Mlibraries2 ou library mlibraries seminar May 2010

638 views

Published on

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
638
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
12
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Largest UK University – 35% UK part-time undergraduates Over 200,000 students currently studying with the OU and 8000 ALs 40 th anniversary in 2009 16% under 25 (median age of new undergrads 32) Europe and world wide (26,700 live outside UK) Blended learning (print and electronic) 93 staff based in Library No document delivery or postal loans to students Access to eResources via Library website Helpdesk services (phone, email, IM) Online induction (through Elluminate) Moving away from physical collections
  • Extensive user consultation in 2004 and 2005 Phase 1 (2007) - Redesigned the library website and redeveloped the contents (4000 to 150 pages) Phase 2 (2009) – Personalisation, web services, mobile Library website, Federated search Phase 3 (2010 – onward) – Migration to Drupal, personalisation, web services, improved mobile Library website, Vertical search, Help and Support
  • Mlibraries2 ou library mlibraries seminar May 2010

    1. 1. Mobile Innovation in UK Libraries Hassan Sheikh– The Open University Library, UK. 20 th May, 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/andanteener/151324811/
    2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8582775@N05/3531597741/
    3. 3. The OU Library website
    4. 4. Why mobile services? <ul><li>Increasing demand from students and researchers – majority have mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible access for distance learners (anytime and anywhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and efficient WiFi or data access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Caters for different styles of learning and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate and to the point content </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers students to engage when it suits them </li></ul>
    5. 5. Mobile OU Library website – v1 (early 2008)
    6. 6. Mobile OU Library website: v1 – top visited pages
    7. 7. Mobile OU Library website: v2 (In development) Key areas for mobile users <ul><li>Opening hours </li></ul><ul><li>Contact us </li></ul><ul><li>About us </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul>
    8. 8. Mobile OU Library website – v2 (In development) Three devices model (Inspired by MIT and NCSU mobile web) Low end (basic web enabled phones) High end (touch screen) Middle end (smart phones)
    9. 9. Other mobile services developments <ul><li>SMS services –Ask a Librarian reference services (160 characters answer). </li></ul><ul><li>iKnow and mobile Safari – information literacy on mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Customise search interface for smaller screens (With QR codes for each result) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile access to SCONUL database of libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution towards mobile VLE </li></ul><ul><li>Provide digital literacy on mobiles e.g. How to’s and learn about guides </li></ul>
    10. 10. Collaboration on mobile services development Athabasca University Library, Canada (ADR, mobile ESL) Ryerson University Library, Toronto (User testing, front end graphics) NC State University Libraries and MIT (Three device model , MIT Mobile web open source project)
    11. 11. Questions? http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/
    12. 12. Thank you! Hassan Sheikh ( [email_address] ) Head of Systems Development The Open University Library, United Kingdom

    ×