On Jan 23, 2013, at 12:34 PM, Stephen Francoeur wrote:
> We're looking into ways that tablets might be used by library staff
> assisting patrons in a long line at the circ desk. With a tablet, an
> additional staff person could pick folks off the line who might have things
> that can be handled on a properly outfitted tablet.
I have two thoughts on the matter --
1. Trying to take a picture with a tablet is pretty awkward. It might
be better on a smaller form-factor device. (eg, an iPod Touch or an
Android phone w/out a service plan) ... but this might be less
useful for other tasks.
2. It might be worthwhile to look at what tasks can be handled by staff
without a computer, or without a specially outfitted computer.
(eg, can you answer reference questions using the publicly