Libraries on Demand: 5 Ways to Offer Mobile Services

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With more of your library users using mobile devices to access information they will assume that your library can be available from anywhere, at any time, and on most any device. Don’t disappoint them! Join Chad Mairn as he highlights 5 ways to provide stellar mobile library services today! A real-time collaborative notebook is available at http://shog.us/mobile

This presentation was for one of ABC-CLIO's 'Meet the Author' session at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on January 26, 2014.

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  • Libraries on Demand: 5 Ways to Offer Mobile Services

    1. 1. 5 Ways to Offer Mobile Services Image sources: apple.com & samsung.com
    2. 2. Slides are available at: http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn A real-time collaborative notebook is available at http://shog.us/mobile @cmairn
    3. 3. Mobile Revolution Mobile Access to Content Mobile Tech Trends in Libraries Mobile Reference Mobile Library Users Mobile Professional Development and New Opportunities
    4. 4. Mobile Revolution
    5. 5. By February 2013, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated that there were 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide! That is equivalent to 96% of the world population (7.1 billion according to the ITU). Is a huge increase from 6 billion mobile subscribers in 2011 and 5.4 billion in 2010. Source: http://goo.gl/dLAu3Z
    6. 6. Mobile Tech Trends in Libraries
    7. 7. Scanning … • Text Message Reference • QR Codes • Mobile Websites & OPACs • Library Vendor Apps • E-books • Mobile Marketing & Assessment • Augmented Reality • Near Field Communication (NFC) • Wearable Computing • Write a “State of Mobile” report
    8. 8. The Boundless Library Download the app: http://goo.gl/dBfGMb
    9. 9. Mobile Library Users
    10. 10. Scanning … • Mobile Learning • Game-based Learning • Orientations and Tours • QR Code Scavenger Hunts • Point-of-need Instruction • Mobile Response Systems • QR Coding Books etc. • Physical Buildings & Wireless Access Want examples? Visit the real-time collaborative notebook at http://shog.us/mobile
    11. 11. Mobile Access to Content
    12. 12. Scanning … • • • • • • • • • • Mobile Web Design Responsive Web Design Native Apps vs. Web Apps? Frameworks (jQuery Mobile, iUI) HTML5’s Offline Storage Mobile OPACs Barcode Scanner E-books Vendor Created Mobile Apps Archives & Inventory
    13. 13. Mobile Reference
    14. 14. Scanning … • SMS-based Reference • Consider Indoor Google Mapping! • Data Collection • Mobile-to-Mobile Messaging • Roving Reference & Outreach
    15. 15. Mobile Professional Development and New Opportunities
    16. 16. Scanning … • Mobile Websites • E-book Download Stations • LIBRARYH3LP • Vendor Supplied Apps • Time to Play • Professional Reading • Consider using Calibre to create a personal e-book • Interpersonal Networking • Research & Scholarship • Virtual Workshops/Courses • Conferences
    17. 17. How do librarians deal with this mobile revolution and econtent explosion?
    18. 18. At least 5 Ways to Offer Mobile Services Image sources: apple.com & samsung.com
    19. 19. Contact Information Let’s Hangout! gplus.to/chadmairn

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