Implementation of mobile libraries (m-libraries) at Open University Malaysia

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Implementation of mobile libraries (m-libraries) at Open University Malaysia

  1. 1. Shahril Effendi Ibrahim &Ahmad Munawar Mohmad Anuar OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
  2. 2. Introduction – mobile technology in societyWhat is m-libraries?Why m-libraries?Quick Response Code (QR-Code)
  3. 3. QR-Code
  4. 4. Usability testingThe future
  5. 5. Mobile technology in society mobile banking mobile shopping mobile government mobile learning – put school into everyone pocket’s (Mohamed Ally, 2010) mobile library – learners have a library in their pockets to access information any time, anywhere
  6. 6. Libraries that : Deliver information and Learning materials in Mobile devices (Needham & Ally, 2008)
  7. 7. libraries can provide the following mobileservices through m-libraries (Vollmer, 2010): Mobile online public access catalog (OPAC) A webcam so users can check on congestion in the library Mobile library databases SMS notifications, etc.
  8. 8. • Not just shrinking the pageSierra, Tito (2009), Mobile Library Projects at North Carolina State University, NCSU LibrariesCNI 2009 Fall Task Force Meeting
  9. 9. • Not just shrinking the pageNot just shrinking the page
  10. 10. Use only relevant & essential content
  11. 11. Information searching behaviourFaster access & downloadMobile devices are small
  12. 12. to reach existing users (distancelearners, physically-challenged, etc.)new users, esp. the youth 3 times as many mobile phones asPCsmobile makes library contentubiquitous (Kroski, 2009)
  13. 13. Contact informationMost often Directions to the Librarypresent Library news Opening hours Catalog (OPAC) Loan information & renewals Links to mobile enabled databases Check computer availability Booking discussion roomsMost seldom Links to mobile-enabled searchpresent engine Webcams to check congestion Krishnan, Y. (2011). Libraries and the mobile revolution. Computers in Libraries, 31 (3), 6-9 & 40
  14. 14. •2-dimensional bar code readable by smart phone camera
  15. 15. • Authentication entry
  16. 16. • To determine main area users like to access via mobile: contact no. - 86.5% loan details - 79% mobile OPAC - 68.6%• OUM Library change layout of mobile version
  17. 17. Before Now
  18. 18. 92% of users increase their library portalvisits via PCs, laptops after using mobilelibraries
  19. 19. • Usage of mobile libraries, according to Griffey, 2010 : Percentage of total visitors to library’s website 2-5 percentage – consider success OUM – 3.18 % (Jan 2012 – current)
  20. 20. every 100 visits, 3 are via mobile devices penetration rate of mobile banking – 3%(Bank Negara Malaysia, 2009)
  21. 21. • Mobile more powerful and less expensive• Location sensitive Global Positioning System (GPS) personalised libraries
  22. 22. • Ubiquitous technology reference service and queries via mobile devices maybe mobile checkout – self checkout using mobile device at bookshelves
  23. 23. Libraries must fully utilize mobile technologyto attract more patronsM-libraries enhance u-learning processM-libraries able to reach out to users throughtheir preferred method of communication,ie. mobile devices
  24. 24. Library in Your Pocket: Strategies and Techniques forDeveloping Successful Mobile Services by DavidWoodbury and Jason CasdenSierra, Tito (2009), Mobile Library Projects at NorthCarolina State University, NCSU LibrariesCNI 2009 Fall Task Force MeetingKrishnan, Y. (2011). Libraries and the mobile revolution.Computers in Libraries, 31 (3), 6-9 & 40
  25. 25. Vollmer, T. (2010) There’s an App for That! Libraries andMobile Technology: An Introduction to Public PolicyConsiderations. Washington, D.C.: American LibraryAssociationGriffey, J. (2010). Mobile technology and libraries. London:Facet Publishing.

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