The Mobile Library at UCD:Achievements & Plans        Samantha Drennan                             Josh Clark     Head of ...
Overview• Achievements to date• Plans… our approach• Mobile Library website• Statistics: Desktop v Mobile
Achievements• UCD Mobile App   – Library Catalogue   – Map   – Open Hours• Mobile Catalogue• Mobile Web• QR Codes  used to...
Connecting with our users…
Plans…• Mobile devices are connecting everything• In 2012 over 50% of all Web access was being done  via handhelds*• Gartn...
The Mobile Website• 2010 – 2011: New library website  designed & implemented in a CMS  environment• Chose to pare mobile v...
The Essentials– Opening hours– Library branch info– Contacts– Assistance while in the Library (IT,  borrowing info)– Off-c...
Branding•Impetus to have consistent look andfeel•All web components to blendgenerally with website scheme
Some Statistics           Pageviews September 2011 – August 2012mobile       main homepage   % mobilehomepage15,423       ...
Pageviews – Opening Hrs  September 2011 – August 2012 mobile     main website   % mobile 9,740      47,229          17.1  ...
Total Mobile Visits September 2011 – August 2012Visits to ANY     TOTAL visits   % mobilepage from amobile device19,787   ...
Statistics - conclusions•A slight upward trend in mobileaccess•Some webpages well-used in thisenvironment (essential info)...
Challenges• The display issue• Some pages are mirrored, some  not• Branding• Are mobile users making an  impact?
THANK YOUSamantha DrennanHead of LibraryInformation Technologyemail: samantha.drennan@ucd.ieJosh ClarkOutreach Librarianem...
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark
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The Mobile Library at UCD: achievements and plans. Authors: Samantha Drennan, Joshua Clark

  1. The Mobile Library at UCD:Achievements & Plans Samantha Drennan Josh Clark Head of Library Information Technology Outreach Librarian An Leabharlann, An Coláiste UCD Library Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
  2. Overview• Achievements to date• Plans… our approach• Mobile Library website• Statistics: Desktop v Mobile
  3. Achievements• UCD Mobile App – Library Catalogue – Map – Open Hours• Mobile Catalogue• Mobile Web• QR Codes used to provide additional information on Library services• iPad for Library Roving Service
  4. Connecting with our users…
  5. Plans…• Mobile devices are connecting everything• In 2012 over 50% of all Web access was being done via handhelds*• Gartner predicts that by 2013 mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide• By 2015 over 80% of the handsets sold in mature markets will be smartphones• Mobile Strategy• Continue to develop… * Ericsson study
  6. The Mobile Website• 2010 – 2011: New library website designed & implemented in a CMS environment• Chose to pare mobile version down to essential information
  7. The Essentials– Opening hours– Library branch info– Contacts– Assistance while in the Library (IT, borrowing info)– Off-campus access queries– Visitor info– News– The Library Catalogue
  8. Branding•Impetus to have consistent look andfeel•All web components to blendgenerally with website scheme
  9. Some Statistics Pageviews September 2011 – August 2012mobile main homepage % mobilehomepage15,423 829,215 1.8 October 2012mobile main homepage % mobilehomepage4,390 115,850 3.7
  10. Pageviews – Opening Hrs September 2011 – August 2012 mobile main website % mobile 9,740 47,229 17.1 October 2012 mobile main website % mobile 2,292 4,995 31.5
  11. Total Mobile Visits September 2011 – August 2012Visits to ANY TOTAL visits % mobilepage from amobile device19,787 630,409 3.14 October 2012mobile main website % mobile4,966 83,269 5.96
  12. Statistics - conclusions•A slight upward trend in mobileaccess•Some webpages well-used in thisenvironment (essential info)•Need more analysis of statistics todetermine where our opportunities lie
  13. Challenges• The display issue• Some pages are mirrored, some not• Branding• Are mobile users making an impact?
  14. THANK YOUSamantha DrennanHead of LibraryInformation Technologyemail: samantha.drennan@ucd.ieJosh ClarkOutreach Librarianemail: joshua.clark@ucd.ie

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