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Presentation to Library Faculty, Southern Connecticut State University, March 12, 2010

Presentation to Library Faculty, Southern Connecticut State University, March 12, 2010

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  • 1. libraries & mobile tech
    lisacarluccithomas
    digital services librarian
    southern connecticut state university
    SCSU library faculty meeting - march 12, 2010
  • 2. then & there, here & now
    libraries:
    information repositories
    knowledge centers
    (and more)
    librarians:
    trained in the art of information transfer
    skilled curators of rich collections
    (and more)
    this is no different in the mobile library
    lisa carlucci thomas
    2
  • 3. then & there, here & now
    so, what is different?
    first: web 1.0: created worldwide, interconnected, digital information environment
    (new rules)
    then: web 2.0: information became interpersonal, social, interactive
    (new attitudes)
    now: mobile technologies: swift, efficient, effective communications & information exchange
    (new expectations)
    lisa carlucci thomas
    3
  • 4.
  • 5. text message reference
    text a librarian: web mediated text message
    reference – launched 2009
    yale science library:
    first iphonesms reference service – 2007
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/textalibrarian/3772780201
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeydigits/2036755814/
    lisa carlucci thomas
    5
  • 6. electronic collections
    www.slideshare.net/lisacarlucci
    mobile devices = increased access to collections
    www.flickr.com/photos/lisacarlucci
    lisa carlucci thomas
    6
  • 7. access services & catalogs
    all images except worldcat from: http://userslib.com/category/mobile/
    worldcat image: http://www.worldcat.org/mobile/default.jsp
    lisa carlucci thomas
    7
  • 8. social networking
    They’re “doing stuff.”
    Stuff like this:
    • Posting regular status updates
    • 9. Interacting with visitors
    • 10. Pointing to stuff that’s happening in the library (ie., lectures)
    • 11. Regularly add photos and videos
    • 12. Using Facebook’s Events feature to list events.
    -- david lee king, february 9, 2010
    http://www.davidleeking.com/2010/02/09/humanizing-your-facebook-pages/
    lisa carlucci thomas
    8
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15. mobile applications
    “Ever wonder what a wall-sized visualization of live downloads of the 20,000 most popular iPhone apps from the App Store would look like in near real-time?”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5xiv0l4eR4
    www.slideshare.net/lisacarlucci
    how mobile changed my life…and will change yours too
    (shows examples of mobile content delivery & iphone apps)
    http://bit.ly/QLmobile
    lisa carlucci thomas
    11
  • 16. what’s next in 2010?
    new mobile devices
    QR codes
    geolocation
    augmented reality
    mobile payments
    new mobile web standards
    cloud computing & data storage
    proliferation of subject-specific mobile resources
    new competencies for librarians & students
    ... & all the new stuff we don’t even know about yet!
    lisa carlucci thomas
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