Mobile App Experience Project

1. Project Application - Deadline is April 15, 2014

 
The NN/LM MCR staff has learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, the NN/LM MCR would like to offer fourteen full Network members $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase cards in exchange for them sharing what they learned about the app by filling out the Mobile App Evaluation Form*.

In order to apply for the $50 purchase card, applicants simply fill out the form and agree to fully participant in the project as outlined below.

The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2014.

*The Mobile App Evaluation Form was converted from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library's "App Evaluation Worksheet" that is used by Topics in Medicine Pediatric Rotation students at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Thanks goes out to the faculty there for allowing the NN/LM MCR to base our form on their worksheet.
Before you proceed to apply for this project, please review the following to make sure you qualify, can fully participate in the project, and agree to certain stipulations.

1. Currently work at a NN/LM MCR Full Network member institution.
2. Be a professional librarian. Certain exceptions can be made and you can explain your situation in the form below.
3. Agree to allocate the time required to experiment with at least four (4) for-fee mobile apps that are appropriate to the field of health sciences librarianship.
3. Agree to fully report on at least four (4) for-fee apps using the online App Evaluation Form. See an example of what will be in the form here.
4. Submit your reports by the following four deadlines on at least 1 app per report - July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 15, 2016.
5. Allow the NN/LM MCR to use your reports on our website, P2PP, News Blog or in presentations.
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1. Do you meet all of the above requirements?
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2. Please include your contact information
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3. Is your institution a Full Network member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region? Don't know? Look your institution up here.
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4. Are you a professional librarian (MLS or MLIS)?
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5. Do you agree to allocate the time required to experiment with at least four (4) for-fee mobile apps that are appropriate to the field of health sciences librarianship.
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6. Do you agree to fully report on at least four (4) for-fee apps using the online App Evaluation Form and submit at least one app report by the following four deadlines -

July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 15 2016.

See an example of what will be in the form here.

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7. Do you agree to allow the NN/LM MCR and NN/LM GMR to use your reports on our websites, newsletters, blogs, in presentations or other publications?
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8. If your application to participate in this project is accepted, which purchase card would you use?