Mobile Editions of Electronic Resources

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Presentation by Sandi Loponen. Presented at KULT in Hamilton on November 18, 2011

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Mobile Editions of Electronic Resources

  1. 1. Mobile Editions of Electronic Resources Sandi Loponen KULT November 18, 2011
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>OverDrive Media Console </li></ul><ul><li>GALE’s AccessMyLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO / NoveList Plus </li></ul><ul><li>World Book </li></ul><ul><li>Mango Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Health & Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue Apps </li></ul><ul><li>BONUS! Make your library web site mobile </li></ul>
  3. 3. OverDrive Media Console <ul><li>Android </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone/iPad </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Phone 7 </li></ul><ul><li>New and Improved! </li></ul><ul><li>Return eBooks as soon as you finish </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search options </li></ul><ul><li>Sepia eBook display: easy-on-the-eyes reading that looks just like a paper book. </li></ul>
  4. 4. OverDrive Media Console <ul><li>No additional configuration required by library staff </li></ul><ul><li>User downloads the app from app store </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Adobe ID to authorize device </li></ul><ul><li>Downloads directly to device </li></ul><ul><li>Book opens in device’s reader </li></ul>
  5. 5. GALE’s AccessMyLibrary <ul><li>Android </li></ul><ul><li>iPhone/iPad </li></ul><ul><li>Use GPS to identify your local library </li></ul><ul><li>Access GALE databases and eBooks without entering your library card number </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow your search by subject, or use the Power Search </li></ul>
  6. 6. EBSCOhost Mobile <ul><li>iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>iPad </li></ul><ul><li>iPod touch </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry </li></ul><ul><li>Android </li></ul><ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Library must configure this service in EBSCOadmin </li></ul><ul><li>Optimized for smaller screens. </li></ul><ul><li>Users must acquire an “authentication key” that is good for 9 months. </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Dell Axim </li></ul><ul><li>Palm </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket PC </li></ul>
  7. 7. OR EBSCO & NoveList Plus Mobile <ul><li>Access on any device: </li></ul><ul><li>http://m.ebscohost.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://search.ebscohost.mobi/ </li></ul><ul><li>Library must also configure NoveList Plus in EBSCOadmin </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile web-version is closer to desktop experience </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication is required to login offsite </li></ul>
  8. 8. World Book Mobile <ul><li>Access on any device: </li></ul><ul><li>http://m.worldbk.com </li></ul><ul><li>Key Features </li></ul><ul><li>No configuration required by library staff </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile web-version is very streamlined. Optmized for small screens, but tablets have easy access to switch back to full site </li></ul><ul><li>Good for quick reference </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mango Languages <ul><li>iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS4 </li></ul><ul><li>Can download a language course and continue learning offline (7 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Users must have account set up through library’s web site </li></ul><ul><li>35 languages + ESL </li></ul><ul><li>No syncing progress with full online version </li></ul>
  10. 10. Teen Health Hotlines <ul><li>iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS3.1.3 </li></ul><ul><li>App associated with Teen Health & Wellness by Rosen Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario-specific help line numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Log in link to access full database with library card authentication </li></ul>
  11. 11. Catalogue Apps SirsiDynix BookMyne BiblioCommons Custom Boopsie Custom LibraryThing’s LibAnywhere
  12. 12. Want to make a mobile site? <ul><li>Try One-Pager: http://influx.us/onepager/ created by Aaron Schmidt, Amanda Etches-Johnson and Nate Hill </li></ul>FREE Creative Commons License
  13. 13. Promote <ul><li>Add links to your library’s web site (that non-tech staff can guide patrons to) </li></ul><ul><li>Create bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Some vendors have poster downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Advertise on e-mail notices </li></ul>
  14. 14. Pitfalls of Promotion <ul><li>Patches, fixes, upgrades are constant </li></ul><ul><li>Apps vs Mobile-friendly web. Developments are ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping staff informed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to use each app every couple of weeks </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thank you!

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