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 +====== Public Library '​Apps'​ ======
  
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-**Public Library '​Apps'​** 
 ===== Introduction ===== ===== Introduction =====
  
 Library services were the first local government services to gain widespread public use on the web so it's good to see library '​apps'​ emerging. Sometimes these have been developed by the libraries themselves (e.g. Edinburgh) and sometimes they have been developed by companies that sell library systems and technologies (eg OCLC and SirsiDynix). Library services were the first local government services to gain widespread public use on the web so it's good to see library '​apps'​ emerging. Sometimes these have been developed by the libraries themselves (e.g. Edinburgh) and sometimes they have been developed by companies that sell library systems and technologies (eg OCLC and SirsiDynix).
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 +  * **Solus** ​ is a significant library mobile app provider for UK public libraries [[https://​wp.sol.us/​demo-6/​|Solus Mobile Apps]]
 +  * For example [[http://​www.yourlibraryapp.co.uk/​sunderland/​|Sunderland Public Library App]]
 +  * In 2017 Solus partnered with** SirsiDynix**
 +  * Press Release: [[http://​www.sirsidynix.com/​press/​sirsidynix-announces-new-mobile-app-development-partner-solus|SirsiDynix Announces New Mobile App Development Partner]]: SOLUS. SirsiDynix partners with leading library app developer SOLUS to build new mobile discovery application. January 20, 2017
 +  * **Capita** ​ has a '​[[https://​www.capita-readingcloud.co.uk/​products-and-services/​imls|Reading Cloud]]'​ app focused on school libraries
 +  * The **Civica** ​ Spydus system has an app. For example in use in [[https://​www.norfolk.gov.uk/​libraries-local-history-and-archives/​libraries/​library-services/​libraries-mobile-app|Norfolk libraries]]
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 +**Responsive web design**
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 +An alternative approach to an '​App'​ (ie something a user downloads from an App store eg Apple or Android) is '​responsive web design'​ which enables content to be reformatted and re-sized for better delivery on a tablet or smartphone.
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 +[[http://​anleabharlannai.blogspot.com/​2016/​10/​delivering-responsive-web-design-via.html|Delivering Responsive Web Design via the Library OPAC]]
 + - a literature review. Wednesday, 26 October 2016
  
 ==== Useful articles ==== ==== Useful articles ====
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 [[http://​musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.co.uk/​2010/​09/​library-mobile-apps-vs-web-apps-some.html#​.UgzRRaxX9hM|Library mobile apps vs web apps - Some analysis]], By Aaron Tay. Musing about librarianship [blog]. 5th September 2010 [[http://​musingsaboutlibrarianship.blogspot.co.uk/​2010/​09/​library-mobile-apps-vs-web-apps-some.html#​.UgzRRaxX9hM|Library mobile apps vs web apps - Some analysis]], By Aaron Tay. Musing about librarianship [blog]. 5th September 2010
  
-//"​..mobile friendly sites or **library web apps** are not the only option. The other option is to create **mobile apps**. These have being a less popular option because it takes a lot of work to create a mobile app, and unlike web apps (which are basically webpages configured for mobile surfing), mobile apps require more programming and in some cases such as iPhone apps, require that you pay a fee to list on Apple'​s itune.//+//"​..mobile friendly sites or **library web apps** ​ are not the only option. The other option is to create **mobile apps**. These have being a less popular option because it takes a lot of work to create a mobile app, and unlike web apps (which are basically webpages configured for mobile surfing), mobile apps require more programming and in some cases such as iPhone apps, require that you pay a fee to list on Apple'​s itune.//
  
 //However [[http://​kraftylibrarian.com/?​p=349|Stop the App Madness ]], advocates libraries concentrate on their web app & forget about mobile apps. It points out that// //However [[http://​kraftylibrarian.com/?​p=349|Stop the App Madness ]], advocates libraries concentrate on their web app & forget about mobile apps. It points out that//
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 The library has two mobile apps, one to browse the catalogue available at your local library and one to browse and download Audio and Ebooks provided by Dorset Libraries. The library has two mobile apps, one to browse the catalogue available at your local library and one to browse and download Audio and Ebooks provided by Dorset Libraries.
  
-====  ** Worcestershire ​ County Council** ​ ====+==== ** Worcestershire County Council** ====
  
   * Search for a Book, DVD, CD and more in you local library, check the availablilty or when its next available and search more from your favourite author, director, etc   * Search for a Book, DVD, CD and more in you local library, check the availablilty or when its next available and search more from your favourite author, director, etc
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