1. Heather Moorefield-Lang, and Carolyn Meier
February 13, 2014
2. Overview of Workshop, Part
February 13, 2014
Welcome and overview of Webex
Introductions of presenters
Tablets: A History?
Case studies of Tablets in Practice
Preview of next week
4. Quick Poll!
Why are you participating in today’s
My library is interested in starting or
improving our tablet program
Personal interest in tablets
I own a tablet—what do I do with it?!
My boss made me do this
All of the above!
5. Integrating iPads & Tablets
What types of libraries are integrating iPads and
other tablet computers?
This webinar will touch on the use of tablets in
academic, public, and school libraries.
Many thanks to our friends in different libraries all
over the country who have shared their stories with
Follow us and information about our Tablet Projects
as a follow up for this webinar at our Tumblr:
6. Tablets: What Are They?
• Tablets are not a new
• The term ―tablet‖ is a bit loaded,
since it evokes recent machines
(tablet PC) to bear this name,
which were really convertible
• In this presentation, we will use
the term ―tablet‖ or ―slate‖ to
refer to the most recent
generation of tablet computers,
often exemplified by Apple’s
Image shared by Anandbadsu via a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license
• Let’s review the evolution of
7. How Far Back do You Want To
Image Courtesy of www.ancientegypt.co.uk
9. Okay that may be too old
10. The Telautograph
Patented in 1888, the telautograph, is considered
the precursor to the fax machine and to the
modern tablet computer.
The machine uses an electrical stylus-type device
to create handwritten messages that can be sent
from one station to another.
11. The Dynabook
Conceptualized by computer
scientist Alan Kay in 1968,
the Dynabook was intended
to be an educational tool to
be used by children.
Interestingly, Kay, who is
involved with One Laptop
per Child, has inspired the
development of an under$100 OLPC tablet, the XO-3:
Image from edibleapple.com
Visit One Laptop per Child for more information: one.laptop.org
12. The Apple Bashful
In 1983, Apple dreamed up the Bashful,
an early tablet-like computer that never
made it to the market.
The photos of these prototypes were
only revealed in 2011, after Apple’s
actual success with a tablet product!
Image from technabob.com
13. The GRiDPad
In 1988, the GRiDPad was
released. The touchscreen
worked on a handwritingrecognition system that was used
in Palm devices. Palm
Computing was later founded by
the GRiDPad’s creator, Jeff
A GRiDPad cost $2,370, and was
mainly used by professionals in
healthcare and law enforcement.
Image from thetechcentral.com
14. The Apple Newton
The Apple Newton , although it may
look like a precursor to the iPad, was
actually one of the first personal digital
assistants (PDA) on the market. That
term—personal digital assistant—was
actually coined by Apple’s CEO (at the
time) John Sculley.
The Apple Newton was 4.5 X 7 in., and
weighed nearly a pound.
15. The MS Tablet PC
The MS Tablet PC, like the one
pictured here, started shipping in
2002. This is the image that many
think of when they hear the term
―tablet computer.‖ Really, it’s simply a
laptop with a swivel screen.
These machines ran Windows XP
Tablet PC edition, and included penenabled, handwriting-enabled, and
speech-enabled applications. This
sort of ―tablet‖ computer never gained
much of the market share, and
16. The iPad
2010: Steve Jobs unveils the new
―touchscreen tablet‖ that renews the
way that consumers view and use
Image from apple.com
While the first generation iPad had a
few issues--no camera and no
multitasking--the iPad re-envisioned
personal computing, and led to the
boom in touchscreen tablets that we
17. Why Tablets?
Tablets usher in the ―post-PC‖ or ―PC plus‖
Range of sizes
Apps and other content
But, is there more? Particularly, for
18. Something to Think On
Its not about the Device its about…
What you can do with it!
19. Tablets in 2014
Tablets are evolving nearly faster than we
can keep up with!
In the third quarter of 2012, 25% of all
computers sold were tablets. The same
market research firm (IDC) also confirmed
a 75.3% increase in tablet sales compared
with the same time period of 2011.
Pew Internet & American Life Project keeps
tabs on gadget ownership growth…
26. Glimpse of the Future
Retrieved from: http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/05/portable-pcs-dominate-now-and-will.html
27. Investing in a Tablet
New technologies are big investments in money, time, and
Before deciding to make this investment, ask a few
What can the tablet(s) do that other technologies (e.g., e
readers, netbooks) cannot?
Who will be using the tablet(s)?
How will users be using the tablet(s)?
