Social media and mobile technology initiatives in academic libraries

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  • Over 250,000 visits annuallyHub of the Cox School of Business
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll\r\nIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:\r\nhttp://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/od5tqQacG5OQbpBIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • Embed in PP but stopped support for prezibc of Flash & moving toward HTML5
  • Outside system – financially friendly & compatible with existing LibGuides and LibCal account SpringshareChanges to website require manual updatesRecently found out that tablets & iPads don’t automatically redirect – feature is comingComes with an icon library – can import outside iconsNo mobile stats – feature coming – use Google analyticsAdded a mobile icon next to the databases that are mobile-friendlyMarket through multiple channels
  • Google Goggles – built-in to Google search appBlackberry – uses App World to scanWindows – use Bing to readInsert URLs, text, SMS, contact infoCan customize the code with pay support
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll\r\nIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:\r\nhttp://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/IL21QOai3hIPxjWIf you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.
  • Created FB fanpagesummer 2011Started with FB – based on student advisory council feedback; majority voted for FB300+ fansLibrary announcements, workshop integration, Business Grad program info sessions, infographics, relevant articles1 person responsible for posting – accept suggestions from all staff1 post/day – min of 3 per week
  • Plan to add Twitter & LinkedIn accounts over the summer – based on Grad student feedbackWritten a grant for iPads & Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets; if approved will use for roving reference, instruction & familiarity to help students with technology questions
  • Social media and mobile technology initiatives in academic libraries

    1. 1. Melissa PlaceReference & Digital Services LibrarianBusiness LibraryCox School of BusinessSouthern Methodist University
    2. 2.  Bridwell Library Business Library Central University Libraries◦ Degolyer Library◦ Fondren Library Center◦ Hamon Arts Library◦ Institute for the Study of Earth and Man◦ SMU-in-Plano Library Resource Room◦ SMU-in-Taos Fort Burgwin Library Underwood Law Library
    3. 3. http://bic.cox.smu.edu
    4. 4.  Free web-based polling 1 user with 40 responses per poll Multiple choice or open-ended responses Library-led workshops & instruction sessionswww.polleverywhere.com
    5. 5. BBA Orientation Company Research
    6. 6. ‣ Not an app‣ Works on all devices‣ Auto redirects forphones‣ Customizableo 10 top-levelo 10 2nd level‣ Springshare
    7. 7.  Quick Response Code Two-dimensional bar code Download app to read or use native appwithin phone◦ Ex: Google Goggles for iPhone & Androidhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/
    8. 8. Melissa PlaceReference & Digital Services LibrarianBusiness LibraryCox School of BusinessSouthern Methodist University214.768.4654mplace@smu.edu

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