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Mobile matters: The very least you need to know

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The basics of mobile information and the cultural shift it is creating. Presentation originally for the Medina County District Library.

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Mobile matters: The very least you need to know

  1. 1. ***Mobile Matters*** (The very least you need to know) Laura Solomon MCIW, MLS Library Services Manager OPLIN laura@oplin.org
  2. 2. 10 things mobiles have made, or will make, obsolete  Phone booths  Watches  Alarm clocks  MP3 players  Landlines  Digital cameras  Netbooks  Handheld game consoles  Paper  Thinking http://recombu.com/news/ten-things-mobiles-have-made-or-will-make-obsolete_M11191.html
  3. 3. Mobile’s getting bigger 2011
  4. 4. 82%
  5. 5. Still lots of landlines (Yes, I had one of these)
  6. 6. It’s all about the smartphone 50 MILLION
  7. 7. Lots of iPhones? Not exactly.
  8. 8. What about the iPad?
  9. 9. Laptops count
  10. 10. Nothing but UP 5000% Holycow!!
  11. 11. What are people DOING with mobile tech? “More and more smartphone users are leaving their desktops, laptops and even their TVs in the dark, and looking to mobile devices to satisfy all their basic technological needs. “
  12. 12. There’s an app for that
  13. 13. Game on
  14. 14. Texting is for kids…right? Nope.
  15. 15. Apps culture
  16. 16. Pay fines via mobile? http://www.flickr.com/photos/thijsjacobs/3745445404/
  17. 17. Barcode scanning
  18. 18. Yep, that’s me
  19. 19. What should we do? Change perspective. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wvs/280384849/
  20. 20. Mobile-friendly websites
  21. 21. Uh-oh.
  22. 22. Mobile-friendly catalogs PASS  SOPAC  Koha  Evergreen FAIL  Innovative  Voyager  SirsiDynix Notice any pattern here?
  23. 23. Mobile friendly databases EBSCO Biography Reference Bank Only two 
  24. 24. Mobile-friendly reference  @Twitter  SMS specific reference  Instant messaging? Don’t counton thislastone
  25. 25. Mobile-friendly libraries
  26. 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/barnaby _jeans/5120809972/
  27. 27. Marketing mobile http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviderickson/2765981920/
  28. 28. What about library apps?
  29. 29. What does this mean to me, Laura?
  30. 30. Gadgets are ephemeral
  31. 31. Screen size doesn’t matter http://www.flickr.com/photos/panarmenian_photo/4932197300/
  32. 32. You mean it makes PHONE CALLS???
  33. 33. “Mobile is as different from the Internet as TV is from radio”--Tomi T. Ahonen
  34. 34. The new information ecology
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwgustavson/4951025955/ Not a strategy
  36. 36.  Twitter: @laurasolomon  Facebook: Facebook.com/laurasolomon  Blog: What Does This Mean to Me, Laura? (http://www.meanlaura.com)  Email: laura@oplin.org Contact me:

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