New York Society Library (Founded 1754)• Current memberships: Current memberships: 3,080 3 080• Members who joined in 2010 and 2011: 468• Years of our longest current membership: 71 • Books in the collection: 279,494 • Books added to the collection in 2010: Books added to the collection in 2010: 4,944 4,944• Books checked out in 2010: 86,210 • Books currently checked out: Books currently checked out: 4,405 4 405• Books checked out on an average day: 320 The New York Society Library: By the Numbers by Patrick Rayner http://www.nysoclib.org/notes/2011/by_numbers.html
Library Policy on Phones“The use of cell phones or any electronic listening devices is The use of cell phones or any electronic listening devices is prohibited throughout the Library. This rule will be strictly enforced by the staff. Please be sure to turn off your cell phone when you enter the building.when you enter the building ”
Library Policy on Laptops Library Policy on Laptops“Laptop use is allowed only in the Green Alcove, the study rooms and Hornblower Room on the fifth floor, and in rooms and Hornblower Room on the fifth floor and indesignated areas in the stacks. All laptops must be used with audio and sound devices turned off.” Library Policy on Smart Phones? Doesn’t exist. However, as long as library members are silently using their phone and not disturbing others, we don’t mind.
Monitoring Use Online: gUsing Google Analytics, Using Google Analytics, 3% of all visitors to our up to ten people per day main website in 2010 visited our library catalog used mobile devices. d bil d i on mobile devices. bil d i
Monitoring Use in Person: Monitoring Use in Person:Good Use:Good Use: Bad Use Bad Use• Using a smart phone • Using a cell phone in during a lecture to during a lecture to the library to call the the library to call the research a speaker front desk to report that • Searching the online Searching the online they were out of printer catalog in the stacks paper • Cell phones going off during lectures & presentations.
Teaching Classes Teaching Classes Past Class: Mobile Internet Past Class: Mobile Internet November 12, 2009 http://www.nysoclib.org/tech/internet17.html• SMS searching• GOOG‐411 (since discontinued)• Updating Twitter & Facebook through texting• Brief introduction to smart phones B i f i t d ti t t h• The seven members who signed up brought their phones and y we made sure everyone could search the Internet.
Teaching Classes Teaching Classes Upcoming Class: Apple s Technologies Upcoming Class: Apple’s Technologies Monday, May 23, 2011 http://www.nysoclib.org/tech/computers22.html(26 members registered) For new and prospective Apple users or the merely curious. This course will provide an overview of various Apple products, including personal computers, iPods and iPhones. We will unpack the most useful Apple software (iTunes, iPhoto, unpack the most useful Apple software (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie) and take a peek at the offerings available at the App store.
Querying Members Querying MembersFrom our 2011 Technology Workshop evaluations (still in gy p ( progress), our library members expressed interest in future classes on: 1. Finding free books online 1 Fi di f b k li 2. Cloud storage 3. Adobe Photoshop 3 Adobe Photoshop 4. Blogs & creating a home page 5. Widgets & Apps g pp 6. Online museum research 7. PowerPoint
Upcoming Plans Upcoming Plans• A new member‐wide survey in 2011 should A new member wide survey in 2011 should help determine the areas of interest and expansion with our members. Our last expansion with our members Our last member survey was in 2000.• Redesign of the website & catalog to make it cleaner, slicker and mobile‐friendly. Library l li k d bil f i dl Lib member focus group for ideas.
Audio Blog Posts: Audio Blog Posts:Record an audio blog post on Tumblr from any phone (one per day, five minute limit): h ( d fi i t li it) http://www.tumblr.com/goodies
Unique Apps: Unique Apps:Only Available on Smart PhonesOnly Available on Smart Phones
Unique Apps:• Compass (directions and orientation)• Metal Detector (find buried treasure)• Flashlight (escape dark movie theaters)• Bubble (level surfaces)• Google Maps (where am I right now?)• Google Googles (identify real-life images)• Google Sky Map G S (view the constellations) ( )• Google Translate (audio-driven language translation)• Barcode Scanner (scan QR codes)• xPiano (play a song)• Guitar Chords (tune and play)• Shazam (identify the song that’s playing)• Bump (share information by touching phones)• Foursquare (share location with friends)• y Labyrinth ( (navigate a ball through a maze) g g )• Light Sabers (duel with friends),
Printed Books & QR Codes:Printed Books & QR Codes: Around the World in 80 Days A d h W ld i 80 D with 2D codes by Ubimark books http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE5Ch4NnVu0h // b / h? O h 0
Printed Books & QR Codes: Printed Books & QR Codes: Around the world in 80 days: A d h ld i 80 dThe ubitour version guided by your mobile phone http://www.amazon.com/Around‐world‐80‐days‐ h // / d ld 80 d ubitour/dp/1449582737 ($18.00)
THANK YOU!THANK YOU! Ingrid Richter, Head of Systems New York Society Library firstname.lastname@example.org systems@nysoclib org