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Posts by Andromeda Yelton

5 Questions to Help You Choose the Right Mobile Website Tool

Submitted by Andromeda Yelton on June 6, 2012 - 8:50am

Editor's Note: This post is an excerpt from Library Technology Reports January 2012 (Vol 48, No. 1), "Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services." A full excerpt of Chapter 2, including tools and resources alluded to, is on Scribd. Andromeda will present a WebJunction webinar based on the Report on July 25, 2012.

How can you choose among the many options for making your library's website mobile friendly? Researching for my Library Technology Report, I reviewed the features of various tools and read librarians' accounts of mobile technology initiatives (see the Resources section in Chapter 2). My analysis surfaced five questions that will help you clarify your priorities and guide tool selection. Read More »

Curating Social Media Content

Submitted by Andromeda Yelton on April 6, 2011 - 7:56am

While listening to the obligatory NPR in the car today, I heard a story on creating a social media scrapbook using Memolane. It lets you integrate content from Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, photo- and video-sharing sites, and more into a timeline view of your social media life. Read More »

NARA's Electronic Archive: A Sanity Check

Submitted by Andromeda Yelton on February 15, 2011 - 8:56am

The cost to build digital infrastructure for the national archives could hit $1.4 billion.

I've been fascinated by this story. 1.4 billion? What on earth are they archiving, and on what scale? How does a project originally contracted at $317 million in 2005 end up projected to be finished at $1.4 billion in 2017? [pdf; see page 21]

It sounds outrageous to me, but then again, I don't know what comparable projects cost. So, let's bracket this. Read More »

Where iPhones Go to Die

Submitted by Andromeda Yelton on January 6, 2011 - 9:50am

Recently I heard this story on the radio, about what happens to electronics waste. I admit, I’d been vaguely aware of this issue but ignoring it, because you can’t do much research without coming across images like this one: Read More »

Thoughts on Broadband, Mobile Access and the Digital Divide

Submitted by Andromeda Yelton on October 25, 2010 - 8:55am
The Bobbi Newman / Jason Griffey blog debate on mobile access the digital divide got me thinking. What do we mean when we say "mobile access": is that Jason's iPhone (that gave us directions around Providence last Friday, complete with FourSquare tips) or my paint-chipped-off, sans-camera, three-year-old (but web-enabled!) Samsung?
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