I guess the funding will only award to libraries in Texas, right?
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of danielle plumer
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] mobile app
On this topic, I'd suggest that Texas libraries interested in developing mobile apps consider applying for funding from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission:
2nd Round of Funding for TexShare Libraries to Go Mobile! Intent Forms due July 31, 2013.
TSLAC has assisted over 50 libraries enhance their mobile presence this year. We$B!G(Bd like to continue to support libraries in their efforts to go mobile with Round 2 Funding. Funding available for FY2014 (September 2013 ? September 2014)
TSLAC will support TexShare libraries or library consortia interested in building or expanding their mobile presence through mobile-accessible library catalogs, mobile-accessible library web sites, mobile apps, and/or other services focused on the mobile library user. This can include design changes to existing sites/catalogs or complete alternatives specifically made for the mobile environment. TSLAC is offering subsidies ranging from
$3,000 to $15,000 (depending upon library type and size). Intent forms are available at the program website (
https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/texshare/mobilesolutions/round2 ) Submit an intent form by July 31, 2013.
First-time requests will receive top priority for funding. If funding permits, we will also accept projects from libraries that received Round 1 funding and want to develop additional mobile services.
Round 2 Timeline:
June 24, 2013: Library Intent forms available on TSLAC website July 31, 2013: Last day to submit an Intent form August 31, 2013: Last date to submit a Round 2 Project Summary Form October 1, 2013: If project includes a subscription, latest start date for full 12-month funding September 30, 2014: Projects completed; All items must be delivered; Subscription funding concludes Fall 2014: Project reports due
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Danielle Cunniff Plumer
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On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:58 AM, William Helman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Kalie,
> Two of my graduate assistants and I recently developed a user-centered
> mobile web app/interface <http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/m/> for our
> library. We spent a lot of time doing focus groups and user testing
> over the course of two semesters worth of development time, and have
> been pretty happy with the results. One suggestion I would definitely
> have is to use a web framework like jQuery Mobile
> <http://jquerymobile.com/> or
> Bootstrap<http://twitter.github.io/bootstrap/index.html>to jump start
> your efforts. Then, later when you have everything the way you want
> it, you can use a service like PhoneGap <http://phonegap.com/> to wrap
> it up into native apps you can offer on Google Play or Apple's App
> If you're interested I've presented a few times on it during the
> lifetime of the project, and have the (slightly similar) slide decks
> posted to
> SlideShare: Society for Scholarly Publishing 2011 Fall Seminar<
> Internet Librarian
> recently at an Amigos Online
> That last one was on how we used responsive design techniques to
> re-purpose our mobile site to act as the interface on 3 iPad search
> kiosks I've installed here at Langsdale.
> I've also published our code at https://github.com/whelman/
> I'd be happy to talk more about our experiences, just send me an email
> if you're interested.
> -Bill Helman
> Integrated Digital Services Librarian. The University of Baltimore,
> Langsdale Library
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> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Kaile Zhu <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Anybody has experience on how to build mobile app for your library?
> > If your library paid for the development, please also share your experience.
> > Thanks. - Kelly