Mobile Tech in Libraries


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Mobile Tech in Libraries

  1. 1. LibrariesToGo Mobile Tech in Libraries Ellyssa Kroski
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. ‐ Microsoft Tag
  4. 4. Library Content To-Go QR Codes Library Websites SMS Augmented Reality Mobile OPACS Location‐Based Social Networks Mobile Collections Audio tours Library Instruction Databases
  5. 5. Library Websites & Apps 44 Billion Mobile App Downloads by 2016, Says ABI Research ‐ABI Research
  6. 6. Library Websites & Apps News & EventsBranch Locations Library Hours
  7. 7. Library Websites & Apps Computer AvailabilityAccount Information Mobile Databases
  8. 8. Book Recommendation Apps
  9. 9. Mobile OpACs One half of all local searches are performed on mobile devices. ‐Microsoft Tag
  10. 10. LibraryThingIII AirPac LibraryAnywhere SirsiDynix BookMyne Also: Polaris Mobile Pac Boopsie Service
  11. 11. QR Codes14 Million US Adults Used QR Codes in June 2011 ‐Microsoft Tag
  12. 12. QR Codes in the Catalog Lead to Building Maps University of Bath Library
  13. 13. QR Codes in the Stacks Link to Electronic Resources Florida State U College of Law Research Center
  14. 14. QR Codes Link New Releases To Book Reviews Florida State U College of Law Research Center
  15. 15. QR Codes in Popular BooksLead to Recommendations Contra Costa County Library
  16. 16. Location-Based Social NetworksThere are 10 Million Foursquare users making3 million checkins per day. ‐ Foursquare/Business Insider
  17. 17. Libraries on Foursquare Offer Tips and Check-in Incentives
  18. 18. Patrons can Experience LibraryCollections Related to Where They Are
  19. 19. Augmented RealityMobile AR will…change not only the way humansinteract with machines but also the way humansinteract with their environment. ‐ Forrester Research
  20. 20. London Tube AR App Points Out Closest Stations
  21. 21. Nearest Wiki App Provides Info About Nearby Landmarks
  22. 22. AR Shelf Reading App Flags Misplaced Books •
  23. 23. Library SMS Notifications6.9 trillion SMS messages were sent in 2010. SMS trafficis expected to break 8 trillion in 2011. ‐Portio Research
  24. 24. Text Alerts Remind PatronsWhen Materials Are Coming Due
  25. 25. Text Alerts Let Patrons Know When Their Items Are Available for Pick-Up
  26. 26. Texting from the Catalog Sends Records to Patrons’ Phones
  27. 27. SMS Reference6.9 SMS trillion messages were sent in 2010. SMS trafficis expected to break 8 trillion in 2011. ‐Portio Research
  28. 28. Text Reference Makes Getting Info Easy & Informal
  29. 29. Texting Services Offer Timely Responses to Patrons on the Go
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Mobile Collections Offer Access to Library Treasures On the Go Bavarian State Library
  32. 32. Library Collections Can Be Offered for Many Types of Devices British Library 19th Century Collection
  33. 33. Mobile Digital Image Collections Are Perfect for the Mobile Platform Duke University Libraries
  34. 34. Mobile Collections Can Be OfferedThrough Services Rather Than Created OverDrive e-NYPL
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Libraries Lend iPods with AudioBooks
  37. 37. A Library Lends iPods with Listening Assignments for Music Courses
  38. 38. Libraries Are Lending Kindles
  39. 39. Libraries Are Lending iPads
  40. 40. Library Instruction To-GoThere are over 200 Million YouTube views on mobiledevices per day. – Microsoft Tag
  41. 41. Educational Podcasts Engage Patrons
  42. 42. Videocasts Teach Info Literacy Skills
  43. 43. Mobile Databases96% of Undergraduate students own a cell phone. ‐Pew Internet & American Life Project
  44. 44. Database Publishers Offer MobileContent to Researchers On the Go PubMed AccessMyLibrary - Gale
  45. 45. Database Publishers Offer Mobile Content to Researchers On the Go Ebsco Summon
  46. 46. Content Providers Are Teaming Up with Mobile Developers WorldCat RedLaser
  47. 47. Mobile Tours50% of smart phone owners use their phones toaccess maps and directions. ‐ Nielsen Company
  48. 48. Mobile Tours Engage Patrons Using Familiar Technology North Carolina State University’s WolfWalk
  49. 49. Geo-Location Can Be Used To Offer Personalized Tours Oregon State University Libraries BeaverTracks
  50. 50. Ways to “Go Mobile”
  51. 51. Mobile-Only Websites• Boopsie:• Winksite:• Zinadoo:• dotMobi:
  52. 52. QR Codes• QR Code Generators – –‐code‐generator• QR Code Readers – BeeTagg – i‐nigma – NeoReader
  53. 53. Location-Based Social Networks• Foursquare –• Facebook Places –• Gowalla –
  54. 54. SMS Reference Services• Google Voice –• LibraryH3lp –• Text‐a‐Librarian –
  55. 55. Augmented Reality• Layar –• Google Goggles –• AcrossAir –
  56. 56. Re-Heat this Prez Ellyssa Kroski
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