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There’s an App for That

The open access journal Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (www.istl.org) is excited to announce a new column called There’s an App for That.

There’s an App for That deals with technology in science and technology libraries. The scope of the column is broad and will address any aspect of mobile apps, web apps, software or hardware.

There’s an App for That will serve as a platform for contributors to share successful initiatives, innovative ideas, uses, applications and best practices in the application of technology in sci-tech libraries.

Interested in submitting a column?  Information for authors can be found here:  http://istl.library.ucsb.edu/app-instructions.html.

Need some example topics to get your creative juices flowing? Here are a few:

  • technology as a tool for enriching the teaching and learning experience
  • technology in data stewardship & curation
  • apps and tools for productivity, writing, notetaking, research, reading
  • repurposing apps and software for sci-tech library applications
  • creative ways to incorporate mobile tools and devices into coursework and learning
  • mobile gaming in sci-tech library applications & mobile information literacy
  • self-service trends in library apps (e.g., tablets preloaded with course materials, lecture capture, tutorials, orientations, interactive publications)
  • bring your own device (BYOD) trends & applications
  • electronic lab notebook (ELN) trends & applications
  • digital fabrication in sci-tech libraries
  • social media, chat, IM, text reference
  • technology risk and experimentation

We look forward to hearing from you!

Cristina Sewerin

ISTL There’s an App for That Column Editor

University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto, Canada
e-mail: csewerin@istl.org

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