Where will users be using the tablet(s)?
Who will support and maintain the tablet(s)?
Is there an interest in continuing to explore the possibilities of
tablets? Who will stay up to date on updates, etc.?
28. Why and how do people use
Retrieved from: http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/future_mobile_news
30. Operating Systems
Currently, three main (competing) operating systems:
• iOS 7.1 (update released February 2014)
• Android 4.4 (Kit Kat, update released February
• Windows 8.1 (release March, 2014)
31. Range of Specs
Display: 7‖ – 12.2‖
Price: $150 - $1000
Connectivity: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + cellular
Features: Cameras, microphones, USB
Storage: 8GB - 128 GB
Apps: App Store, Google Play, Windows
32. Current Brands
Barnes & Noble
Images from apple.com
34. Samsung Galaxy Tab
Tab 3 8.0
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 inch
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 inch
Images from: http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxytab/10.1/index.html
35. Microsoft Surface Pro
Surface Pro 2
36. Google Nexus
Image from: http://www.google.com/nexus/
37. Kindle Fire HDX
9.5 in. /
Wi-Fi + mobile
Wi-Fi + cellular
Wi-Fi + cellular
Wi-Fi + cellular
Wi-Fi + cellular
(RT and Pro)
and 2.0 lbs.
Kindle Fire HDX
39. Quick Poll!
What sort of trends do you see in your
More patrons or students with tablets
More patrons or students with ereaders
Patrons seem to use tablets and ereaders about equally
I’m not sure yet
40. Practical Applications/Case
41. The Way it
Courtesy of www.istockphoto.com
42. The Way
Image courtesy of Montlieu Academy of Technology
43. The Way it Could Be
Large Interactive Touch
44. L.E. Phillips Memorial
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
45. Program specifics
iPad program launched on September 21, 2011
$50,000 grant from the Presto Foundation
To provide tools to address accessibility issues, and to
help the community be able to explore new technologies
Program basics (at the start):
Circulating 32 iPad1 devices, 6 for in-house use
64 GB, Wi-Fi only
7-day loan period
1000 public domain e-books
10 audiobooks (because of space and restoration time)
Free apps and shortcuts (to avoid legal issues)
46. L.E. Phillips Memorial iPad
Content loaded onto
Marketing & Media
47. iPad Catalog Record (10/2011)
12 days in, the iPad
circulation program is
49. iPad Catalog Record (3/2013)
waning a bit,
for a number of
50. iPad Catalog Record (1/2014)
later they are
51. User Survey
52. Media Coverage
53. Lessons from Phillips Memorial
Be proactive and anticipatory when coming up with
policies and help documentation
When you have many tablets (e.g., 32), don’t
circulate them all at once; instead, allow staff to
become familiar with the checkout procedure by
releasing a few at a time
Lend the devices out to staff first, so the staff can
become familiar with them
Seriously consider the content that you place on the
device—how much space is there? What’s legal?
Make sure that the library website, and help
documents, are tablet friendly: mobile, and not
Assess the entire program from day one!
54. Charlottesville Schools
Fujitsu 580 Tablets (Lifebook)
Full Computer in a Tablet form
Every student 6-12 grade in the school
Image courtesy of http://www.fujitsu.com/us/
56. Strategic Plan
Started planning in
Decided to adopt
tablets instead of
tablets in Summer,
2011 for training
57. How Are They Used?
attached to tablets
Music: All types of
music apps. Vocal
parts on the tablets.
Courses for virtual
Earthquake in Japan set orders back.
Always have a back up plan.
Set your deadline out. If you think it will
arrive in December tell everyone it will
be January just to be safe.
Gain additional funding if you can.
Internet access for all students.
59. Montlieu Academy of Technology
High Point, NC
60. Image courtesy of Montlieu Academy of Technolog
Montlieu: Given half a million dollars for all
of their students, approximately 430
students, to have an iPad
They stay at school. But next year 4th and
5th will get to take them home
Teachers each got an iPad and a Mac
Book Pro as well as cart for charging
Tech Person hired for training
62. Image courtesy of Montlieu Academy of Technology
Facetime to read
books from another
Facetime to speak
to class when
teacher is not at
school that day
Digital pen pals
using Facetime with
other schools across
the country or world
Letters Learning for
Doodle Buddy for
Take screenshots of
work to show
64. Apps & Content
Rocket Math for
e-mail for parents.
Puppet Pals for
Cutting and pasting
Parents are learning
too from their
65. For Teachers
Meet every quarter and share apps. Have
to ―sell‖ your app. The best apps get
purchased for the educators.
