Location-Based Services: Foursquare and Gowalla, should libraries play?

Colleen Cuddy, Nancy R. Glassman

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Abstract

Location-based services have been around since 2000, but their popularity increased significantly with the launch of Foursquare and Gowalla in 2009. This column describes location-based services, examines Foursquare and Gowalla, and provides examples of libraries using location-based services to market library services and communicate with their users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-343
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Foursquare
  • Gaming
  • Geolocation
  • Gowalla
  • Libraries
  • Location-based services
  • Mobile devices
  • Smartphones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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