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Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries

Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries



Will be given at the International M-Libraries Conference 2012 in Milton Keynes, UK

Will be given at the International M-Libraries Conference 2012 in Milton Keynes, UK
Given at the LIBER 2012 Conference in Tartu, Estonia



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    • LibrariesToGo Mobile Tech in Libraries Ellyssa Kroski
    • Why Mobile Matters There are 5.3 billion global mobile subscribers (thats 77 percent of the world’s population). -International Telecommunications Union 1 billion of the world’s 4+ billion mobile phones are now smartphones. -Microsoft Tag 83% of American adults own a cell phone. -Pew Internet & American Life Project 87% of US smartphone owners access the internet or email on their handheld. -Pew Internet & American Life Project
    • - Microsoft Tag
    • Library Content To-Go QR Codes Library Websites SMS Augmented Reality Mobile OPACS Location-Based Social Networks Mobile Collections Audio tours Library Instruction Databases
    • Library Websites and Apps44 Billion Mobile App Downloads by 2016, Says ABI Research -ABI Research
    • Library Websites & Apps News & EventsBranch Locations Library Hours
    • Library Websites & Apps Computer AvailabilityAccount Information Mobile Databases
    • Book Recommendation Apps
    • Mobile OpACsOne half of all local searches areperformed on mobile devices. -Microsoft Tag
    • LibraryThingIII AirPac LibraryAnywhere SirsiDynix BookMyne Also: Polaris Mobile Pac Boopsie Service
    • QR Codes14 Million US Adults Used QR Codes in June 2011 -Microsoft Tag
    • QR Codes in the Catalog Lead to Building Maps University of Bath Library
    • QR Codes in the Stacks Link to Electronic Resources Florida State U College of Law Research Center
    • QR Codes Link New Releases To Book Reviews Florida State U College of Law Research Center
    • QR Codes in Popular BooksLead to Recommendations Contra Costa County Library
    • Location-Based Social NetworksThere are 10 Million Foursquare users making3 million checkins per day. - Foursquare/Business Insider
    • Libraries on Foursquare Offer Tips and Check-in Incentives
    • Patrons can Experience LibraryCollections Related to Where They Are
    • Augmented RealityMobile AR will…change not only the way humansinteract with machines but also the way humansinteract with their environment. - Forrester Research
    • London Tube AR App Points Out Closest Stations
    • Nearest Wiki App Provides Info About Nearby Landmarks
    • AR Shelf Reading App Flags Misplaced Books •http://tinyurl.com/3kfrkta
    • AR Guide Provides Tour of Life of Ludwig II of Bavaria http://tinyurl.com/c6uvfpv
    • Library SMS Notifications6.9 trillion SMS messages were sent in 2010. SMS trafficis expected to break 8 trillion in 2011. -Portio Research
    • Text Alerts Remind PatronsWhen Materials Are Coming Due
    • Text Alerts Let Patrons Know When Their Items Are Available for Pick-Up
    • Texting from the Catalog Sends Records to Patrons’ Phones
    • SMS Reference6.9 SMS trillion messages were sent in 2010. SMS trafficis expected to break 8 trillion in 2011. -Portio Research
    • Text Reference Makes Getting Info Easy & Informal
    • Texting Services Offer Timely Responses to Patrons on the Go
    • Mobile Library CollectionsAccording to the AAP, eBook sales in February 2011 were$90.3m making digital books the largest single format in theUS for the first time ever. -The Guardian
    • Mobile Collections Offer Access to Library Treasures On the Go Bavarian State Library
    • Library Collections Can Be Offered for Many Types of Devices British Library 19th Century Collection
    • Mobile Collections Can Be OfferedThrough Services Rather Than Created OverDrive e-NYPL
    • Libraries Lending DevicesThe share of adults in the United States who ownan e-book reader doubled to 12% in May, 2011 from6% in November 2010. -Pew Internet & American Life Project
    • Libraries Lend iPods with AudioBooks
    • A Library Lends iPods with Listening Assignments for Music Courses
    • Libraries Are Lending Kindles
    • Libraries Are Lending iPads
