OCLC introduces Web-scale Management Services, a cloud-based solution for library management functions including circulation, print and electronic acquisitions, license management, self-configuration, and workflow that will leverage the global participation of OCLC libraries. By allowing libraries to use shared hardware, services, and data, OCLC says this approach can increase visibility and accessibility of libraries’ collections for patrons, reduce duplication of effort, streamline workflows, and build a cooperative
…while I’ve seen a lot of talk about mobile sites for libraries, I don’t see nearly as many actually implementing them. I think a lot of librarians are intimidated. But IUI’s code is actually so simple that I was able to automate its creation! The Mobile Site Generator will hopefully help people over the first hurdle: it creates a framework for a mobile site that you can then tweak & customize to you heart’s content.
Chad’s responsible for UNC library’s awesome mobile site, so he knows a thing or two about creating a mobile site. If you’ve been considering finding a way to mobilize your site, you could do a lot worse than take a half hour and give this a try.