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Presentation at the iBala workshop, 28 Sep 2011, SCIR, Pretoria

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    • The Academic Librarian on the move: the use of Mobile Technology in Support to Teaching, Learning & Research
      Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Faculty Librarian: Sciences
      pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za
      University of Johannesburg
      iBala Workshop, 28 September 2011, CSIR
    • The Mobile world at the palm of our hands
      Source
    • Content
      Introduction
      Trends in Mobile Technologies in 2011
      Mobile Technologies in Libraries
      The Academic Librarian Mobile Playground
      Web 2.0 Applications for Mobile Librarians
      Way Forward
      References
    • Introduction
      70% of the worlds population now have a mobile phone, that’s over 5 billion mobile subscribers.
      Children are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book, with 85% of kids owning a phone as to 73% having books!
      Apple has sold almost 60 million iPhones world wide, while Google’s Android OS is growing at 886% year.(Source)
      In over 50 countries the cell phone penetration is above 100%.
    • People are spending more and more time on their mobile phones
      Source
    • Source
    • 5 Trends in Mobile Technology (2011)
      Source
    • 8 Trends in Mobile technology: 2011
      Source: Video
    • The Mobile Phones:How smart is your phone?
      Apple - iPhone
      - iTunes Application store
      Google & Android
      - Open source Operating system
      BlackBerry
      - The most popular phone in SA
      - Success – instant push “e-mails” capabilities between the mobile and Blackberry e-mail server
      Nokia
      Samsung
      Source
    • Mobiletechnologies in libraries
      If Librarians want to hold on to their role as an Information professionals, they need to be able to reach out to users in their preferred method of Communication. (Griffey, 2010)
    • Why use Mobile technologies in the Libraries? (1)
      • Library Services on the GO!
      • 24/7 Access to Mobile Library catalogue, websites, services & resources
      • Social Interactions via Mobile Web 2.0 Application
      • Provide an easy & timely communication channels
      • Library Current Awareness to Services and Resources
      • For Information Retrieval & Reference Services
    • Why use Mobile technologies in the Libraries? (2)
      • An easy Marketing of Resources & Services
      • Provide a Mobile eBook Readers for users to borrow (iPads; Kindle)
      • Practice a Mobile Embedded Librarianship
      • Change the image of the Library from “being in there” to “being out there”
      • Prove that the librarians can adapt to the changing information environment
    • Plan to be a Mobile Library/Librarian
      Develop or Customise Mobile Applications for your Library to fit your library users needs:
      Create Mobile Library website
      Create Mobile Library Catalogue
      Create Portable Instruction Resources
      Offer Mobile Library Tours
      Offer Mobile collections
      Provide SMS services
      Explore other implementation ideas ALL THE TIME! (Griffey, 2010)
    • Examples of Library Mobile Portals
      Some of the typical Library Mobile Portals provide access to:
      Library Services
      Library Resources
      - Library Catalogue
      - Databases& Journals
      Social Networking tools
      Information Literacy Instructions
      How to ...
      http://www.library.up.ac.za/mobi/
    • Examples of Library Mobile Portals
      http://www.bu.edu/lawlibrary/mobile/
      http://www.library.american.edu/mobile/
      http://www.bc.edu/sites/libraries/m/
    • The Academic Librarian Mobile playground
      Practical Examples of how to use the Mobile in our hand to enhance the library services to our users
      From Web 2.0 to Databases Applications
    • UJ AirPAC Mobile Library Catalogue 2011: Marketing Tips
    • AirPAC Mobile Catalogue: More Marketing Tips
      Make use of the Virtual Learning Environment (EduLink); Library website; SMS messages to students; Blog posts; E-mail signature;
      QR Codes; Brochures and so on.
    • WEB 2.0 Applications for Mobile Librarians
      • Social Networking
      • Social Bookmarking & Blogging
      • QR Codes
      • Databases
      • eBooks
      • Additional applications
    • Subject Portals for the UJ Sciences users
      http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/
    • Why make use of the Web 2.0 Apps on your Mobile?
      Bridging the GAP in being connected & informed
      You are the Librarian on the GO!
      Increase the visibility of the Library & yourself as a librarian
      You are connected at any time to your Social Network community
      Use Twitter to tweet or re-tweet from conferences, workshops, while waiting in a queue or just walking
      Push notifications keep you up-to-date with the latest news an developments in any area of interest
      To be able to train and advice your patrons of what they can access on their Mobile
      Online books, Locations, Educational applications, Entertainment, Research; Latest news, Chats, Photo sharing, Google are at the palm of your hand.
