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Thursday, November 7


Mobilizing the Virtual Library: A Next Generation Concept for Discovery and Content Consumption
At MacEwan University Libraries we understand the importance of providing our virtual library space in a framework that is optimized for mobile devices. Many of our students use mobile devices on a regular basis and most of them have attempted to access the library’s resources on their mobile device. Statistics inspired the library to invest in developing a mobile optimized environment so that students and faculty could easily access and consume library resources.

This poster will illustrate how the library integrated content from the EBSCO Discovery System, functionality from the Integrated Library System, and data from the library’s website into an iPhone Application. Future plans for mobile frameworks will be explained, as well as statistical analysis and rational that supports the direction and goals of the project. Learn what virtual services integration means at MacEwan University Libraries and why it is important to the next generation of user experience design initiatives in libraries.


Robert Zylstra

Campus Librarian, MacEwan University

Thursday November 7, 2013 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Bistro Area, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Friday, November 8


Tiered Digital Reference
Academic Business libraries typically make scores of digital resources available to students and faculty. The interfaces to these resources range from the easy to use to the nearly opaque. Business librarians respond to the need for database instruction in two ways: Personal instruction, including tutorials, formal classes, phone, IM, and e-mail and Virtual instruction including FAQs, Guides, and Blogs. Personal instruction is not always available. In response we have created a virtual reference system using a linked combination of instruction/finding aids which includes three levels (or tiers) of assistance.

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Cynthia Cronin-Kardon

Business Reference & Resource Development Librarian, Lippincott Library at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylviania
I love this conference and have been coming for years. Being a Librarian allows me to learn new things everyday and help researchers in discovering the data resources they require.I love bike riding, my family (which now includes two little grandsons), my cat and GARDENING!!!!

Friday November 8, 2013 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Bistro Area, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401