Mobile apptitudes: the public librarian's m-libraries toolkit

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Presentation given at the Queensland Public Libraries Association 2011 Conference on 27 September 2011.

Created on an iPad using Keynote. Presented from an iPad.

Slides 14 to 20 are not quite as pretty as they should be - the file export from Keynote for iPad changed image colours.

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The following slides include Creative Commons Licensed images:

Slide 2: Abegglen, M. (2011, March 20). iphone [digital photograph]. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twicepix/5542463825/in/faves-katiedavispics/.

Slide 4: Infographic from: Pellegrino, J. (2011, September 20). Smartphones at the dinner table? Smartphone trend-spotting "down under" [blog post]. Google Mobile Ads Blog. Retrieved from: http://googlemobileads.blogspot.com/2011/09/smartphones-at-dinner-table-smartphone.html.

Slide 5: Screen capture from: Google Mobile Ads. (2011, September 1). Mobile Consumer Evolution: Australia. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCiP5YoIzFw.

Slide 7: Scottish Libraries. (2008, May 14). Britain's first mobile library [digital image]. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishlibraries/2492551548/.

Slide 8: meedanphotos. (2011, January 14). ipad [digital image]. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/meedan/5356419464/.

Slide 9: Ashford, R. (2010, September 25). QR code from "What is This" poster points to YouTube playlist [digital image]. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25095603@N07/5021651533/.

Slide 9: CoCreatr. (2008, January 3). Megatrend? [digital image]. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cocreatr/2203620100/.

All other images are screen captures I took on iPhone or iPad, or photographs I took on iPhone.

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  • Mobile apptitudes: the public librarian's m-libraries toolkit

    1. 1. mobile apptitudes the public librarians m-library toolkit professor helen partridge @partridh kate davis @katiedatworkinformation studies group | information systems discipline faculty of science and technology | qut
    2. 2. but first!a whirlwind introduction tom-libraries
    3. 3. why should youcare? because they do
    4. 4. evolution of the mobileconsumer: australiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCiP5YoIzFw
    5. 5. changing the waylibraries conceive ofthemselves our clients are using mobile technologies so if we want to be able to support our clients... then we need to understand the mobile technologies they are using and be able to support the ways they are using them it is helping, forcing, making opportunities for us to review and rethink the way we provide our services, its really aboutopening up the opportunity for libraries being morethan a physical building and more than something that happens at home on your PC, but could happen anywhere, anytime
    6. 6. what is an m-library?a library that offersproducts, programsand servicesspecifically designedto be delivered andused on mobiledevices
    7. 7. what is a mobile device? a pocket sized (?) computing device allows access to information from anywhere usually data is input via a touchscreen
    8. 8. 2d or not 2d?
    9. 9. mobile web or app?
    10. 10. content is king
    11. 11. social
    12. 12. mobile apptitudes your toolkitIT skills Personal traits User focus Communication Collaboration Research
    13. 13. mobile apptitudes "its more about library skills... [about using the technology to] make information accessible and to make the invisible visible"IT skills Personal traits User focus Communication Collaboration Research
    14. 14. mobile apptitudes "we need people who are happy to experiment and explore new ways of doing things... if we get too wedded to the old ways we become irrelevant"Personal traits IT skills User focus Communication Collaboration Research
    15. 15. mobile apptitudes "weve moved into that space of teaching them things that they want to use because they are fairly intuitive but they arent exposed to for whatever reason, information literacy classes are not just about unfriendlyUser focus databases " IT skills Personal traits Communication Collaboration Research
    16. 16. mobile apptitudes diversity of media advocacy and lobbying negotiationCommunication influencing IT skills Personal traits User focus Collaboration Research
    17. 17. mobile apptitudes "we cant do everything and we have to call on our community and our network of people to use everyones skills "Collaboration IT skills Personal traits User focus Communication Research
    18. 18. mobile apptitudes "theres been a lot of jumping on bandwagons with new technology and really you need to critically evaluate whats going on to help you and whether you are justified inResearch spending the dollars "IT skills Personal traits User focus Communication Collaboration
    19. 19. what we heard again and againimagination content creation creativity willingness fail forward experiment research play with the toolsattitude know the possibilities
    20. 20. but is this anything new? whats already in your librarian toolkit?IT skills Personal traits User focus Communication Collaboration Research
    21. 21. questions?presentation, image credits professor helen partridge @partridh kate davis @katiedatwork information studies group | @qutisg | information systems discipline faculty of science and technology | qut

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