Library Services In The Palm Of Your Hand Vers

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Presentation given for staff training day for Chicago Public Library. Served as an introduction to what mobile technology is and can do for library services. Demonstrated mobile Apps and websites connecting them to library services.

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Library Services In The Palm Of Your Hand Vers

  1. 1. Library Services in the Palm of your Hand ASID 2011 Kristen Edson and Jacob Cleary
  2. 2. What is Mobile?1. Access Point o Wherever you are via WiFi or Cellular network2. Information Point o Specific type of website design
  3. 3. Mobile Devices• Laptops• Tablets• e-Book readers• iPod touches• Smart phones• Hand held game devices
  4. 4. Mobile facts• 50% will be smart phones by 2012• Smart phones have surpassed PC sales
  5. 5. Mobile devices may haveproblems with:• Graphics overload• Flashplayers for video & sound• Hover menus• Touch points
  6. 6. Websites – Mobilefriendly or not?• Website checker o http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
  7. 7. What is an App?• Short for Application• There are two major types of Apps for mobile devices. o Web Apps o Downloadable Apps  Written for specific OSes
  8. 8. What is an OS?• Stands for Operating System o iOS (Apple devices) o Android o Blackberry o WebOS o Windows Mobile• Each OS has own App Store o Apple App Store 350,000+ o Android Market 80,000+
  9. 9. Apps for …
  10. 10. Apps for Catalogs &Patron Accounts
  11. 11. Apps for Reading Advisory
  12. 12. Apps for VirtualReference
  13. 13. Libraries providingmobile services• General Information• Readers Advisory• Reference Services• My Account• Social Networks
  14. 14. General Information • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library • Indiana University Library
  15. 15. Mobile reading advisory • Seattle Public Library • Fairfax Public Library
  16. 16. Optimized Libraryreference pages• Evanstan Public Library• Naperville Public Library
  17. 17. Apps for fun!• Shelved• Librarian

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