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ERIC Number: EJ930070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Checking in: Location Services for Libraries
Rethlefsen, Melissa L.
Library Journal, v135 n7 p42-43 Apr 2010
As always in real estate, everything in technology these days seems to be about location. From Google's recent addition of a "nearby" location limit to its suite of search options to the spate of location-based mobile apps and social networks, physical proximity has become the linchpin of a trend to connect technology to the real world. In this article, the author discusses location-based social networks that can be used for libraries. As librarians and libraries explore uses for Foursquare and other location-based tools, the author stresses that it's necessary to consider the privacy and security implications for patrons. Though playing a game through Foursquare could be a great way to introduce patrons to the library, exploring the physical library through QR codes linked to tips and resources might be a more comfortable technology-real space connection for many. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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