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    DescriptionLibrarian Jim Hahn has carefully culled the over 500,000 available apps down to the 100 that are the absolute best for day-in, day-out library services. The guide covers apps for Apple and Android devices, including tablets. Each entry in this long-needed guide contains: * a basic summary of how each app operates, * at least one example of how that app can be used by a librarian, * one example of how it can help a library user access library services, * a section highlighting critical limitations and apps that may better serve a librarian's needs, and * the next possible iteration of the app. Entries are accompanied by a photo of the app in action, so this current guide is both descriptive and visual. Introductory and final chapters cover using apps in library settings and library services as well as what the future should bring in this area. This guide is intended as an introduction for those with little or no app experience and for those wanting to know more about app uses for information access.


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    Title
    The Best 100 Free Apps for Libraries
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jim Hahn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810885820
    ISBN 10: 0810885824
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BIC subject category V2: GBCR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC E4L: LIB
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    BIC subject category V2: GLF
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    DC22: 005.3
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    DC23: 020.285536
    LC classification: Z680.5 .B47 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: GBCR, GLF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Scarecrow Press
    Imprint name
    Scarecrow Press
    Publication date
    13 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Jim Hahn is the Orientation Services and Environments Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He's written over 25 reviews and eight book chapters. His previous book is iPhone Application Development: Strategies for Efficient Mobile Design and Delivery.
    Review quote
    [T]his book seems most appropriate for public library staff who deal with widespread spectrum of enquiries. Overall, this is a great value book and with apps becoming commonplace amongst library users, it provides a timely introduction. CILIP Update As a keen iPad user, I was excited to learn more about what work-related apps I might be missing out on, so was keen to read this book ... [Y]ou will ... learn a great deal; but to get the most out of the book it is handy to have a smart phone or tablet to play around on as you read...For me this book is more than just about apps, as it helps us learn a great deal about useful websites. Though this book is aimed at beginners, it is also useful for those who have a little more experience with using apps and smart phones or tablets. The fact that all apps are singularly listed makes it easy for someone to dip in and out of like a reference work rather than a book as a whole. The Australian Library Journal