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Mobile Strategies for Libraries by Amy York

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Mobile Strategies for Libraries by Amy York

  1. 1. Mobile Strategies for Libraries Photo by TomFlemming via flickr Amy York, Middle Tennessee State University
  2. 2. Why go mobile?
  3. 3. So what?• 31% of cell internet users do most online browsing on a phone. 45% among 18-29 year olds. (Pew Internet) – Economics, race contributing factors• 55% undergrads have smartphones; 37% use it for academics (ECAR Study 2012)
  4. 4. Mobile Friendly Mobile Website or Mobile App orResponsive or simple web design
  5. 5. Mobile Friendly? Are you mobile friendly?• http://www.howtogomo.com
  6. 6. Mobile Site vs. Mobile App (Web App) (Native App) Instantly Available Interactivity Compatible Personalization Update Instantly Data Manipulation Easily Found Native Functionality Time and Cost • Camera, GPS Sustainability Offline Access
  7. 7. What to include? • Hours • Room/Computer Reservations • Building Directory/Branch Locations • News and Events • Reading Lists • Catalog Search • Mobile Databases • Library Account access • Contact/Virtual ReferenceBoopsie: Non-Catalog Services More Popular with Mobile Library Patrons. (n.d.). Retrieved September 21, 2012, fromhttp://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/11/prweb4787284.htm
  8. 8. How do you build it?
  9. 9. Mobile Websites a.k.a Web Apps
  10. 10. Dimensions, Fluidity, CSS From CareAce.net: http://bit.ly/displaysize
  11. 11. http://snippetspace.com/portfolio/iwebkit/
  12. 12. http://library.mtsu.edu/m
  13. 13. Find Books and More Innovative AirPac
  14. 14. ArticlesEBSCO Mobile Databases
  15. 15. Hours
  16. 16. EventsLibcal 3/3/3 for Free http://springshare.com/libcal/free.html
  17. 17. iUI“iUI supports iOS, Android, Rim OS6, MeeGo, Bada, WebOS, ...smartphones and tablets.” http://www.iui-js.org/
  18. 18. MSG– Mobile Site Generator using iUI Framework http://www.hiddenpeanuts.com/msg/
  19. 19. UNC Library
  20. 20. Adelphi University From iUI Gallery page
  21. 21. Bank of America From iUI Gallery
  22. 22. IUI Examplehttp://m.library.nashville.org
  23. 23. To Redirect , or not to Redirect?
  24. 24. Mobile Redirect<script type="text/javascript"><!--if (screen.width <= 720) {document.location ="http://library.mtsu.edu/m/";}//--></script>
  25. 25. Mobile Redirect 2<script src="http://static.dudamobile.com/DM_redirect.js"type="text/javascript"></script><script type="text/javascript"> DM_redirect("http://library.mtsu.edu/m/");</script> http://library.mtsu.edu/index.php?no_redirect=true
  26. 26. Apps(a.k.a Native Apps)
  27. 27. Why a Native App?• Device hardware: camera, accelerometer, etc.• Speed• Offline access (ebooks, etc)• Monetization $$$$
  28. 28. Native App Development• iOS: http://developer.apple.com – Need a Mac and tools: Xcode and iOS SDK – Programming: Objective-C and Cocoa Touch Framework• Android: http://developer.android.com – Tools: PC and Android SDK download – Programming: Java
  29. 29. Hire an Apphttp://www.boopsie.com/library/
  30. 30. Boopsie Example One click downloads; Boopsie Optimum package Scan: Boopsie Optimum package
  31. 31. Boopsie ExampleGeolocation NOT restricted to Native Apps: see HTML5
  32. 32. Boopsie Cost?• $1000?• $2000?• Based on size?
  33. 33. Hire a Studenthttp://www.mtsu.edu/mobile/
  34. 34. MTSU Mobile v2
  35. 35. MT Geosciences
  36. 36. Responsive Design “One Web to Rule them All”
  37. 37. http://bostonglobe.com/
  38. 38. Responsive Design: HOW?• HTML 5• Fluid Grid Design: No fixed width, objects can wrap• CSS selection with media queries --<link href="styles.css" type="text/css" media="screen" rel="stylesheet"/><link href="print.css" type="text/css" media="print" rel="stylesheet"/><link href="mobile.css" type="text/css" media="screen and (max-device-width: 480px)"rel="stylesheet"/>• Swap or Crop Images with media queries or CSS
  39. 39. Mobile AccessoriesBy windsordi (absent for a week) via flick
  40. 40. QR CodesKaywa: qrcode.kaywa.com QR Reader apps: Kaywa, Quickmark, others?QR Stuff: www.qrstuff.com
  41. 41. SMS (Text) Notifications • Requested book is available • Due date reminders • Request a list of loans • renewing books • requesting fines info • checking the availability of books • request open hours • Reference help • Text a call number from catalogby thegloaming via flickr
  42. 42. Mobile Databases & Research Appshttp://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/mobile
  43. 43. Database and Research AppsURL: http://nscc.libguides.com/apps
  44. 44. Questions? Comments? http://libraryguides.mtsu.edu/datafestyork

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