November 25, 2015

Article: “Using a LibGuide to Track and Deliver Mobile Access”


Using a LibGuide to Track and Deliver Mobile Access


Rochelle Ballard
Digital Resources Coordinator, Princeton University


Trends and Issues in Library Information Technology
December 2012

From The Article

Testing mobile access can be a challenge. Most of us own at least one mobile device. However, I wanted to test access on a variety of devices. A couple of years ago, the library created a “Technology Sandbox”. An assortment of mobile devices including tablets, Kindles and Nooks were purchased for staff use. These devices coupled with my iPad and iPod provided a suitable testing ground and the opportunity to configure and access resources on a variety of mobile devices.

To adequately document mobile access to library resources, I needed to create an easily accessible management tool listing the vendors/resources and pertinent information concerning mobile access.

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Take a Look at the LibGuide Discussed in the Article: Mobile Access to PUL Electronic Resources

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