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NISO Webinar: Content on the Go: Mobile Access to E-Resources

August 8, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar 

The wide availability of ever-improving mobile hardware, software and connectivity continues to affect the experience of information seekers, and to place new demands and opportunities on libraries and information providers.   How can libraries and publishers provide effective new interfaces for collections to help a user base continually on the move?

Join NISO for this webinar at which invited speakers will explore many of the pressing questions about libraries’ interaction with and promotion of mobile technologies.


Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Challenges to Consider: Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections
Carmen Mitchell, Institutional Repository Librarian, California State University San Marcos

Libraries and museums spend significant resources in an effort to identify, digitize, ingest, describe, store, and display items in their digital asset management systems. Creating user interfaces that provide online access is just one component of building a digital collection, and represents a continual challenge to stay abreast of evolving technology and user expectations. The latest challenge for libraries and museums is to adapt and grow our digital collections to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile user.

What is the best process or approach? How much will it cost? We will explore how four different organizations addressed the challenge of mobile access to digital collections: North Carolina State University Libraries, Montana State University Libraries, Duke University Libraries, and the Smithsonian Institution. These organizations are already offering mobile services built around their digital collections, and are leading the effort to present them in uniquely mobile-centric ways.

Carmen's article, co-written with Daniel Suchy of UCSD, is available at: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january12/mitchell/01mitchell.html

E-books on the go: How a university library experimented with E-book readers
Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Collections & Technical Services, East Carolina University

The presenter will describe a pilot project where Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook e-book readers are provided for patrons to check out. Topics covered include start-up considerations, issues with selection and acquisition of content; cataloging approaches, circulation procedures, publicity strategies and evaluation.

Publisher Perspective: Strategies for Mobile Content Delivery
Marty Picco, Director of Product Management, Atypon Systems

As publishers rush to join the mobile revolution, they face a number of challenges: a growing number of mobile platforms that must be supported, problems with authenticating high-value institution customers, and making their content readable on small form factor devices. At the same time readers increasingly overwhelmed with information and are seeking ways to streamline discovery and organization without missing important developments.

Atypon Systems is a leading technology provider for scholarly publishers worldwide. Literatum, the company's flagship publishing platform, is used to host more than 12 million journal articles, more than 50,000 eBooks, and many other types of scientific and scholarly content. Mr. Picco will discuss strategies for addressing these challenges and the factors influencing the design of Atypon's mobile platform.


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Registration closes on August 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on August 8, 2012. Cancellations made by August 1, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.