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The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
 

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Presentation given at the AGI/LIR symposium on mobile technologies, Dublin, November 22nd 2012

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    The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark Presentation Transcript

    • The Mobile Library at UCD:Achievements & Plans Samantha Drennan Josh Clark Head of Library Information Technology Outreach Librarian An Leabharlann, An Coláiste UCD Library Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
    • Overview• Achievements to date• Plans… our approach• Mobile Library website• Statistics: Desktop v Mobile
    • Achievements• UCD Mobile App – Library Catalogue – Map – Open Hours• Mobile Catalogue• Mobile Web• QR Codes used to provide additional information on Library services• iPad for Library Roving Service
    • Connecting with our users…
    • Plans…• Mobile devices are connecting everything• In 2012 over 50% of all Web access was being done via handhelds*• Gartner predicts that by 2013 mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide• By 2015 over 80% of the handsets sold in mature markets will be smartphones• Mobile Strategy• Continue to develop… * Ericsson study
    • The Mobile Website• 2010 – 2011: New library website designed & implemented in a CMS environment• Chose to pare mobile version down to essential information
    • The Essentials– Opening hours– Library branch info– Contacts– Assistance while in the Library (IT, borrowing info)– Off-campus access queries– Visitor info– News– The Library Catalogue
    • Branding•Impetus to have consistent look andfeel•All web components to blendgenerally with website scheme
    • Some Statistics Pageviews September 2011 – August 2012mobile main homepage % mobilehomepage15,423 829,215 1.8 October 2012mobile main homepage % mobilehomepage4,390 115,850 3.7
    • Pageviews – Opening Hrs September 2011 – August 2012 mobile main website % mobile 9,740 47,229 17.1 October 2012 mobile main website % mobile 2,292 4,995 31.5
    • Total Mobile Visits September 2011 – August 2012Visits to ANY TOTAL visits % mobilepage from amobile device19,787 630,409 3.14 October 2012mobile main website % mobile4,966 83,269 5.96
    • Statistics - conclusions•A slight upward trend in mobileaccess•Some webpages well-used in thisenvironment (essential info)•Need more analysis of statistics todetermine where our opportunities lie
    • Challenges• The display issue• Some pages are mirrored, some not• Branding• Are mobile users making an impact?
    • THANK YOUSamantha DrennanHead of LibraryInformation Technologyemail: samantha.drennan@ucd.ieJosh ClarkOutreach Librarianemail: joshua.clark@ucd.ie