwide. Literatum, the company's flagship publishing platform, is used to host more than 12 million journal articles, more than 50,000 eBooks, and many other types of scientific and scholarly content. Picco will discuss strategies for addressing these challenges and the factors influencing the design of Atypon's mobile platform. REGISTRATION Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on August 8, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. Can’t make it on the webinar date/time? Register now and gain access to the recorded archive for one year. Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: s/