By Nicole Hennig
Smartphones and different cellular units that help downloadable applications—universally known as "apps"—can be used to foster productiveness, behavior learn, or learn and research. also, savvy librarians can higher serve their groups via gaining services in cellular applied sciences and being certified to make app innovations to buyers. This ebook introduces you to the apps which can assist you store time and elevate your personal productiveness in addition to function a curator and reviewer of apps and resident specialist to profit your patrons.
Apps for Librarians: utilizing the easiest cellular expertise to coach, Create, and Engage will prevent from wading via and studying in regards to the thousands of apps to be had this day and direct you to some of the best apps in components very important to schooling, the place of work, improvement. geared up through function—reading, writing, reference, multi-media, and productivity—apps are profiled with the next details: name, developer, expense, systems, normal description, examples of use, and key positive aspects that make it useful for studying and artistic work.
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Some highlights: Uses natural language input. ” Built on Wolfram’s earlier product, Mathematica, so you can input mathematical equations and get answers. ” Searches data from external sources, such as the FAA for flight paths. 46 Apps for Librarians Integrates with Apple’s Siri (and Iris for Android) to query when you ask a question. Includes: currency converter, stock analysis, almanac, and high-end graphing calculator. 95 for students), you can input your own data for analysis. It takes up to 60 different data formats, such as raw tabular data, images, XML, audio, and dozens of specialized formats.
40 Apps for Librarians Notes 1. com/help/27/en. 2. com/. 3. com/hc/en-us/articles/200526618-Box-HIPAA-and -HITECH-Overview-and-FAQs. 4. edu/2012/12/01/box-storage-and -collaboration-services-goes-live/. 5. org/2013/07/04/sending-files-which-are-too-large -for-e-mail/. 6. html. 7. html. 8. edu/apps. 9. com/products/free/. 10. com/kb/ht4356. 99 It’s handy to have a full dictionary and thesaurus on your mobile device (Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus is included with its dictionary app). It includes “Word of the Day,” save your favorite words, and the ability to see a history of words you’ve looked up.
Other great features include a built-in English dictionary (select a word and tap “define”), posting article links to social media such as Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook, and browsing through articles that were “liked” by friends or Instapaper’s editors. Apps for Reading 15 Instapaper is one of the best ways to save articles while you are doing online research. Note that it works for articles that are free and open on the web, not with articles that are behind a paywall. For those, try using GoodReader (described elsewhere in this book) to save your downloaded PDF files.