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ERIC Number: EJ825063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0569
Using Text Messages to Communicate with Patrons
Konshak, Peter
Computers in the Schools, v29 n1 p11-13, 44 Jan 2009
Text messaging is an ideal communications method for libraries, which often want to send short, concise messages to their patrons near and far. Uses for text messaging in libraries include reminders about items' due dates, hold pickup notices, program reminders, and even short messages of content. Some libraries are already using text messaging for reference functions, and others are integrating and experimenting with notices and other possibilities. In this article, the author provides a brief explanation of the technology followed by several examples of how text messaging has been integrated into the Carmel Clay Public Library, where he serves as computer technology services manager.
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Language: English
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