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Mobile Computing and
Libraries: Are you ready?
      Suzanne Reymer
     Montana State Library
         Offline 2010
How many of you have…?
   Cell phone?
   Smart phone?
   App phone?
                    Types of Cell Phones in Use in ...
Wireless Services
   Analog (1 G)
   Digital (2 G)
       CDMA (Verizon,
        Sprint, local coops)
       GSM (AT&T...
GSM Coverage
Informal Survey of MT
Wireless Provider Usage

        Wireless Providers in Montana



        8


                      ...
And WiFi
iPod Touch
   If we have to rely on
    wifi anyway, why pay
    monthly service
    charges?
   If it had a camera, thi...
Perhaps with MiFi?
Whither Montana?

                   Coming in 2012?
Not as Techie?




Palm Pixi          Droid Eris
And of course, Blackberry
Smartphone Market Shares
How do we search in the era of
       smartphones?
Mobile Information Access
   How mobile friendly is
    your library’s
    website?
   Search for Parmly
    Billings Li...
Accessibility via Touch Screen?
How about a Search?
For the Public
Ask a Librarian
Still Trying to Ask…
Still Trying…
I’m going back to Google
Library Web Pages from
       Templates
iPhone Apps - DCPL
iPhone Apps - WorldCat
WorldCat app
Finding Your Book
WorldCat app
Finding Your Library
NCSU iPhone App
Mobile Web Pages
Access My Library
Access My Library Collections
Access My Library Search
Sirsi Dynix BookMyne
BookMyne Search
Local Books/Library Thing
FourSquare
Red Laser & WorldCat
   Scan a book’s
    barcode w/Red Laser
    on your iPhone
   Lists nearby places
    where that b...
Google Goggles
OverDrive Mobile App
 Search via Montana Library 2 Go web
  interface on Android or Windows Mobile
  device
 Check out f...
Mobile Devices and
          Your Library
 Do you want your library to be accessible
  by people using mobile devices?
 ...
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  1. 1. Mobile Computing and Libraries: Are you ready? Suzanne Reymer Montana State Library Offline 2010
  2. 2. How many of you have…?  Cell phone?  Smart phone?  App phone? Types of Cell Phones in Use in MT 6 App Phones 14 Smart Phones 3 None Basic Cell 56
  3. 3. Wireless Services  Analog (1 G)  Digital (2 G)  CDMA (Verizon, Sprint, local coops)  GSM (AT&T Global, Cellular One)  Wireband (3 G)  EVDO  EDGE  Broadband (4 G) ?  LTE, WiMax…
  4. 4. GSM Coverage
  5. 5. Informal Survey of MT Wireless Provider Usage Wireless Providers in Montana 8 Verizon 21 Other CDMA 46 GSM
  6. 6. And WiFi
  7. 7. iPod Touch  If we have to rely on wifi anyway, why pay monthly service charges?  If it had a camera, this might be the perfect solution.
  8. 8. Perhaps with MiFi?
  9. 9. Whither Montana? Coming in 2012?
  10. 10. Not as Techie? Palm Pixi Droid Eris
  11. 11. And of course, Blackberry
  12. 12. Smartphone Market Shares
  13. 13. How do we search in the era of smartphones?
  14. 14. Mobile Information Access  How mobile friendly is your library’s website?  Search for Parmly Billings Library’s hours  Start with Google search – can be done with voice
  15. 15. Accessibility via Touch Screen?
  16. 16. How about a Search?
  17. 17. For the Public
  18. 18. Ask a Librarian
  19. 19. Still Trying to Ask…
  20. 20. Still Trying…
  21. 21. I’m going back to Google
  22. 22. Library Web Pages from Templates
  23. 23. iPhone Apps - DCPL
  24. 24. iPhone Apps - WorldCat
  25. 25. WorldCat app Finding Your Book
  26. 26. WorldCat app Finding Your Library
  27. 27. NCSU iPhone App
  28. 28. Mobile Web Pages
  29. 29. Access My Library
  30. 30. Access My Library Collections
  31. 31. Access My Library Search
  32. 32. Sirsi Dynix BookMyne
  33. 33. BookMyne Search
  34. 34. Local Books/Library Thing
  35. 35. FourSquare
  36. 36. Red Laser & WorldCat  Scan a book’s barcode w/Red Laser on your iPhone  Lists nearby places where that book is available  Including local libraries thanks to WorldCat
  37. 37. Google Goggles
  38. 38. OverDrive Mobile App  Search via Montana Library 2 Go web interface on Android or Windows Mobile device  Check out from your library  Open OverDrive mobile to download directly to your device – no computer required. Does require wifi.
  39. 39. Mobile Devices and Your Library  Do you want your library to be accessible by people using mobile devices?  Locals? Visitors?  Library information? Reference? Book availability?  Do you want to encourage people in the vicinity to come to your library? For an event? To earn points?
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