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Libraries and Mobile Web Handout


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Libraries and Mobile Web Handout

  1. 1. On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies KEY TERMS  Smartphone: a cell phone with computing capabilities  Mobile Web: the World Wide Web accessed through a mobile device INTERESTING FACTS  50% of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, have mobile phone subscriptions.  84% of U.S. residents have mobile phones, but a limited number of people use them to browse the internet.  For those that do browse the internet…a whopping 74% of Generation Y , 51% of Gen X, and 35% of Young Boomers use their phones for sending or receiving text- messages (Forrester’s North American Technographics Benchmark Survey 2007), which has huge implications for library mobile functions. CREATING THE MOBILE WEB EXPERIENCE “Mobile Alerts” Apps Mobile HTML Transcoders Mobile-Only Developer Sites Additional Screenshots of Mobile Library Interfaces: Shanna Caines, Mary Chu, Darlene Davis, Charlie Terng On The Move With The Mobile Web Page 1
  2. 2. MOBILE WEB ACTIVITIES Yahoo! Go Text Yourself ListenUp! Yahoo! Mail, Flickr, etc. E-Books QR Codes (mobile) (for PDAs) Get Ringtones Visit the Library Group Texting Audiobooks DCPL iPhone App website: Rutgers University on iTunes: Features specific lectures, information on campus life, information on Rutgers Athletics, information on Rutgers Admissions, etc. Google Voice: Allows users to choose an available US phone number. Calls to that number are forwarded to a phone number or numbers that the user already has. Inbound and domestic outbound calls from the Google Voice number are free of charge. International calls are billed according to a posted Google Voice schedule. Text search terms to Yahoo! ( or Google ( Shanna Caines, Mary Chu, Darlene Davis, Charlie Terng On The Move With The Mobile Web Page 2