Courtney Mlinar, HPD Library     Nova Southeastern UniversityHandheld Librarian Conference 2012
How I got started… Medicine is Mobile Initiative Fall 2009 Morphed into iPad Initiative Fall 2010 LibGuides created Sum...
Holiday card 2011
Poll #1
Preparations Pilot projects at other medical schools Other HE projects: SHUmobile webinar http://blogs.shu.edu/mobile/ ...
Suggested Reading iMed Initiative UC Irvine http://www.uci.edu/features/2011/01/feature_imed_110118.php SHUmobile Initia...
Observations… Pedagogy, curriculum changes HPD, other medical  schools Problems with LMS flexibility: mobile solutions?
Poll #2
Issues… Unreliable wi-fi: need for apps that don’t require  internet access Librarians need access to devices in order t...
Poll #3
Big change in library instruction: Jamaica Medical Mission December 2010 Added apps to devices for Pharmacy students Re...
New library instruction buildingblocks: Orientation Basic Library instruction: searching medical literature Advanced se...
Poll #4
App Development evolves… Platform specific to cross-platform expectation Library database app authentication Database a...
4 Types of Apps emerge 2011… Abridged versions of databases Native apps: use device features such as camera, GPS Hybrid...
Mobile-optimized databases… Library databases: updated by vendor Hybrid apps- native app platform plus mobile-  optimize...
Poll #5
Ebook platform apps- Some ebook platforms require app to read (CHMate  LITE) Some ebooks download directly to device to ...
McGraw-Hill Access Medicine
Poll #6
How to Evaluate? Similar to web site evaluation:CRAAP (University of California Chico State)Meriam Library, U. o. C., Chi...
Web Site: C = Currency R = Relevance A = Authority A = Accuracy P = PurposeMeriam Library, U. o. C., Chico. (2010). E...
CRAPPIES for Apps C = Currency R = Relevance A = Authority P = Purpose P = Proven to be Accurate and Useful I = Intu...
Current App Gaps Compliance for users with disabilities Cross-Platform availability Usefulness Unreliable reviews
How do I start? Access to devices Talk to database vendors about their apps Anticipate apps for major journals, databas...
Test Driven Apps
1. Database AppsApps available through institutional licensingAuthentication: Some require you to create an account on da...
Possible issues: App usage may take a seat if you have a database that is  limited to a certain number of simultaneous us...
EBSCO- emails access code
Download app, use access code-
Search EBSCO using app-similar to My Folder
Relevance or Date ordered results
PDF opens- save in different apps…
PDF apps-
Gale: Access My Libraryhttp://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/
Setup Gale Resourcesusing email address
They email authentication code-Call Gale technical support if you have issues  Remember to Update My Resources often  Hy...
Gale Databases
Authentication screen opens-
Results-
PDF- must read on screen
Science Direct
Sciverse Applications Portal
Medical Library Database Apps   Clinical Pharmacology   DynaMed   FirstConsult   Micromedex Drug Information   Microm...
2. Journal Apps Emerald JSTOR betaAlso search the App store by journal name(NEJM, Chest…)
3. Ebook AppsFor textbook entire curriculum package:Vital Source: Bookshelf   http://www.ingramcontent.com/MRKNG/2011/5237...
InklingFor individual purchase- interactive videos, images, links  for iPadBuy individual chapters for $1.99http://www.ink...
Inkling screen shots
Other recommended ebook apps: Kindle – NEW: send Word docs, PDFs to Send-to- Kindle email address (Amazon cloud)-automati...
iBooks
iBooks textbooks (NEW)
iBooks categories
More e-reader apps Stanza Audiobooks CHMate LITE
4. News: Science, Medicine Zite
Plos Reader
News: HE Times Higher Education- some content free
Chronicle of Higher Education
News: World Guardian Eyewitness
Flipboard
SkyGrid
Google Currents
5. Citations Mendeley- stores citations & PDFs, syncs AP Mobile iCite (APA)
6. Streaming video UStream
Skype
Facetime
7. PDFs PDF Expert
8. Documents and Notes Evernote
Springpad
Quick Office
Awesome Lists-To Do Lists
Noteshelf
9. Teaching Tegrity Mobile
Keynote
Dropbox
Open Culture
Questions?
Avoid the CRAPPIES 
Happy App-ing!
