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1 Using Tablets for Library Services Library & Knowledge Management

2 Library Support through Tablets Audience Survey – How many have a tablet? – What kind? – How do you use them now? IFPRI Library Services Demonstrations Questions

3 IFPRI Library Research Support Publications and research material – GoodReader, Mendeley Document Delivery – Dropbox, FTP, Filesanywhere Interlibrary Loan – , Dropbox, FTP, Filesanywhere Journal Access – Mobile web site

4 Applications to Cover Today GoodReader: PDF reader for iPad – Download files through iTunes – Download over Internet using FTP or HTTP Dropbox: File storage and sharing Mendeley: Research profile manager – Download through iPad client – Share over the Internet

5 Library Services through Tablets Mendeley Online Profile iPad Dropbox Mendeley Desktop Client PDFs PC iTunes

6 Things to keep in mind with Tablets Tablets are peripheral devices, not fully functioning computers – iPads tied to a single primary computer Features change, apps updated almost daily – Learn to learn how to use them The iPad barely existed a year ago – Expect changes over the next year, this is an exciting tool

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