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


Mattie A. Taormina (Chair)
Sutro Library

Laura M Botts, CA , MLIS
Assistant Dean for Archives and Digital Initiatives
Mercer University
Cracking the QR Code

Tiah Edmunson-Morton
Instruction & Outreach Archivist, Brewing History Curator
Oregon State University

Lynn Eaton
Director, Special Collections Research Center
George Mason University

Aimee L Morgan (Commentator)
Assistant University Archivist
Stanford University


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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