What we’ll cover today Mobile apps for your library QR codes ePrint Downloadable music Vending machines for library materials Scanners Ebook update
Why you need a mobilestrategy for your library 50% of U.S. adult cell phone owners now have apps on their phones 9 out of 10 students access the internet via their phone There are apps now for most everything (banking, shopping, travel, entertainment) – your patrons expect you to have one
Mobile Library Phone Apps Boopsie v. LibraryAnywhere Both apps allow your users to: Search catalog, renew items, place holds Geo-location helps users find your library Display events, Ask-a-Librarian information Links out to other websites, with some integrated features
Why Boopsie? Founded in 2006 in Silicon Valley ALA’s mobile partner Worldwide presence Works with most devices, good integration
Why Boopsie? Multiple library services bundled in one app Library hours, library locator with map Library catalog My Account Calendar / events Book reviews (Syndetics), reading lists Ask a librarian Social networking BookLook OverDrive (integrated) BookCheck (additional cost)
QR Codes: What are they? QR: Quick response Matrix barcode First designed by automotive industry in 1994 Common now in advertising – company’s website embedded Creative library uses!
QR Codes: Popular apps NeoReader (iPhone) Optiscan (iPhone) ScanLife (Android) QuickMark (Android, iPhone)
QR Codes: LibraryApplications Ryerson University Library: library catalog Contra Costa County Library: market downloadable audiobooks George Fox University Libraries: on DVDs and audiobooks to point users to video trailers Southwest Iowa Library Service: readalikes for popular authors
ePrint: What is it? Free service from HP that enables printing from any device connected to the web to any HP ePrint web-connected product You can use your computer to send print jobs if you have the HP ePrint mobile driver installed You can email print jobs if you use the HP ePrint product’s email address
Freegal: downloadable music Over 100 genres of music, all from Sony Users are given a weekly allotment of downloads Login with library card number and PIN All music is in the MP3 format with no DRM Works on both PCs and Macs
MediaSurfer: iPad dispenser Created by Tech Logic Kiosk that automatically lends iPads and other mobile devices to library patrons
Pinterest Online pinboard Visual collections Available for free on the Internet All the rage at PLA Used by Thompson Public Library
Pinterest • Bookmarklets • PinIt buttons • User boards • Maybe some copyright issues?
Scan Everything Patron stations Staff projects What’s hiding in your collection? DPLA scanabego
Recent developments DoJ investigation into Apple, 5 of the big six Penguin breaks with Overdrive, Random increases prices AAP meeting – publishers want “friction” Children’s publishing is getting a lot more attention