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

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