    • Library Instruction To-GoThere are over 200 Million YouTube views on mobiledevices per day. – Microsoft Tag
    • Educational Podcasts Engage Patrons
    • Videocasts Teach Info Literacy Skills
    • Mobile Databases96% of Undergraduate students own a cell phone. -Pew Internet & American Life Project
    • Database Publishers Offer MobileContent to Researchers On the Go PubMed AccessMyLibrary - Gale
    • Database Publishers Offer Mobile Content to Researchers On the Go Ebsco Summon
    • Content Providers Are Teaming Up with Mobile Developers WorldCat RedLaser
    • Mobile Tours50% of smart phone owners use their phones toaccess maps and directions. - Nielsen Company
    • Mobile Tours Engage Patrons Using Familiar Technology North Carolina State University’s WolfWalk
    • Geo-Location Can Be Used To Offer Personalized Tours Oregon State University Libraries BeaverTracks
    • QR Codes Can Offer Audio Tours Brigham Young University Library
    • How to Create a Mobile Experience
    • Develop a Mobile Strategy• Ask Questions – Who are your patrons? – Who’s using the mobile Web? – What devices do your patrons use? – Is it appropriate to go mobile at this time?• Start small and experiment• Consider opportunities of the mobile channel – Information needs – Location-aware applications/services – Text alerts
    • Ask Patrons What THEY Want
    • 10 Ways to “Go Mobile””
    • #1 Take No Action• You are likely already a part of the mobile Web• Your site may not look bad• Mobile may not be right for you
    • #2 Mobile Alerts• Push content via text messages• Mozes – http://www.mozes.com• Broadtexter – http://www.broadtexter.com
    • #3 Mobile Style Sheets• Mobile CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) for handhelds
    • #4 Transcoded Websites• Technology which reformats for display on mobile devices• Search engines produce transcoded versions of sites in results lists• Skweezer – http://www.skweezer.com• Mowser – http://mowser.com
    • #5 Mobile-Only Websites• Mobile Websites from RSS feeds – Winksite • http://winksite.com
    • #5 Mobile-Only Websites• Mobile Website Development Tools – Zinadoo • http://zinadoo.com – dotMobi • http://site.mobi
    • #5 Mobile-Only Websites• Mobile Development Services – Boopsie: http://www.boopsie2.com
    • Tips for designing a mobile Website
    • #6 Build an iPhone or Android App• App Development Tools – AppMaker: http://www.appmakr.com – Building Mobile Library Apps: http://www.neal- schuman.com/bmla
    • #7 QR Codes• QR Code Generators – http://qrcode.kaywa.com – http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator• QR Code Readers – BeeTagg – i-nigma – NeoReader
    • #8 Location-Based Social Networks • Foursquare – http://www.foursquare.com • Facebook Places – http://www.facebook.com/places
    • #9 SMS Reference Services• LibraryH3lp – http://libraryh3lp.com• Text-a-Librarian – http://www.textalibrarian.com• Google Voice – http://www.google.com/voice
    • #10 Augmented Reality• Layar – http://www.layar.com• Google Goggles – http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles• AcrossAir – http://www.acrossair.com
    • Mobile Resources
    • Forums• EverythingWM (Windows Mobile) – http://www.everythingwm.com• iLounge Forum – http://forums.ilounge.com• Everything Android – http://www.everythingandroid.org• Nokia Users Forum – http://www.nokiausers.net/forum/forum.php
    • Blogs• MobileCrunch – http://mobilecrunch.com• Engadget Mobile – http://www.engadgetmobile.com• Gizmodo – http://gizmodo.com• Handheld Librarian – http://handheldlib.blogspot.com• MSearchGroove – http://www.msearchgroove.com
    • Articles & Reports• Text Message Reference: Is it Effective? – http://tinyurl.com/ycjdtvg• On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies – http://eprints.rclis.org/15024
    • Bookshttp://www.neal-schuman.com/techset-11-to-20
    • Mobile Device Emulators• iPhone and iPad – http://iphone-emulator.org• Android – http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html• Blackberry – https://bdsc.webapps.blackberry.com/html5/download• Symbian (Nokia) – http://tinyurl.com/33rxvl5• Opera – http://tinyurl.com/29mdnfc
    • Re-Heat this Prezhttp://www.slideshare.net/ellyssa Ellyssa Kroski http://www.ellyssakroski.com