the current landscape
of mobile libraries
                                      Rachel Vacek
                     Universi...
but first,
some stats…
The mobile
device
landscape
is HUGE,
and it's not
going away.
Cell phones are the fastest
growing communications device
in the history of the world.
4.1 billion


  It’s the number of
cellphone contracts
      in the world.
50 countries in the
world have over a
100% cell phone
penetration rate.
This means that the
average person has
more than o...
The US has a penetration rate of about 78%.
Italy's is about 115%.
Hong Kong has the highest cell phone
penetration rate in the world at 163%.
1.2 billion people use
          email

2.5 billion people use
         texting
50% email users
want a reply < 24 hours

   84% text users
want a reply < 5 minutes
2.3 trillion

That's the number of
  text messages
   sent in 2008.
Let’s look a question
asked of Generation Y
Chec
                                          king,
                                   read
       g on                  ...
“Texting remains an important
  communications tool for Gen Y,
     with the average number
    of text messages per month...
32% of all Americans
  have gone online
with a mobile device
3% of adults in the U.S.
            own an e-book reader




- From the Pew Internet & American Life Project, September 2...
- From the International Digital Publishing Forum and the Association of
American Publishers. www.openebook.org/doc_librar...
Enough
already!
What does
  all this
 mean for
libraries?
"The most important thing
     we can do is to ensure that
    when the technology matures,
    we are ready to deliver co...
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
  HAS MATURED!
Libraries and library staff
    need to become:

   mobile
Libraries and library staff
    need to become:

   mobile   -literate
Libraries and library staff
    need to become:

   mobile   -literate
            -aware
Libraries and library staff
    need to become:

   mobile   -literate
            -aware
            -friendly
Libraries and library staff
    need to become:

   mobile   -literate
            -aware
            -friendly
          ...
What types of
mobile services
  are libraries
providing users?
Reference    Video
   Databases                  news

 Library
 websites                       Library
                  ...
Who is currently
providing mobile
   services?
Mobile
Sites
Nashville Public Library
New York Public Library
North Carolina State
University Libraries
North Carolina State
University Libraries
North Carolina State
University Libraries
University of Denver
Mobile Apps
University of North Carolina
DC Public Library
SMS
Bryn Mawr College Library
Denton
Public
Library
Baylor University
Mobile
Collections
Hennepin County Libraries
Duke University Libraries
Duke University Libraries
Mobile
Instruction
Arizona State University
Arizona State University
John Hopkins
University
Libraries
Washington State
University Libraries
Mobile
Tours
Woodbourne Library
Seattle Public Library
Databases &
Other Electronic
  Resources
Yale
University
Libraries
Other Cool
Mobile Services
Sacramento Public Library
Ryerson University
Library & Archives
E-Book Services
Holds about                          Long battery
        1,500 books                          life

  Historical         ...
What e-book
readers are
 available?
Amazon
Kindle
Amazon Kindle App
for the iPhone
Sony Reader
Barnes & Noble
Nook
Other Brands
•   Plastic Logic Que
•   Aluratek Libre
•   Entourage Edge
•   iRex DR800SG
•   Foxit eSlick Reader
•   Inte...
Who is offering
e-book reader
  services?
Texas A&M University Libraries
North Carolina State University
River
Forest
Public
Library
Howe Library
There are MANY more examples
         of mobile libraries at
          Library Success:
       A Best Practices Wiki
www.l...
What do you want
YOUR LIBRARY’S
 mobile landscape
   to look like?
Thank you!

Email: vacekrae@gmail.com
Blog: rachelvacek.com
Social: vacekrae
(gtalk, yahoo, twitter, flickr, delicious, et...
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This is the opening keynote at the Central Texas Library System's 2nd Annual Technology Conference: The Mobile Library. My presentation sets the stage for mobile device use among library users, discusses mobile services that users expect from other institutions, and highlights several libraries currently providing a variety of mobile services.

