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The proliferation of mobile devices and their use by children of all ages raise issues among families and educators with regard to their quality and appropriateness. Given the absence of an industry standard or an official ratings system for children’s apps, specialist websites [...]

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Like other electronic resources, mobile applications (apps) can be part of library collections, so it is necessary to include them in the collection development policy, or even implement a specific policy in order to draw attention to their existence. Again, it is necessary to establish [...]

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Libraries have traditionally selected and recommended books, music, and movies. Mobile apps can also be readily included, thus extending library services by offering users more content, resources and services in different formats. Some basic ideas to tackle the discovery, selection [...]

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Radiography of the state of digital media in 2011-2012 paying special attention to the situation in Spain, but with references to the international situation. The main points are: the crisis of the media, pay-for-content, data journalism, fact checking, apps and products for reading [...]

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Since the Apple Store opened in 2008, apps have become an interesting business model for developers and a fun way to spread the features of handheld devices (mobile phones, smartphones and tablets). Libraries are beginning to explore them to provide content and services. This articles [...]

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The most significant developments in the field of mobile technology in 2014 are reviewed, with the aim of obtaining an overview of the sector and its market penetration in the library and reading worlds. First, major developments in terms of devices, operating systems, standards, [...]

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Libraries are trying out mobile technologies and looking for applications of smartphones and tablets that can improve library services and professional practice. Through the analysis of the first experiences, professional literature and direct contact with professionals, some common [...]

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There is a growing number of open data initiatives that allow citizens to reuse public data sets through specifically designed applications. This paper presents an overview of these initiatives and their development in Spain, analyzing the open data sets available and the functions [...]

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Apps are used by university libraries to disseminate their collections and services. In 2011 the University of Salamanca (USAL) launched the first mobile app for libraries in Spanish-speaking regions: Biblio USAL. Usage data was gathered for this app (2011-2015) and analyzed and compared [...]

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Apps are used by university libraries to disseminate their collections and services. In 2011 the University of Salamanca (USAL) launched the first mobile app for libraries in Spanish-speaking regions: Biblio USAL. Usage data was gathered for this app (2011-2015) and analyzed and compared [...]