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Evaluating Mobile Options For Libraries - CIL 2012

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  • 1. EvaluatingMobile Options for Your Library
  • 2. What Content will you include?
  • 3. How will you Deliver information?
  • 4. ConsiderYour Library
  • 5. Academic
  • 6. Public
  • 7. School
  • 8. Business
  • 9. Who are your library users? What are their needs?Which devices do they use?
  • 10. Ask
  • 11. Observe
  • 12. Survey
  • 13. Listen
  • 14. ReviewWeb Analytics
  • 15. ExamineTrends
  • 16. Most Popular Library Mobile-Friendly Content 1.  Contact Information 2.  Hours of Operation 3.  Directions 4.  Catalog Search 5.  Library News 6.  Loan Information 7.  Links to Mobile Resources 8.  Ability to Check Computer Availability 9.  Booking Meeting Rooms 10.  Links to Mobile Search Engines Krishnan,  2010  
  • 17. InventoryResources
  • 18. Skills
  • 19. Funding
  • 20. People
  • 21. Understand theMobile Web
  • 22. Mobile Stylesheet
  • 23. Mobile Website
  • 24. Mobile App
  • 25. Stylesheet
  • 26. Appliesappropriate style rules formobile users
  • 27. Meta Tag<meta name="viewport” content="width=device-width" />! CSS Media Query<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css”!media=“only screen and (max-width: 500px)” !href=“http://www.mywebsite.com/css/mobile.css" /> !
  • 28. Stylesheet ProsFlexible Simple Low-Maintenance
  • 29. Stylesheet ConsNo Optimization Slowness (on certain devices)
  • 30. Website
  • 31. Directsmobile users toscaled-down website.
  • 32. JavaScript Re-Direct<script type="text/javascript"> !var UA = navigator.userAgent;!var mobile = /android|avantgo|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od)|iris|kindle|lge|maemo|midp|mmp|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)/|plucker|pocket|psp|symbian|treo|up.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows (ce|phone)|xda|xiino/i.test(UA);! !if (mobile) { !document.location = “mobile.html”;!!else {!document.location = “index.html”;!}!</script> !
  • 33. Link to Full Sitehttp://www.mylibrary.com/? redirect=0!
  • 34. Website ProsPerformance Customized for mobile users
  • 35. Website ConsSeparately Maintained Resources
  • 36. Native App
  • 37. Mobile users downloadplatform-specific app
  • 38. Buy vsBuild
  • 39. Vendors vsTechnologies
  • 40. Native App ProsNative Controls Familiar Specialized Functionality
  • 41. Native App ConsDevelopment/Cost Maintenance Patron-Download
  • 42. Decide on… Content & Delivery
  • 43. By Examining… Your Library & theMobile Web
  • 44. Thank You! Amy DeschenesBeatley Library, Simmons College, Boston, MA deschene@simmons.edu | @amyhannah
  • 45. ResourcesA List Apart, “Return of the Mobile Stylesheet” http://bit.ly/qQ9cKg“Dive Into HTML5” http://bit.ly/xGnxG0Global Intelligence, “Native or Web Application?...” http://bit.ly/pZCTHuMashable, “5 Things to Consider When Designing Your Mobile Apps.” http://on.mash.to/xaEu6dSmashing Magazine, “Picking a Mobile Support Strategy for Your Website” http://bit.ly/po8Ub3Smashing Magazine, “A User-Centered Approach to Web Design for Mobile Devices” http://bit.ly/zCkbvs ToolsiWebKit (Stylesheets for Creating Mobile Website) http://bit.ly/xVIxn2jQuery Mobile (Build Cross-Platform HTML5 Sites) http://bit.ly/AFo46N“Mobile Web Design” (99 cent e-book on Mobile Design) http://bit.ly/zmGviGPhone Gap (Open Source framework that supports 7 platforms) http://bit.ly/znYYgWSencha Touch (Mobile Web-App Framework) http://bit.ly/x1vidBUser Agent Switching in Safari (Make Your Browser Behave Like a Mobile Browser) http://bit.ly/xSFxV2 http://tinyurl.com/87huzlt
  • 46. Photo Credits    h-p://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecadman/486247050  h-p://bostonbliss.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/073-­‐boston-­‐public-­‐library-­‐at-­‐copley-­‐square-­‐1.jpg  h-p://www.flickr.com/photos/jcolton/220324869/in/photostream/  h-p://www.flickr.com/photos/75046679@N00/2677784633/  h-p://library.simmons.edu  h-p://library.syr.edu/  h-p://m.library.syr.edu/  h-p://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sccl/id354564987?mt=8  h-p://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cu-­‐library/id354721654?mt=8