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The Academic Librarian on the Move: The Use of Mobile Technologies in Support to Teaching, Learning & Research


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

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  • 1. The Academic Librarian on the move: the use of Mobile Technology in Support to Teaching, Learning & Research
    Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Faculty Librarian: Sciences
    University of Johannesburg
    iBala Workshop, 28 September 2011, CSIR
  • 2. The Mobile world at the palm of our hands
  • 3. Content
    Trends in Mobile Technologies in 2011
    Mobile Technologies in Libraries
    The Academic Librarian Mobile Playground
    Web 2.0 Applications for Mobile Librarians
    Way Forward
  • 4. 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%.
  • 5. People are spending more and more time on their mobile phones
  • 6. Source
  • 7. 5 Trends in Mobile Technology (2011)
  • 8. 8 Trends in Mobile technology: 2011
    Source: Video
  • 9. The Mobile Phones:How smart is your phone?
    Apple - iPhone
    - iTunes Application store
    Google & Android
    - Open source Operating system
    - The most popular phone in SA
    - Success – instant push “e-mails” capabilities between the mobile and Blackberry e-mail server
  • 10. 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)
  • 11. Why use Mobile technologies in the Libraries? (1)
    • Library Services on the GO!
    • 12. 24/7 Access to Mobile Library catalogue, websites, services & resources
    • 13. Social Interactions via Mobile Web 2.0 Application
    • 14. Provide an easy & timely communication channels
    • 15. Library Current Awareness to Services and Resources
    • 16. For Information Retrieval & Reference Services
  • Why use Mobile technologies in the Libraries? (2)
    • An easy Marketing of Resources & Services
    • 17. Provide a Mobile eBook Readers for users to borrow (iPads; Kindle)
    • 18. Practice a Mobile Embedded Librarianship
    • 19. Change the image of the Library from “being in there” to “being out there”
    • 20. 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)
  • 21. 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 ...
  • 22. Examples of Library Mobile Portals
  • 23. 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
  • 24. UJ AirPAC Mobile Library Catalogue 2011: Marketing Tips
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. WEB 2.0 Applications for Mobile Librarians
  • 32. Subject Portals for the UJ Sciences users
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: Social
  • 35. Facebook Application
  • 36. Twitter Application
  • 37. Mobile Twitter #iBalaworkshop 29/9/11
  • 38. LinkedIn
  • 39. Instant Messaging
  • 40. Instant Messaging (IM)
    Connect to Mobile MeeboMe
    Embedded MeeboMe on the Sciences Portal
  • 41. Library users connect to IM for help
  • 42. Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: Blogs &Bookmarking
  • 43. Blogging
  • 44. Social Bookmarking:Delicious
  • 45. Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: QR Codes
  • 46. 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
  • 47. How to create QR Code?Make use of QR Code Generator
  • 48. 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
    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
  • 49. 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
  • 50. QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians E-mail Signature
  • 51. QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians UJ Library Catalogue
    Smart phones
    Ordinary web enabled
  • 52. 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.
  • 53. QR Code from your Mobile: Example for Librarians
    QR Code for Library Print Posters
  • 54. Google Books & QR Codes
  • 55. BeeTag
  • 56. How to use BeeTag
  • 57. Web 2.0 Applications for iPhone: Locations
  • 58. Foursquare
  • 59. Foursquare
  • 60. Applications for iPhone: Databases
  • 61. Mobile Databases examples: Physics & Chemistry
  • 62. Mobile Databases: Physics
  • 63. Mobile databases: EbscoHost Access (1)
  • 64. Mobile Databases: EbscoHost (2)
  • 65. Mobile Databases: EbscoHost (3)
  • 66. Mobile Databases: ACS & RSC
  • 67. Mobile Databases: Journals @ LWW
  • 68. SciVerse: Science Direct & Scopus Mobile
  • 69. Mobile Databases linksExamples
  • 70. Additional Mobile Databases
    JSTOR -
    WorldCat -
    RefWorks -
    Google Mobile – (on your web browser)
    Arxiv (iPhone/iPad Application)
    Nature -
    National Library of Medicine Appl. (PubMed, Medline,etc)
    Science (iPhone/iPad Application)
  • 71. Mobile Applications for iPhone: eBooks
  • 72. Mobile Applications: E-books
  • 73. Examples: Additional Applications for iPhone
  • 74. Examples: Additional Applications for iPhone
  • 75. Skills & Tools the Mobile Librarian needs?
  • 76. 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!
  • 77. Useful Resources
    Griffey, J. 2010. Mobile Technology & Libraries. London: Facet Publ.
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