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Handheld Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Near Field Communication


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A lightning talk given by Sheli McHugh and Kristen Yarmey for the Handheld Librarian online conference on February 1, 2012.

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Handheld Librarian: A Librarian's Guide to Near Field Communication

  1. 1. A Librarian’s Field Guide to Near Field Communication
  2. 2. with your guides @shelitwits and @kristenyt
  3. 3. What is NFC? A way for devices to transmit and receive information wirelessly at close range
  4. 4. How does it work? Initiator (NFC-enabled smartphone) Target (NFC tagged smart poster)
  5. 5. How does it work? Initiator/target Target/initiator
  6. 6. Why do we need this?
  7. 7. Maybe we do need this. “a game changer” “the biggest shift in technology since the iPhone” “from smartphones to to superphones”
  8. 8. Mobile payment
  9. 9. Access and authentication
  10. 10. Mobile marketing
  11. 11. Social media and gaming
  12. 12. Information sharing
  13. 13. Shortcuts
  14. 14. Ubiquitous sensors
  15. 15. What does this mean for us? • No more library cards • Mobile payment of library fines • Authentication for library computers & printers • Marketing and event planning with smart posters • Gaming
  16. 16. Objects can communicate • NFC tags on books or media resources could contain: – Bibliographic information – Reviews – Author biography – Link to similar resources – Social media integration – Due date for a checked-out book
  17. 17. A truly mobile collection • Off-the-shelf self-checkout – Bibliotecha has a prototype app!
  18. 18. Thank you!