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Mobile Editions of Electronic Resources


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Presentation by Sandi Loponen. Presented at KULT in Hamilton on November 18, 2011

Presentation by Sandi Loponen. Presented at KULT in Hamilton on November 18, 2011

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  • 1. Mobile Editions of Electronic Resources Sandi Loponen KULT November 18, 2011
  • 2. Overview
    • OverDrive Media Console
    • GALE’s AccessMyLibrary
    • EBSCO / NoveList Plus
    • World Book
    • Mango Languages
    • Teen Health & Wellness
    • Catalogue Apps
    • BONUS! Make your library web site mobile
  • 3. OverDrive Media Console
    • Android
    • BlackBerry
    • iPhone/iPad
    • Windows Phone 7
    • New and Improved!
    • Return eBooks as soon as you finish
    • Advanced search options
    • Sepia eBook display: easy-on-the-eyes reading that looks just like a paper book.
  • 4. OverDrive Media Console
    • No additional configuration required by library staff
    • User downloads the app from app store
    • Requires Adobe ID to authorize device
    • Downloads directly to device
    • Book opens in device’s reader
  • 5. GALE’s AccessMyLibrary
    • Android
    • iPhone/iPad
    • Use GPS to identify your local library
    • Access GALE databases and eBooks without entering your library card number
    • Narrow your search by subject, or use the Power Search
  • 6. EBSCOhost Mobile
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • iPod touch
    • BlackBerry
    • Android
    • Key Issues
    • Library must configure this service in EBSCOadmin
    • Optimized for smaller screens.
    • Users must acquire an “authentication key” that is good for 9 months.
    • Windows
    • Dell Axim
    • Palm
    • Pocket PC
  • 7. OR EBSCO & NoveList Plus Mobile
    • Access on any device:
    • Library must also configure NoveList Plus in EBSCOadmin
    • Mobile web-version is closer to desktop experience
    • Authentication is required to login offsite
  • 8. World Book Mobile
    • Access on any device:
    • Key Features
    • No configuration required by library staff
    • Mobile web-version is very streamlined. Optmized for small screens, but tablets have easy access to switch back to full site
    • Good for quick reference
  • 9. Mango Languages
    • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS4
    • Can download a language course and continue learning offline (7 days)
    • Users must have account set up through library’s web site
    • 35 languages + ESL
    • No syncing progress with full online version
  • 10. Teen Health Hotlines
    • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS3.1.3
    • App associated with Teen Health & Wellness by Rosen Publishing
    • Ontario-specific help line numbers
    • Log in link to access full database with library card authentication
  • 11. Catalogue Apps SirsiDynix BookMyne BiblioCommons Custom Boopsie Custom LibraryThing’s LibAnywhere
  • 12. Want to make a mobile site?
    • Try One-Pager: created by Aaron Schmidt, Amanda Etches-Johnson and Nate Hill
    FREE Creative Commons License
  • 13. Promote
    • Add links to your library’s web site (that non-tech staff can guide patrons to)
    • Create bookmarks
    • Some vendors have poster downloads
    • Advertise on e-mail notices
  • 14. Pitfalls of Promotion
    • Patches, fixes, upgrades are constant
    • Apps vs Mobile-friendly web. Developments are ongoing
    • Keeping staff informed
      • Try to use each app every couple of weeks
  • 15. Thank you!