Where are you? Surveying and Building Location-Aware Library Apps

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



Foursquare, SimpleGeo, Facebook Places… Geolocation, Geotagging, Augmented Reality, and smart browsers are the engines for these emerging apps.

With the ubiquity of mobile devices and location-based services, the content is king mantra has been reformed into “Context is King”.
Location matters because it is a metric for interest. In this session, we’ll look at library projects and web applications that make location a primary browse and search point. How does location matter to libraries? We’ll answer this question, talk through possibilities, and share some working code.

Supporting resources:

Slides: http://www.lib.montana.edu/~jason/talks/novare2014-libapp-location.pdf
Pinboard: https://pinboard.in/u:jasonclark/t:libgeoapp/

Originally recorded April 30, 2014.

Biography ~ Jason Clark
Jason A. Clark is Head of Digital Access and Web Services at Montana State University Libraries where he builds digital library applications and sets digital content strategies. He writes and presents on a broad range of topics including mobile design & development, web services & mashups, metadata & digitization, Javascript, interface design, and application development. Before coming to MSU in 2005, Jason became interested in the intersection between libraries and technology while working as a web developer for the Division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin. After two years, he moved on to the web services department at Williams College Libraries.When he doesn’t have metadata on the brain, Jason likes to hike the mountains of Montana with his wife, Jennifer, his daughter, Piper, and their dog, Oakley. You can find Jason online by following him on twitter at twitter.com/jaclark, catching up with him on Facebook at facebook.com/jasclark, or checking out his occasional thoughts and code samples on his site at www.jasonclark.info.