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Library mobile - launched May 2010

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Library mobile web Presentation Transcript

  • 1.
    • Going Mobile
    LCC Library Mobile Web Launched May 3, 2010 October 2010
  • 2. Why? Why? Why?
    • More library resources are going mobile
    • More patrons are using mobile devices
  • 3. Developed a mobile strategy
    • Found inspiration
      • Visited library mobile sites
    • Attended presentation
      • Online NW Winter 2010
    • Code{4} Lib article:
      • “ Library/Mobile: Tips and Designing and Developing Mobile Web Sites” at http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2055
  • 4. User Goals and Needs
    • People do not “surf” on their phones.
    • They do not browse.
    • They are looking for what they need.
    Start out with what library patrons want to find , not search for.
  • 5. Avoid
    • Excess graphics (size or quantity)
    • Long articles
    • Lots of clicks
    • Large files/downloads
      • that could cause a mobile device to crash or freeze
  • 6. Keep it Simple
    • Keep it simple – Navigation
    • Keep it simple – Layout
    • Keep it simple – Styles
  • 7. Tech Stuff
    • Based on OSU’s findings we decided NOT to use cascade style sheets to detect hand held devices .
      • Not all mobile browsers adhere to the W3C specifications to use the handheld media type to link to mobile stylesheets.
    • To detect hand held devices we used PHP to detect the device type reading the UserAgent string.
      • Like OSU Libraries, we use reverse detection, to detect if a user is not on a mobile device because there are a smaller number of desktop operating systems.
  • 8. Library Mobile – Stage 1: May 2010
    • Hours
    • Library Databases
      • EBSCO mobile site
    • Help
      • renew
      • get research help
      • computers in the library
      • print and copy
    • Library Directory
    • About Library Mobile
  • 9. New Additions October 2010
    • Databases and eBooks
    • EBSCO Databases
    • Gale Databases
      • iTunes App
    • Safari Books Online (Beta)
  • 10. New Video – Library Tour
    • YouTube Video
  • 11. Lessons
    • Think about the time commitment
      • Don’t include highly changeable content.
    • Use the W3C mobileOk checker
      • @ http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
    • Keep it simple
  • 12. Example Sites
    • Lane Community College Library Mobile Web: http://www.lanecc.edu/library/mobile
    • OSU Libraries Mobile: http://m.library.oregonstate.edu/
    • NCSU Libraries: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/m/about.html
  • 13. Resources
    • Mobile Design and Development
      • Safari Books Online
    • MobileOK
      • www.w3.org/TR/mobileOK/
    • “ Library/Mobile: Tips and Designing and Developing Mobile Web Sites”
      • http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2055
    • Find great resources in the publication above
  • 14. Special Thanks To…
    • LCC Library librarians and staff
    • OSU Libraries
    • The individuals who participate and share great code at Code{4}Lib.