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    • iLibrary: The Use of iPods and Podcasting in Libraries Meghan Gates LSC 742 Themes in Library Technologies March 9, 2009
    • Executive Summary
      • Introduces the use of iPods and podcasting in libraries
        • Defines mobile technologies
        • Outlines how these tools are being used
        • Pros and cons
        • Why these technologies are and should be used in libraries.
    • Methodology and Scope
      • Article and Website Review
        • Database Searches
        • RSS Feeds
        • Delicious Tags
      • An introduction to these mobile technology skills
        • To determine how libraries are currently incorporating mobile technologies
        • To determine why libraries are / should employ mobile technologies
    • Introduction
      • Mobile technology is everywhere
      • Mobile technology is a gateway
      • All mobile technologies share common threads
        • Devices are portable
        • Devices are able to access the internet
      • Apple Dominance
    • Why Use Mobile Technology?
      • Again, mobile technology is everywhere
      • Barnes and Noble Model
      • Use it or Lose Them
      • Extending the library’s services
    • Defining the Apple
      • iPod
        • Handheld MP3 player
        • Audio and Video
      • Podcast
        • Pre-recorded online radio program
        • Downloadable with anytime, anywhere playback
        • RSS feeds on websites and via iTunes
    • Podcasting
      • Quick, Easy, (basically) Free, and Ongoing
      • Library Uses:
        • General Information and Updates
        • Tours
        • Reader’s Advisory
        • Special Events
          • Story time
          • Author Talks
          • Poetry Readings
    • iPods
      • Patrons have them - the library can buy them
      • Library Uses:
        • Preloaded Material
          • Reserves
          • Music and Art Classes
          • Speech and Foreign Language
          • Tutorials
    • The Downsides
      • Still evolving
      • Cost – Financial and Human Capital
      • Fear and Misunderstanding (Patrons and Staff)
      • Legal Issues (Copyright and Privacy)
    • The Downsides
      • Constant upkeep
      • Technology breaks. Often.
      • Providing a reason to
      • stay home
    • The Benefits
      • Becoming a part of the patron’s everyday life
      • Low in cost
      • Many patrons already
      • recognize the benefits
      • and know how to use
      • the tools
    • The Benefits
      • Built in passion
      • It helps our patrons
    • In Action: Podcasting
      • Albert R. Mann Library (Cornell University)
      • - Video and audio only podcasts
      • - Author talks and literary events
      • Denver Public Library
      • - Children’s Storytime    
    • In Action: iPod Tours
      • Bostock Library (Duke University)
      • - Multi-part downloadable audio tours
      • - Lasts for approximately 25 minutes
      • C.V. Starr East Asian Library (Columbia Univ.)
      • - Audio tour of the library facilities
      • - Six languages including English, Chinese, and Tibetan.
    • In Action: Reserves
      • Crouch Fine Arts Library (Baylor University)
      • - Audio reserves via online download
      • - 12-hour iPod loans pre-loaded
      • Duke Divinity School Library (Duke University)
      • - iPods on 3-hour reserve preloaded with audio instructions to database tools
    • Take Away Messages
      • Already pervasive
      • Can be extremely low cost
      • Putting our services in the path of the user
      • It helps our patrons
    • Questions?
      • For the record, I was not paid by Apple to write this paper.
      • I don’t even own an iPod.
    • References
      • Balas, Janet L. "Carrying the Library in Your Pocket." Computers in Libraries . Sept. 2007: 27, 8. p.36-38
      • Berk, Jaya et al. "Innovation in a Podshell: Bringing Information Literacy into the World of Podcasting." The Electronic Library . 2007: 25, 4. p.409-419.
      • Coombs, Karen. "The Mobile iRevolution." School Library Journal . July 2007. p.28-29.
      • Griffey, Jason. "Podcast 1-2-3." Library Journal . 15 June 2007. p.32-34.
      • Hahn, Jim. "Mobile Learning for the Twenty-First Century Librarian." Reference Services Review . 2008: 36, 3. p.272-288.
      • Kroski, Ellyssa. "Library Mobile Initiatives." Library Technology Reports . July 2008. p. 33-38.
      • Ralph, Jaya and Sonja Olsen. "Podcasting as an Educational Building Block in Academic Libraries." Australian Academic & Research Libraries . Dec. 2007: 38, 4. p.270-279.
      • Stephens, Michael. "The iPod Experiments." Library Journal . Spring 2005. p.22-25.
      • West, Mark Andy et al. "Expanding Access to Library Collections and Services Using Small Screen Devices." Information Technology and Libraries . June 2006: 25, 2. p.103-107.