Academic Libraries and Mobile Technologies

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  • iPhone (iOS) 36%, Android 25%, Blackberry 21%, Symbian 11%, Windows Mobile 5%, WebOS 2%
  • Explain difference, in case different in different countries?
  • Explain difference, in case different in different countries?
  • Open ended question, summary of responses.
  • Academic Libraries and Mobile Technologies

    1. 1. Academic Libraries and Mobile Technologies<br />Laurence Patterson<br />&Eithne Barry<br />
    2. 2. Whatdoour users want?<br />
    3. 3. What sort of mobiles do our users have? What do they use them for?<br />Do our users want to use Library services on their mobile (or just Facebook)?<br />
    4. 4. Our survey<br />Edinburgh Napier, Queen Margaret University, University of the Highlands and Islands. <br />1061 responses, students only.<br />The majority of replies were from Edinburgh Napier University, sample fairly representative.<br />
    5. 5. Say hello to Jane<br />I’m the ‘average student’ here at Edinburgh Napier University.<br />
    6. 6. What sort of mobiles do our users have?<br />
    7. 7. 68% have a ‘smartphone’ <br />The most common smartphone makes were were Apple, Nokia, and Samsung<br />
    8. 8. Operating system (smartphones only)<br />
    9. 9. No smartphone?<br />21% planned to buy one in the next six months, and 34% ‘probably’ will.<br />Most wanted makes<br />
    10. 10. 61% of survey respondents said they had owned their current mobile phone for less than a year. <br />81% had owned their current mobile for less than 18 months.<br />
    11. 11. So… I have a Nokia smartphone. It’s nearly a year old, and I’m thinking about getting a new mobile. Maybe an iPhone?<br />
    12. 12. How do they pay?<br />62% have a Pay Monthly contract.<br />38% are on Pay as You Go.<br />
    13. 13. Can they afford web browsing?<br />43% have ‘unlimited’ access to the web on their mobile<br />But... 32%say contract/funds stop them using the mobile web as much as they would like<br />
    14. 14. Of those with web access…(86%) <br />63% have downloaded apps<br />41% have signed up to receive automatic updates<br />
    15. 15. QR codes (all respondents)<br />18%know what a QR codeis<br />8%have a QR code <br />reader on their mobile<br />phone/device<br />
    16. 16. I have a Pay Monthly contract. I pay £20 each month, and I get free minutes, texts and ‘unlimited’ web access.<br />
    17. 17.
    18. 18. Who is browsing the web more?<br />
    19. 19. I mostly use my mobile for texting and phoning. I’m on the web most days (checking Facebook or email), but I don’t read much on there. <br />The screen is too small. <br />
    20. 20. Using Library services<br />15% had used Library services on their mobile <br />Services they had used:<br />
    21. 21. Library services you would use on your mobile if you could?<br />
    22. 22. I haven’t used Library pages on my mobile. That’d be great though, especially to save time. Like if I could search for a book on the bus on the way to the Uni.<br />
    23. 23. Student quotes<br />Access to information is in your pocket! 24/7<br />Can get information any time, do what I wanna do, such as find books during the lecture teacher said. But the screen is not big enough.<br />
    24. 24. Summary<br />Most are browsing the web on mobiles (67%)<br />~ 45% at least once a day.<br />Most have a smartphone (68%).<br />15% have already used Library services.<br />90% would like to access at least one Library service.<br />
    25. 25. However…<br />Nearly a third of our students say contract/funds stop them using the web as much as they would like.<br />Students over 30 are less likely to browse the mobile web regularly.<br />Reading content (such as e-books, journals or newspapers) is very much less common.<br />

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