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  • 1. EmergingTechnologiesAmy Terlaga &Kate SheehanMarch 2012
  • 2. What we’ll cover today Mobile apps for your library QR codes ePrint Downloadable music Vending machines for library materials Scanners Ebook update
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Why Boopsie?  Founded in 2006 in Silicon Valley  ALA’s mobile partner  Worldwide presence  Works with most devices, good integration
  • 6. 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)
  • 7. QR Codes
  • 8. 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!
  • 9. QR Codes: Popular apps NeoReader (iPhone) Optiscan (iPhone) ScanLife (Android) QuickMark (Android, iPhone)
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. MediaSurfer: iPad dispenser Created by Tech Logic Kiosk that automatically lends iPads and other mobile devices to library patrons
  • 14. Pinterest Online pinboard Visual collections Available for free on the Internet All the rage at PLA Used by Thompson Public Library
  • 15. Pinterest • Bookmarklets • PinIt buttons • User boards • Maybe some copyright issues?
  • 16. Scan Everything Patron stations Staff projects What’s hiding in your collection? DPLA scanabego
  • 17. Ebooks, ebooks, ebooks Overdrive, 3M, Blio, Freading, Bilbary Hathi Trust, Open Library, DPLA GlueJar, Library Renewal Apple, Amazon
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Links Pinterest and Copyright:  photographers-drag-amazon-into-pinterest- copyfight/  pinterest-copyright-and-terms-of-service.html Ebooks   
  • 20. Thank You! For more information:  Amy Terlaga /  Kate Sheehan /