Sunyla 2001 The Wireless Student


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Angela Weiler and I did this presentation back in 2001. It is based on a presentation we did for two other conferences.

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  • Sunyla 2001 The Wireless Student

    1. 1. The Wireless Student In or Out of the Library How the Morrisville College Library Adapted to Wireless and other Laptop Users. Wilfred (Bill) Drew, Jr. / Associate Librarian/ SUNY Morrisville College Library
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Who we are: the College </li></ul><ul><li>College Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Who We Are: The Students </li></ul><ul><li>The Laptop Program </li></ul><ul><li>How Wireless Works; Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Network and Computing Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Who We Are: The Library </li></ul><ul><li>Library Services: old and new </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless at Other SUNY Campuses? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions & The Future </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who We Are: the College <ul><li>Residential college of agriculture and technology offering two- and four-year degrees in more than 70 academic programs and options. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded 1908 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 2,900 full time students </li></ul><ul><li>More than 102 full-time faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: provide access to quality Post-secondary education to all who can benefit. </li></ul>
    4. 4. College Vision “ The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville aspires to be an academically challenging , business-oriented, technology-focused entrepreneurial learning community.”
    5. 5. Students: 3033 – Fall 2000 6.86% Unknown 1.55% International 0.86% Indian/ Alaskan 0.96% Asian 4.65% Hispanic 16.39% Black 68.74% White 46.19% Female 53.81% Male 9.76% 45 + 9.43% 30-44 9.60% 23-29 77.74% 15-22 Percentage AGE
    6. 6. Students: 3033 – Fall 2000 2.11 % International 5.57 % Out of State 92.32 % State Residents 7.68 % Out of State/ International 21.90 % NY Metro 70.42 % Upstate NY
    7. 7. The Laptop Program <ul><li>All in a laptop program get IBM laptop and Raytheon wireless card </li></ul><ul><li>Over 27 curriculums </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50% of the student body </li></ul><ul><li>Can be covered by financial aid. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ThinkPad A20M (2000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>550 MHz </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>128 MB memory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6.0 GB hard drive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24X CD-ROM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1.44 Meg floppy drive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>56K modem card </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal network card </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless network card </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Carrying Case </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows ’98SE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Pro 2000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 year warranty </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. How Wireless LANs Work Used with permission of ™ ZDnet PC Magazine, March 28, 2000; ©2001,6755,2482910,00.html
    9. 9. Wireless Standards Used with permission of ™ Zdnet PC Magazine, March 28, 2000; ©2001 stories/reviews/0,6755,2475113,00.html
    10. 10. Network and Computing Infrastructure <ul><li>Backbone : Gigabit Ethernet. </li></ul><ul><li>To the Desk Top: 10 base T (100 Megabit capable). </li></ul><ul><li>All class rooms wired with at least one port. </li></ul><ul><li>All Faculty and Staff Offices wired. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless – all academic buildings and dorms plus all dining areas. More to follow. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Network and Computing Infrastructure - Wireless <ul><li>Raytheon Raylink Card </li></ul><ul><li>2 Mb Shared </li></ul><ul><li>Covers entire college </li></ul><ul><li>70 times faster than phoneline </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Library <ul><li>more than 90,000 books; 12,000 microfilms; 400 serial titles; 1,500 audio and video cassettes. </li></ul><ul><li>Open 82 hours per week. </li></ul><ul><li>OnLine Catalog: MultiLis and Web2 </li></ul><ul><li>5 full time librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Online databases and full text resources </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless and network connections for users </li></ul>
    13. 13. Library Services <ul><li>Old </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ILL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliographic Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Teaching with Faculty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online ILL Forms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to databases anytime, anywhere. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live online reference – “Talk to a Librarian”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Credit Research Course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. New Services – Talk to a Librarian <ul><li>Real time communication between the remote user and the reference desk. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses AOL Instant Messenger. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey showed 95% of laptop users use AOL IM already. </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Users are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Norwich campus students & faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance learning students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morrisville campus students & faculty on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students & faculty at home </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. New Services – Remote Access <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>To allow students, faculty, and staff when off campus access equal to access on the campus network </li></ul><ul><li>To allow distance learners taking our courses to use our databases and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfill licensing databases. </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Authentication using Ezproxy. </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication ensures all users are part of SUNY Morrisville Community. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Remote Access -- EZproxy <ul><li>User must have: </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web Browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Connection. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cookies” must be turned on . </li></ul>
    17. 17. Remote Access -- EZproxy <ul><li>Requirements to run EZproxy: </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on Linux ( Pentium 100 with 64 MB of RAM) or Windows NT ( minimum -- Pentium 100 with 96 MB of RAM). </li></ul><ul><li>Web Server to serve up your web pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Connection. </li></ul><ul><li>Some time for testing </li></ul>
    18. 18. Wireless at Other SUNY Libraries ? <ul><li>Based on survey of all SUNY libraries (100% response). </li></ul><ul><li>35% have wireless in libraries by Fall 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Another 29% planning for wireless in near future. </li></ul><ul><li>65% of all SUNY libraries will have wireless . </li></ul>65 23 42 Total 13 5 8 Arts & Sciences 4 1 3 University Centers 5 4 1 Colleges of Technology 9 5 4 Special/ Statutory 4 2 2 Health Science 30 6 24 Community Colleges Total Yes No Type
    19. 19. Conclusions & the Future <ul><li>Changed Library Instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Redesigned website to better fit laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians using laptops and wireless. </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive instead of reactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities not problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in future trials of Pocket PCs </li></ul><ul><li>Carry instruction to the faculty and students; not just in the library any more. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to use the new technology ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Bluetooth and other new things on the horizon. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Sources of Interest <ul><li>SUNY Morrisville – </li></ul><ul><li>Library – </li></ul><ul><li>Raytheon – </li></ul><ul><li>America’s Most Wired Colleges – </li></ul><ul><li>ThinkPad University -- </li></ul><ul><li>The Wireless Librarian – </li></ul>