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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 MT 6 App Phones 14 Smart Phones 3 None Basic Cell 56
    • 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…
    • GSM Coverage
    • Informal Survey of MT Wireless Provider Usage Wireless Providers in Montana 8 Verizon 21 Other CDMA 46 GSM
    • And WiFi
    • 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.
    • 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 Library’s hours  Start with Google search – can be done with voice
    • 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 book is available  Including local libraries thanks to WorldCat
    • Google Goggles
    • 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.
    • 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?