iLibrary: The Use of iPods and Podcasting in Libraries

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  • 1. iLibrary: The Use of iPods and Podcasting in Libraries Meghan Gates LSC 742 Themes in Library Technologies March 9, 2009
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Why Use Mobile Technology?
    • Again, mobile technology is everywhere
    • Barnes and Noble Model
    • Use it or Lose Them
    • Extending the library’s services
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. iPods
    • Patrons have them - the library can buy them
    • Library Uses:
      • Preloaded Material
        • Reserves
        • Music and Art Classes
        • Speech and Foreign Language
        • Tutorials
  • 9. The Downsides
    • Still evolving
    • Cost – Financial and Human Capital
    • Fear and Misunderstanding (Patrons and Staff)
    • Legal Issues (Copyright and Privacy)
  • 10. The Downsides
    • Constant upkeep
    • Technology breaks. Often.
    • Providing a reason to
    • stay home
  • 11. 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
  • 12. The Benefits
    • Built in passion
    • It helps our patrons
  • 13. 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    
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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
  • 16. Take Away Messages
    • Already pervasive
    • Can be extremely low cost
    • Putting our services in the path of the user
    • It helps our patrons
  • 17. Questions?
    • For the record, I was not paid by Apple to write this paper.
    • I don’t even own an iPod.
  • 18. 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.