What is a smart phone?
A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers
more advanced computing ability and
connectivity than a contemporary basic 'feature
Types of Smart Phones
Windows 7 Mobile
Also Kids can use Nintendo DSI and Sony
Playstation PSP as mobile devices.
Possess true "operating systems"
Advanced Web capabilities
Utilize built-in GPS
Many use wireless as well as mobile networks
The Rise of Apps Culture
Cell Phones and American Adults
Mobile Access 2010
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer
Social Media and Young Adults
Teens and Mobile Phones 2004-2009
Wireless Internet Use
Americans and their Gadgets
Meebo or Trillian
Yahoo, Google, AIM, MSN
Use iPad or other tablet pc or a netbook to do roving reference
Use laptops to go out in the community and do library card sign up and reference.
Ex. Pima County Public Library received 78 new laptops with an LSTA Grant. “Pima
County Public Library will use mobile laptops purchased to provide outreach and
training to Pima County residents in rural areas who wouldn't otherwise have access
Location aware mobile tech uses gps etc to determine a user's
orientation to places etc.
http://www.sitorsquat.com/sitorsquat/ Bathrooms nearby
http://www.urbanspoon.com/ Restaurants nearby
A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional
code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones withcamera,
and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged
in a square pattern on white background. The information
encoded can be text, URL or other data.
Staff Mobile Library Use
Let staff use mobile device for mail and calendar
Train staff on mobile access to library stuff
Sandbox or Gadget Garage
Encourage Staff to use mobile to do work.
Buy mobile devices for staff to use and train on