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    1. 1. the current landscape of mobile libraries Rachel Vacek University of Houston Libraries CTLS Conference: The Mobile Library December 2009 twitter: @vacekrae www.slideshare.net/vacekrae
    2. 2. but first, some stats…
    3. 3. The mobile device landscape is HUGE, and it's not going away.
    4. 4. Cell phones are the fastest growing communications device in the history of the world.
    5. 5. 4.1 billion It’s the number of cellphone contracts in the world.
    6. 6. 50 countries in the world have over a 100% cell phone penetration rate. This means that the average person has more than one phone.
    7. 7. The US has a penetration rate of about 78%.
    8. 8. Italy's is about 115%.
    9. 9. Hong Kong has the highest cell phone penetration rate in the world at 163%.
    10. 10. 1.2 billion people use email 2.5 billion people use texting
    11. 11. 50% email users want a reply < 24 hours 84% text users want a reply < 5 minutes
    12. 12. 2.3 trillion That's the number of text messages sent in 2008.
    13. 13. Let’s look a question asked of Generation Y
    14. 14. Chec king, read g on ing, a T alkin ne send nd the pho ing e mails Text messaging Reading magazines Visiting Watching T V n on-social websites Playing Wo rld Visiting social of Warcraft networking sites
    15. 15. “Texting remains an important communications tool for Gen Y, with the average number of text messages per month exceeding 740.” - From a study conducted by the Participatory Marketing Network & Pace University’s Lubin School of Business’ IDM Lab, October 2009
    16. 16. 32% of all Americans have gone online with a mobile device
    17. 17. 3% of adults in the U.S. own an e-book reader - From the Pew Internet & American Life Project, September 2009
    18. 18. - From the International Digital Publishing Forum and the Association of American Publishers. www.openebook.org/doc_library/industrystats.htm
    19. 19. Enough already!
    20. 20. What does all this mean for libraries?
    21. 21. "The most important thing we can do is to ensure that when the technology matures, we are ready to deliver content -Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and author of Mobile Technologies and Libraries, coming in Jan 2010 Photo by Cindi Trainor
    22. 22. MOBILE TECHNOLOGY HAS MATURED!
    23. 23. Libraries and library staff need to become: mobile
    24. 24. Libraries and library staff need to become: mobile -literate
    25. 25. Libraries and library staff need to become: mobile -literate -aware
    26. 26. Libraries and library staff need to become: mobile -literate -aware -friendly
    27. 27. Libraries and library staff need to become: mobile -literate -aware -friendly -providers
    28. 28. What types of mobile services are libraries providing users?
    29. 29. Reference Video Databases news Library websites Library instruction QR codes SMS OPACs Subject guides Audio Image RSS Feeds collections tours
    30. 30. Who is currently providing mobile services?
    31. 31. Mobile Sites
    32. 32. Nashville Public Library
    33. 33. New York Public Library
    34. 34. North Carolina State University Libraries
    35. 35. North Carolina State University Libraries
    36. 36. North Carolina State University Libraries
    37. 37. University of Denver
    38. 38. Mobile Apps
    39. 39. University of North Carolina
    40. 40. DC Public Library
    41. 41. SMS
    42. 42. Bryn Mawr College Library
    43. 43. Denton Public Library
    44. 44. Baylor University
    45. 45. Mobile Collections
    46. 46. Hennepin County Libraries
    47. 47. Duke University Libraries
    48. 48. Duke University Libraries
    49. 49. Mobile Instruction
    50. 50. Arizona State University
    51. 51. Arizona State University
    52. 52. John Hopkins University Libraries
    53. 53. Washington State University Libraries
    54. 54. Mobile Tours
    55. 55. Woodbourne Library
    56. 56. Seattle Public Library
    57. 57. Databases & Other Electronic Resources
    58. 58. Yale University Libraries
    59. 59. Other Cool Mobile Services
    60. 60. Sacramento Public Library
    61. 61. Ryerson University Library & Archives
    62. 62. E-Book Services
    63. 63. Holds about Long battery 1,500 books life Historical Tons of free photos from books your collections available Audio books Easy to circulate Some have Built-in mp3 touch screens player Supports Read PDF articles Can use your multiple downloaded from library’s free wi-fi formats databases
    64. 64. What e-book readers are available?
    65. 65. Amazon Kindle
    66. 66. Amazon Kindle App for the iPhone
    67. 67. Sony Reader
    68. 68. Barnes & Noble Nook
    69. 69. Other Brands • Plastic Logic Que • Aluratek Libre • Entourage Edge • iRex DR800SG • Foxit eSlick Reader • Interead’s CoolReader
    70. 70. Who is offering e-book reader services?
    71. 71. Texas A&M University Libraries
    72. 72. North Carolina State University
    73. 73. River Forest Public Library
    74. 74. Howe Library
    75. 75. There are MANY more examples of mobile libraries at Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries
    76. 76. What do you want YOUR LIBRARY’S mobile landscape to look like?
    77. 77. Thank you! Email: vacekrae@gmail.com Blog: rachelvacek.com Social: vacekrae (gtalk, yahoo, twitter, flickr, delicious, etc.) Friend me on Facebook! Presentation available online: slideshare.net/vacekrae
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