On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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The Sandbox and the Recession
A Laundry List: Ideas to Use If were using a tiered service: Cellphones, Geolocation. If were roving: Smartphones, Tablet PCs, voicemail to email. If were not around: Audio Tours, Augmented Reality. If patrons are out and about: Mobile friendly Web Services.If were building a learning commons: Real-time info on resources and staff. Integrate resources in the CMS. If patrons need us off campus: A really big e-reader in the stacks. If we miss our reference books: