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YALS 2011

  1. 1. Teens, Tweens, Their Devices, and the Library YALS Conference September 29, 2011Thursday, September 29, 11
  2. 2. It’s not all about the library...Thursday, September 29, 11
  3. 3. It’s not about the gadget...Thursday, September 29, 11
  4. 4. It’s about the teens ... and tweens.Thursday, September 29, 11
  5. 5. These Days Are OverThursday, September 29, 11
  6. 6. Today’s LibraryThursday, September 29, 11
  7. 7. Why try to reach teens with gadgets? Gadgets are teens’: • communication hub • entertainment platform • ready referenceThursday, September 29, 11
  8. 8. Some Stats from Pew Research (October 2010) • 66% of 12-13 year olds own a cell phone. • 80% of 14-17 year olds own one. • In households earning less than $30,000/year, 59% of teens own a cell phone. This percentage increases with household earnings to 87%. • What probably makes a difference in NH is the lack of cellular service in some of our communities. http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2010/Oct/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspxThursday, September 29, 11
  9. 9. Pew Internet: How kids talk daily Text Talk Cell Talk Talk Landline Social Network IM Email 0 15 30 45 60 2009 http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2010/Oct/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspxThursday, September 29, 11
  10. 10. Text? How is the library going to text teens?Thursday, September 29, 11
  11. 11. What not Gmail? • There is no charge to the library to send an SMS. But you have a limited number to send. • The recipient will be charged if they do not have a texting plan. • If they reply, the message will go to your chat history in case you miss it. • Send a text to 5 people at once through Google Voice, too.Thursday, September 29, 11
  12. 12. What more can the library do for teens...?Thursday, September 29, 11
  13. 13. Mobile Site Mobile sites are easy to create with blogging software like WordPress or Blogger. Add useful links to help them connect with the people and services they need.Thursday, September 29, 11
  14. 14. QR Codes Quick read codes can be used in a variety of ways. (This one links to a YouTube video.)Thursday, September 29, 11
  15. 15. QR Code Ideas • Add QR codes to library posters for adding the event to their calendar. • Placing a QR code on a book linking to a webpage for readalike suggestions. • Giving the library’s contact information in a QR code to get added to the patron’s contacts.Thursday, September 29, 11
  16. 16. eBooks • Library eBooks can be read devices other than dedicated readers, like on Android phones and tablets and iPod Touches and iPhones. • Schools are promoting the service and purchasing their own readers and eBooks.Thursday, September 29, 11
  17. 17. The simple guide to gadgets... Now it’s all about the toys.Thursday, September 29, 11
  18. 18. There are three major players to know about...Thursday, September 29, 11
  19. 19. Android Google’s Operating SystemThursday, September 29, 11
  20. 20. A Google Search for Choices, choices! Android TabletsThursday, September 29, 11
  21. 21. Android Hints • Is it an Android? Look for the • Direct download of MP3 “Google” brand or the four audiobooks, but transfer (with “buttons” at the bottom of the cable) from computer screen. recommended • Open source operating system • Direct download of eBooks with OMC or (kind of directly download) to the Kindle app. • Used by many, many phone and tablet manufacturers and each manufacturer makes changes to the system. • Outselling iPhone 2 to 1.Thursday, September 29, 11
  22. 22. Apple What to knowThursday, September 29, 11
  23. 23. Apple Hints • What it does best: mini-computer • It’s recommended to download on the go. MP3 to computer and transfer with cable via iTunes • Games, music, video, productivity tools, etc. • Transfer of WMA audiobooks from a PC via iTunes with a cable • Download eBooks from OverDrive. • Directly download MP3 audiobooks via wireless or cellular connection.Thursday, September 29, 11
  24. 24. Dedicated Readers • What they do best: eBook Reading. • Early returns through Adobe Digital Editions, the mobile OMC app, or the Kindle account. • May offer wireless or cellular download of eBooks purchased from store • Often developed on closed Android operating system -- like Nooks and the new Kindle Fire. • All OverDrive eBooks are transferred from computer with cable via Adobe Digital Editions or sent wirelessly to the Kindle from a computer.Thursday, September 29, 11
  25. 25. The Kindle (Original) • Created by Amazon • Now allows wireless downloads of Audible audiobooks (wi-fi, not cellular) • Uses proprietary DRM • Now allows for wireless transfers of • Does not use EPUB (the format OverDrive eBooks (wi-fi, not NHDB uses) cellular) • Recently compatible with • Wireless Internet access to check OverDrive. email, use Wikipedia, etc. • Allows wireless downloads of Kindle eBooksThursday, September 29, 11
  26. 26. Tablets • Text Editing • Games! • Presentations • Research • Spreadsheets • Reading • Video and photo editing • Music • Camera • Videos • Scanning • And more...Thursday, September 29, 11
  27. 27. What’s new?Thursday, September 29, 11
  28. 28. New Amazon KindlesThursday, September 29, 11
  29. 29. New Kindles & PricingThursday, September 29, 11
  30. 30. Apple will release a new operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad called iOS 5.Thursday, September 29, 11
  31. 31. New iMessage from Apple coming soon! http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/features.html#imessageThursday, September 29, 11
  32. 32. iCloud A competitor to Google?Thursday, September 29, 11
  33. 33. References http://yals2011.tumblr.com/Thursday, September 29, 11

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