June 19th 2013
Colonie Town Library
Loudonville, New York
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Please RSVP to Patricia Markley or call (518) 783-4196 by Thursday, June 14th.
Information Literacy Librarian, University at Albany
WHICH IS MORE APPROPRIATE: EBSCO HOST EBOOK COLLECTION OR EBRARY?:
This session will present the features of mobile apps used for reading ebook collections. The
good and the not so good features will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how the apps
might affect your satisfaction with the ebook services. There will be time for questions and audience contribution of their own experiences with various ebook readers. If possible there will be
at least one or two devices available with the apps pre-loaded for audience experimentation, but
attendees are also encouraged to bring their own devices with relevant apps to share as well.
Systems Librarian, Skidmore College
WEB-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR APP-LIKE EXPERIENCES:
Evolving web standards and increased bandwidth have made it possible to create app-like experiences that are available across platforms. Sites created using responsive web design principles
and technologies are quickly updated, accessible to more users and easily adapted to new
platforms. While apps are still appropriate for services that utilize a device’s hardware (GPS, storage, camera, etc.), high quality, web-based experiences that are not platform dependent are
quickly replacing apps as the more sustainable and user-friendly method of content presentation.
Mary Van Ullen
Associate Director for Collections, University at Albany
CITATION MANAGEMENT APPS:
While very few students, researchers or even librarians enjoy creating bibliographies, there are
now a number of citation apps that help to take some of the drudgery out of the process. Mary
Van Ullen will talk about a few of them and demonstrate the free EasyBib app, available for both
Apple and Android devices, and show how it can be used to generate a book bibliography in MLA
style in a matter of minutes using your mobile device.