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  • 1. MOBILE TECHNOLOGIESSteven Pryor, Director of Digital Initiatives andTechnologiesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • 2. Promotional photo via motorola.com
  • 3. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Nearly half of American adults are smartphone owners”, March 1 2012
  • 4. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
  • 5. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
  • 6. Why is mobile important? Statistics – more and more people have these devices and are using them “Applification” of the Web Digital Divide
  • 7. Why is mobile important?www.pewinternet.org, “Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012”, September 11 2012
  • 8. Why is mobile important? As of April 2012:  75% of 18-24 year olds use the internet on their cell phones  45% of 18-29 year olds go online MOSTLY using their cell phone  51% black / 42% Hispanic / 24% white  Main reasons for going online with cell phone – “convenient” (38%) and “always with me” (23%) www.pewinternet.org, “Cell Internet Use 2012”, June 26, 2012
  • 9. Why is mobile important? All kinds of other devices too!
  • 10. Why is mobile important?
  • 11. Why is mobile important?
  • 12. Hot Topics in MobileTechnology
  • 13. Hot Topics Location services, navigation/directions Social networking Real-time/just-in-time queries
  • 14. Location, location, location
  • 15. Real time informationwww.pewinternet.org, “Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections”, May 7 2012
  • 16. Hot Topics Location services, navigation/directions Social networking Real-time/just-in-time queries QR Codes
  • 17. Hot Topics Location services, navigation/directions Social networking Real-time/just-in-time queries QR Codes Combinations:  Sociallocation, “check-ins”  Information-seeking via peers on Twitter, Facebook, etc.  Geo coordinates, other info embedded in QR code
  • 18. Mobile things we canPROVIDE
  • 19. Important mobile services forlibrariesBasic web services; mobile-friendly website Context-sensitive information  Hours, contact information (email, SMS, IM, and phone), directions should be highlighted  All information should be presented in an interactive fashion appropriate to mobile devices Ties together available mobile services/sites  Catalog  Databases  LibGuides  eBooks!
  • 20. Important mobile services forlibraries – the next stepAdvanced and interactive features Integrating the “desktop” version with mobile devices  “Send this page to my phone” Location awareness  GPS Navigation; directions to the library  GPS, Wi-Fi, or QR codes; directions within the library  Instructional videos targeted to mobile devices  May even be location-specific (“Need help printing? Scan here with your phone...”) Computer availability maps
  • 21. Options “Native” app?  Designed, coded, and packaged to run on specific devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, Nook Color, etc.)  Built with platform-specific programming languages  Can use device sensors and other advanced features (GPS, orientation, camera, etc.), but difficult to create and maintain  Accessed via “App Store” Web app/mobile website?  Built with web-standard scripting languages (HTML5, Javascript)  Easier to create and maintain, but lacking some advanced features  Accessed via web
  • 22. Options Many options that attempt to bridge the differences  Vendors like Boopsie, LibraryAnywhere (LibraryThing), etc. offering their own solutions  PhoneGap, a solution to create multiplatform apps (open source DIY, or “compile-in-the-cloud” for a fee)
  • 23. Mobile things we can USEAKA “cool stuff”
  • 24. Things we can use Splashtop – Whiteboard & Remote Control
  • 25. Things we can use Shelflister – Shelflist generator for Voyager catalog
  • 26. Things we can use Shelvar – Augmented reality shelving assistance
  • 27. Things we can use Devices for roaming/roving Devices to check out to students
  • 28. Questions, discussionSteven PryorDirector of Digital Initiatives and TechnologySouthern Illinois University Edwardsvillestpryor@siue.edu
  • 29. References http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2124315 http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Location-based- services/Summary-of-findings.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2012/Aug/The-State-of-Mobile- Connectivity.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Cell-Internet-Use-2012/Key- Findings.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/College-students-and- technology.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2011/Oct/Educase-2011.aspx http://pewinternet.org/Presentations/2012/Mar/NROC.aspx http://www.splashtop.com/whiteboard/ http://rocky.uta.edu/doran/shelflister/ http://www.shelvar.com/