• Like
Fp7 final nie-jacky
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Fp7 final nie-jacky

  • 145 views
Published

Mobile Library Services for Smartphones

Mobile Library Services for Smartphones

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
145
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Library Services for Mobile Devices: The NIE Library Experience Jacky Wong NIE Library and Information Services Centre (LIBRIS) Librarians for Tomorrow Seminar 2012 Tuesday, 25th Sep 2012 Biopolis Auditorium
  • 2. Overview• Introduction• Strategies• Outcomes• Conclusion
  • 3. Presentation Date
  • 4. “Global mobile data trafficgrew 2.3 fold in 2011”“Projected to grow by 18-foldbetween 2011 and 2016” –Cisco Systems Inc“Singapore mobilepenetration rate – 145%”“72% are smartphones, 3rd Presentation Datehighest smartphonepenetration rate in the world”– IDA Singapore
  • 5. Access Library Services& Resources:•Anywhere•Anytime•24x7
  • 6. March 2011 - Launched Bookmyne iPhoneApplication
  • 7. Feature-rich but costs nothing (almost) !!!
  • 8. StrategiesBookmyne:No customizations=No new mobile services October 2011 – Mobile Services Task Force formed to review Library Mobile strategy
  • 9. Features Web Application Native Application• Reaches different mobile • More responsive devices easily• Content can be retrieved • Excellent user interface from search engine results• Content can be easily • Take advantage of features in updated mobile devices, e.g. camera• Enhancements can be • More expensive – needs more deployed immediately effort to develop, maintain, update & enhance • Requires more skillsets • Need to develop multiple versions for different platforms
  • 10. Features Web Application Native ApplicationUnable to interface Able to interface withwith BookMyne and BookMyne and otherother native native applicationsapplications
  • 11. StrategiesHybrid Approach Adopted:•First Page is Native Application•Subsequent Pages are part of web applicationsAdvantages:•Best of both worlds – Native & Web•Ability to link to BookMyne, NIE Mobile
  • 12. Strategies Outsource Application Development Faster time to market Address issue of lack of internal skill sets Proper knowledge transfer Retain source codes
  • 13. Strategies Technical Considerations Retrieve data from Library Portal via RSS Avoid maintaining contents from multiple platform
  • 14. Integration
  • 15. • Engage student to develop Android version of LibGO!• Development completed in a mere 6 weeks!• June 2012 - Launched Android version of LibGO!
  • 16. Outcome•Greater convenience for users•Increased usage of Library services & resources•Higher visibility of NIEObjectives achieved without adding too much administrative pressure on staff workload
  • 17. ConclusionWhat’s Next for LibGO!Analyze usage patternsthrough statisticsConduct focus group surveyto gather user feedbacks Monitor developments andtrends in the use of mobiledevicesGather ideas to enhanceLibGO!