The Internet of Things: Mobile technology and location services in libraries

Jim Hahn

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"Drawing examples from a case study of an Internet of Things (IoT)--powered mobile application, librarian Jim Hahn demonstrates IoT uses for location-based services in libraries. The case integrates Bluetooth beacons into an undergraduate library's book stacks. With BLE (Bluetooth low energy) technology, researchers were able to implement a location-based recommender that relies on subject classifications in call numbers from which to provide recommendations based on location. Recommendations of digital content like e-books and e-journals can be provided from the context of the book stacks browsing experience. This report explores key technologies for bringing IoT services to libraries, noting especially the privacy and security issues for library leaders, system designers, and users of IoT services"--Title page verso
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAmerican Library Association
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780838959848, 0838959849
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLibrary technology reports
Volumevol. 53, no. 1
ISSN (Print)0024-2586


  • Internet of things
  • Libraries and the Internet


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