FAG-TI talk/slides

On 28th September I held a short talk about EDsync at a meeting of the “Facharbeitsgruppe Lokale Geschäftgänge – Technische Infrastruktur” at the library of the University of Hannover. The FAG-TI is a gathering of people organizing the libraries’ IT infrastructure within the GBV, Common Library Network of the German States Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen and the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage. They are quite interested in bringing their services to mobile devices. The libraries within GBV make use of OCLC’s OPAC, a web service that allows library guests to see a list of loans and charges and so on. The service is hosted on the libraries’ servers. EDsync is an app for iOS I made available on the App Store in July last year. As far as I know my App is the only one of its kind concerning native apps running on mobile devices and offering an exact match of OPAC functionality. So back to the event: I held this talk and showed some slides. I made a pdf out of those. If you’re interested and a student/guest occasionally visiting one or more of the supported libraries you may want to have a look at the pdf. The texts are in german language but there’s a ton of screenshots (in english : ) ), so you won’t be bored even if you don’t speak german – yet. I think the slides give you a good overview of the app’s functionality. You might have seen it on the App Store but refrained from downloading it as you were not sure what it’s all about. In this case, here you are: download the slides as pdf .

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