Tablets and Their Uses in Libraries

iPadALA TechSource recently held two workshops on tablet computers and their uses in libraries.  Part 1 gives some background history on the tablet computer and some current tablet models with specifications.  Reasons the presenters give for using tablets in libraries:

  • E-reading
  • Engaging users
  • Suporting research
  • As assistive technologies
  • Providing new services
  • Delivering new content
  • Productivity enhancement
  • Professional development

Part 1 also gives some examples of libraries that have implemented tablet lending.

Part 2 gives more practical examples as well as a brief overview of apps with many screenshots of useful ones.

Part 1: Integrating iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services
Part 2: Integarting iPads and Tablet Computers into Library Services, Part 2