SESSION 301 - Archives on the Go: Using Mobile Technologies for Your Collections

Aug 26, 2011
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Location: Grand E/F

Instructors/Speakers

Mattie A. Taormina (Chair)
Director
Sutro Library

Laura M Botts, CA , MLIS
Associate Director for Special Collections
Mercer University
Cracking the QR Code

Tiah Edmunson-Morton
Archives Reference and Instruction Coordinator
Oregon State University

Lynn Eaton
Special Collections Librarian
James Madison University

Aimee L Morgan (Commentator)
Assistant University Archivist
Stanford University

Description

Smartphones are changing how we seek and use information. Archivists should be aware of how patrons use these devices to discover archival resources and how they connect users with collections in new ways. The panelists discuss how archivists have used geospatial data to create an historic walking tour, re-purposed digital collections for patrons on the go, and used QR (Quick Reference) codes and location-based social networking applications to reach existing and potential users.

 

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