      You the MOBILE REFERENCE LIBRARIAN!
    • Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: Social
    • Facebook Application
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/UJ-Sciences-Librarian-Hot-Alert/131460826920515
    • Twitter Application
      http://www.twitter.com/ujlibscience
    • Mobile Twitter #iBalaworkshop 29/9/11
    • LinkedIn
      http://za.linkedin.com/in/pavlinkakovatcheva
    • Instant Messaging
    • Instant Messaging (IM)
      Connect to Mobile MeeboMe
      Embedded MeeboMe on the Sciences Portal
    • Library users connect to IM for help
    • Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: Blogs &Bookmarking
    • Blogging
      http://ujscienceslibrarynews.wordpress.com/
    • Social Bookmarking:Delicious
      http://www.delicious.com/tags/sciencelibrarian
    • Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: QR Codes
    • QR Codes for Mobile Librarians
      What are a QR Codes?
      The QR Codes are 2 dimensional barcodes that are easily scanned using mobile phones
      Your mobile phone need to have the QR Code option to install.
      For example: The QR Code application for iPhone can be installed for FREE from the Application store. Once it is installed, you can scan any QR Codes
      Steps in creating QR Code:
      Find a QR Code Generator (perform a Google search)
      Type the information, such as text or a URL, which will be converted (qurified) into a barcode.
      When you scan the barcode with your mobile, the code will be then converted (dequrified) into the coded text or URL
    • How to create QR Code?Make use of QR Code Generator
      http://www.qurify.com/en/
    • Why use QR Codes in the Library?
      Strengths of the QR Code:
      Mobile as portable - already in patron’s hand
      Enable connection between digital & analogue
      Crosses media boundaries
      Source:
      Example: To promote Library Resources & Services
      Print brochures with QR codes – students can scan and GO and the information will be on their Mobile for further investigation
    • QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians Business Card
      The QR Code can represent your business information, your website or any other relevant information
    • QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians E-mail Signature
    • QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians UJ Library Catalogue
      Smart phones
      Ordinary web enabled
      phones
    • QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians
      QR Code for Library Online Posters
      The long URL can be replaced with the QR Code from your Mobile phone.
      http://ujsciencelib.glogster.com/how-to-find-print-and-online-books-uj-library-for-sciences-users/
    • QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians
      QR Code for Library Print Posters
      http://0-www.crcnetbase.com.ujlink.uj.ac.za/
    • Google Books & QR Codes
    • BeeTag
    • How to use BeeTag
      http://ibala.wikispaces.com/qrcodes
    • Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: Locations
    • Foursquare
    • Foursquare
    • Applications for iPhone: Databases
    • Mobile Databases examples: Physics & Chemistry
    • Mobile Databases: Physics
    • Mobile databases: EbscoHost Access (1)
    • Mobile Databases: EbscoHost (2)
    • Mobile Databases: EbscoHost (3)
    • Mobile Databases: ACS & RSC
    • Mobile Databases: Journals @ LWW
    • SciVerse: Science Direct & Scopus Mobile
    • Mobile Databases linksExamples
    • Additional Mobile Databases
      JSTOR - http://mobile.jstor.org/
      WorldCat - http://www.worldcat.org/mobile/default.jsp
      RefWorks -http://www.refworks.com/refshare/help/Working_with_RefMobile.htm
      Google Mobile – m.google.co.za (on your web browser)
      Arxiv (iPhone/iPad Application)
      http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=1239913
      Nature - http://www.nature.com/mobileapps/
      National Library of Medicine Appl. (PubMed, Medline,etc)
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/
      Science (iPhone/iPad Application)
    • Mobile Applications for iPhone: eBooks
    • Mobile Applications: E-books
    • Examples: Additional Applications for iPhone
    • Examples: Additional Applications for iPhone
    • Skills & Tools the Mobile Librarian needs?
      http://www.wordle.net/
    • Way Forward for the Mobile Librarians
      Explore all the possibilities to connect with users
      Promote the available Mobile Services & Resources to your colleagues and your users
      Make your “Faculty- Subject” mobile application ( Gareth Cliff example). Budget, budget ....
      Make use of those Web 2.0 applications, that match your patrons needs.
      Don’t miss the chance to be a MODERN DAY Librarian!
    • Useful Resources
      Griffey, J. 2010. Mobile Technology & Libraries. London: Facet Publ.
      M-Libraries: http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries
      Thank you! Any Question?
      UJ Sciences Librarian Portal: http://ujsciencelibrarian.pbworks.com/FrontPage
      Slideshare presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/pavlinka163/presentations