Teacher Pal: Seating arrangements, picture
of the child, information on each child. Very
useful for substitutes.
Differentiated instruction for the children.
21st Century learning skills and Technology
skills for the teachers.
66. Virginia Tech
67. iPad Tours
Ten iPads that can be checked out at the library
circulation desk for library tours
Screencasts on each section of the library
Numbered QR codes linked to screencasts
QR codes are scannable
iPad scans code and tells student about that part
of the library
Beautiful in its simplicity
68. Set Up
Initial tours done in other universities relied
on student’s personal devices to scan the
When iPad 1 came out we waited for 2
because a camera would be on it.
Tour has become very popular. Students
like being able to tour at their convenience
69. University of Southern Mississippi
Image courtesy of www.amazon.com
70. “Tablets are like the Swiss Army Knife to
--statement from former Chief Information
Officer for The University of Southern
700 Samsung Galaxy tablets
1 For every Honors College and McNair
Student at Southern Miss
Received as Freshmen/Sophomores
continue through college using them for their
Videos (Flipped Classroom)
Distribute Presentations to Students
Different professors are using them at
different levels depending on comfort
72. Cautionary Tale
University did not have everything planned
for tablet project
Logistics were determined later
Students thought they were getting to keep
Grant funded project, this was not the case
Tablets were not bar coded initially, had to
be recalled and catalogued.
Have a plan going in
73. Prepare for Next Week:
If you have questions that we didn’t
answer this time, email Heather before
next Thursday (2/20): firstname.lastname@example.org
We will post our app guide before next
74. Next Week, We Will Discuss
Setting up tablet programs
Setting up training programs
Recommended apps useful in all library
Strategies for staying up to date with
75. References: Part I
Acer Inc. (2011). Iconia Tab. Retrieved from
Amazon.com. (2014). Kindle Fire. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BHJRYYS
Apple Inc. (2014). iPad Technical Specifications. Retrieved from
Bensinger, G. (2013, January 4). The e-reader revolution: Over just as it has begun? The
Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from
Consumer Reports. (2013, January). Hot new tablets: Three recent arrivals are welcome
additions to the market. Consumer Reports, 78(1), 20-22
Consume Reports (2013, January). Quick guide: Computers, tablet. Consumer Reports
2013 Buyers Guide, 31-34.
Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Cummins, M., Estrada, V., Freeman, A., and
Ludgate, H. (2013). Tablet computing. In NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education
Edition (p. 15-19). Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium. Retrieved from:
Johnson, S. (2013, January). Tablet sales hit record in fourth quarter last year. Retrieved
King, Rachel. (2012, February 23). Apple no. 1 in mobile-PC market share worldwide.
CNET. Retrieved from http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57383825-37/apple-no-1-inmobile-pc-market-share-worldwide/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20.
76. References: Part I
Mitchell, A., Rosenstiel, T., Santhanam, L. H. and Christian, L. (2012, October 1).
Future of mobile news. Journalism.org. Retrieved from
Nielsen News. (2011, May 5). Connected devices: How we use tablets in the U.S.
Retrieved from http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1800514
Pew Internet & American Life Project. (2014, January). Tablet and ereader ownership.
Retrieved from http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2014/E-Reading-Update/Tablet-andEreader-Ownership/Half-of-American-adults-now-own-a-tablet-or-ereader.aspx.
Samsung Electronics Co. (2011). Samsung Galaxy Tab. Retrieved from
Steele, C. (2011, August 7). History of the tablet. Retrieved from
Tablet computers (cover story). (2011, December). Consumer Reports, 76(12), 26.
Turner, A. (2011, January 28). Houston libraries want preschoolers to check out iPads.
Houston Chronicle website. Retrieved from
Wang, M. and Tsai, J. (2013, January 23). Apple to see tablet market share dip in
1H13. DigiTimes. Retrieved from
77. Credits & thanks: Part I
Susan Asselin, Professor & Dept. Chair, Teaching and Learning, Virginia
Rick Barrow, Project Associate, VA Assistive Technology System, Virginia
Department of Assessment & Library Access Services, University Libraries,
Ross Edmonds, Web Designer & Software Manager, University Libraries,
Neal Henshaw, Classroom Manager, University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Lesley Moyo, Director for Library Research & Instructional Services,
University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Stephen Rechtman, PC Hardware/Software Support Analyst, University
Libraries, Virginia Tech
John Stoneberg (and staff), Library Director, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public