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2nd Round of Mobile Funding – Timeline

2013 July 16
by Christina Manz

2nd Round of Funding for TexShare Libraries to Go Mobile!

Intent Forms due July 31, 2013
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TSLAC has assisted over 50 libraries enhance their mobile presence this year. Examples include:

*Mobile users can send research articles and other documents to library printers from their mobile devices.

*Students and faculty can view videoed lectures and presentations via the library’s mobile app

*Library users can access a mobile-friendly library catalog module

*Library users can access a mobile-friendly library website, including program calendar

*Library users can use QR codes printed in community publications to connect to library events or services.

*Library staff have access to mobile devices to test the new mobile technologies and to help patrons with them.

We’d 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.texas.gov/texshare/mobilesolutions/round2 ) Submit an intent form by July 31, 2013.

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

Questions can be addressed to Beverley Shirley at texshare@tsl.texas.gov or by phone to 800-252-9386.

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