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Beyond Foursquare<br />Library Treks with SCVNGR<br />Amy Vecchione<br />Assistant Professor/Librarian<br />Boise State Un...
Checking In<br />
Why we chose SCVNGR<br />http://www.scribd.com/doc/48978436/Location-based-tools-comparison<br />
features<br /><ul><li>Treks are built of individual challenges
Check-in to get points
Bump phones for a social check-in
Users can become builders by gaining points</li></li></ul><li>Valley Library<br />Oregon State University<br />
A popular gathering place<br />
Students are choosing smart phones<br />
Rewards <br />Promotional Library T’s<br />Coffee shop gift certificate<br />
Albertsons Library<br />Boise State University<br />
The original trek<br />
Student created trek<br />
Questions?<br />
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Beyond FourSquare

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Professor Librarians (Amy Vecchione and Margaret Mellinger) at two campuses talk about how they used a mobile friendly, game based application to engage students with library research.

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Beyond FourSquare

  1. 1. Beyond Foursquare<br />Library Treks with SCVNGR<br />Amy Vecchione<br />Assistant Professor/Librarian<br />Boise State University<br />@librarythinking<br />amyvecchione@boisestate.edu<br />Margaret Mellinger<br />Associate Professor/Librarian<br />Oregon State University<br />@ultravioletbat<br />margaret.mellinger@oregonstate.edu<br />
  2. 2. Checking In<br />
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  5. 5. Why we chose SCVNGR<br />http://www.scribd.com/doc/48978436/Location-based-tools-comparison<br />
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  7. 7.
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  9. 9. features<br /><ul><li>Treks are built of individual challenges
  10. 10. Check-in to get points
  11. 11. Bump phones for a social check-in
  12. 12. Users can become builders by gaining points</li></li></ul><li>Valley Library<br />Oregon State University<br />
  13. 13. A popular gathering place<br />
  14. 14. Students are choosing smart phones<br />
  15. 15. Rewards <br />Promotional Library T’s<br />Coffee shop gift certificate<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Albertsons Library<br />Boise State University<br />
  18. 18. The original trek<br />
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  20. 20. Student created trek<br />
  21. 21. Questions?<br />
  22. 22. Margaret Mellinger<br />Associate Professor/Librarian<br />Oregon State University<br />@ultravioletbat<br />margaret.mellinger@oregonstate.edu<br />Amy Vecchione<br />Assistant Professor/Librarian<br />Boise State University<br />@librarythinking<br />amyvecchione@boisestate.edu<br />
  23. 23. Works Cited<br />Zickuhr, Kathryn and Aaron Smith. 11/4/2010. 4% of online Americans use location-based Services. Pew Internet & American Life Report. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Location-based-services.aspx<br />

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