Mobile Computing And Libraries

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  • 1. Mobile Computing and Libraries: Are you ready? Suzanne Reymer Montana State Library Offline 2010
  • 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. 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. GSM Coverage
  • 5. Informal Survey of MT Wireless Provider Usage Wireless Providers in Montana 8 Verizon 21 Other CDMA 46 GSM
  • 6. And WiFi
  • 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. Perhaps with MiFi?
  • 9. Whither Montana? Coming in 2012?
  • 10. Not as Techie? Palm Pixi Droid Eris
  • 11. And of course, Blackberry
  • 12. Smartphone Market Shares
  • 13. How do we search in the era of smartphones?
  • 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. Accessibility via Touch Screen?
  • 16. How about a Search?
  • 17. For the Public
  • 18. Ask a Librarian
  • 19. Still Trying to Ask…
  • 20. Still Trying…
  • 21. I’m going back to Google
  • 22. Library Web Pages from Templates
  • 23. iPhone Apps - DCPL
  • 24. iPhone Apps - WorldCat
  • 25. WorldCat app Finding Your Book
  • 26. WorldCat app Finding Your Library
  • 27. NCSU iPhone App
  • 28. Mobile Web Pages
  • 29. Access My Library
  • 30. Access My Library Collections
  • 31. Access My Library Search
  • 32. Sirsi Dynix BookMyne
  • 33. BookMyne Search
  • 34. Local Books/Library Thing
  • 35. FourSquare
  • 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. Google Goggles
  • 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. 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?