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By Andrew Walsh


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With most library users owning a mobile phone, and increasing numbers of these being smartphones, it is time for libraries to take advantage of mobile technology. Andrew Walsh looks at the different levels that can be used from simple text messaging for both alerts and enquiries, to making sure the library is present on location-based social networks, and ultimately to creating an augmented reality layer.


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With most library users owning a mobile phone, and increasing numbers of these being smartphones, it is time for libraries to take advantage of mobile technology. Andrew Walsh looks at the different levels that can be used from simple text messaging for both alerts and enquiries, to making sure the library is present on location-based social networks, and ultimately to creating an augmented reality layer.

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There are different levels at which libraries can enter the world of mobile friendly services, from basic text messaging services, through the mobile web that is increasing rapidly in importance and availability, to the more speculative (and fragmented) world of location aware services

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Andrew Walsh is an Academic Librarian at the University of Huddersfield and is currently looking after the Schools of Education and Professional Development, and Music, Humanities and Media.

He is particularly interested in the field of information literacy and is actively engaged with the use of mobile and Web 2.0 technologies in the library environment. He has encouraged the appropriate use of Twitter, blogs, social networking tools, text messaging (SMS) and mobile friendly materials to support users. Find out more about his conference presentations and other publications at http://digbig.com/5bcfgj.

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