Thank you!!!!Courtney Mlinarcm1470@nova.edu
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Top mobile apps for Higher Education

  1. 1. Courtney Mlinar, HPD Library Nova Southeastern UniversityHandheld Librarian Conference 2012
  2. 2. How I got started… Medicine is Mobile Initiative Fall 2009 Morphed into iPad Initiative Fall 2010 LibGuides created Summer 2010 Faculty Development Spring 2011 New leadership in OIT Spring 2011 Emerging Technologies Librarian Spring 2011 HPD Library purchased iPad2s Summer 2011 Macs in Library Information Commons Fall 2011
  3. 3. Holiday card 2011
  4. 4. Poll #1
  5. 5. Preparations Pilot projects at other medical schools Other HE projects: SHUmobile webinar http://blogs.shu.edu/mobile/ UC Irvine- what we learned webinar http://www.imeded.uci.edu/ Medical, HE blogs, Twitter Collaboration with HPD faculty, students Mac OS training with OIT Spring 2011 Collaboration within ALA, ACRL, MLA
  6. 6. Suggested Reading iMed Initiative UC Irvine http://www.uci.edu/features/2011/01/feature_imed_110118.php SHUmobile Initiative http://blogs.shu.edu/mobile/about/ ACU Connected http://www.acu.edu/technology/mobilelearning/ Apple in Education http://www.apple.com/education/resources/ HPD Library mobile tab http://nova.campusguides.com/content.php?pid=104950&sid=835769
  7. 7. Observations… Pedagogy, curriculum changes HPD, other medical schools Problems with LMS flexibility: mobile solutions?
  8. 8. Poll #2
  9. 9. Issues… Unreliable wi-fi: need for apps that don’t require internet access Librarians need access to devices in order to help patronshttp://unclutterer.com/2007/09/27/what-to-do-with-your-old-cell-phone/
  10. 10. Poll #3
  11. 11. Big change in library instruction: Jamaica Medical Mission December 2010 Added apps to devices for Pharmacy students Result: between 300-500 interventions per day Faculty requested adding apps to instruction Faculty requesting more instruction for both students, themselves Library became center for Inter-professional Learning
  12. 12. New library instruction buildingblocks: Orientation Basic Library instruction: searching medical literature Advanced searching, evidence-based medicine Training for citation software (EndNote) Clinical databases, evaluating web resources Medical apps- recommended apps, how to evaluate apps
  13. 13. Poll #4
  14. 14. App Development evolves… Platform specific to cross-platform expectation Library database app authentication Database apps- abridged versions? Some database apps affiliate with app aggregators
  15. 15. 4 Types of Apps emerge 2011… Abridged versions of databases Native apps: use device features such as camera, GPS Hybrid apps: combo native app and mobile-optimized web site Pure mobile-optimized web site with app portal
  16. 16. Mobile-optimized databases… Library databases: updated by vendor Hybrid apps- native app platform plus mobile- optimized database Journal apps: read abstract only, link to full text Combination journal app and web site
  17. 17. Poll #5
  18. 18. Ebook platform apps- Some ebook platforms require app to read (CHMate LITE) Some ebooks download directly to device to read offline Ebooks with web site type features: videos, audio, supplementary materials
  19. 19. McGraw-Hill Access Medicine
  20. 20. Poll #6
  21. 21. How to Evaluate? Similar to web site evaluation:CRAAP (University of California Chico State)Meriam Library, U. o. C., Chico. (2010). Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test, from http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf
  22. 22. Web Site: C = Currency R = Relevance A = Authority A = Accuracy P = PurposeMeriam Library, U. o. C., Chico. (2010). Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test, from http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf
  23. 23. CRAPPIES for Apps C = Currency R = Relevance A = Authority P = Purpose P = Proven to be Accurate and Useful I = Intuitive* E = Easy to find what user wants S = Stable interface* Spool, J. M. (2005). What makes a Design seem ‘Intuitive’? Retrieved Jan. 20, 2012, from http://www.uie.com/articles/design_intuitive/
  24. 24. Current App Gaps Compliance for users with disabilities Cross-Platform availability Usefulness Unreliable reviews
  25. 25. How do I start? Access to devices Talk to database vendors about their apps Anticipate apps for major journals, databases, ebook platforms Identify best apps for your users Learn how to use apps Add app evaluation and key apps to instruction
  26. 26. Test Driven Apps
  27. 27. 1. Database AppsApps available through institutional licensingAuthentication: Some require you to create an account on database search page Some require an access code Some require a password from database help or mobile web page Ask vendor if statistics are available
  28. 28. Possible issues: App usage may take a seat if you have a database that is limited to a certain number of simultaneous users App password / access code may expire periodically
  29. 29. EBSCO- emails access code
  30. 30. Download app, use access code-
  31. 31. Search EBSCO using app-similar to My Folder
  32. 32. Relevance or Date ordered results
  33. 33. PDF opens- save in different apps…
  34. 34. PDF apps-
  35. 35. Gale: Access My Libraryhttp://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/
  36. 36. Setup Gale Resourcesusing email address
  37. 37. They email authentication code-Call Gale technical support if you have issues  Remember to Update My Resources often  Hybrid app: part native app, part mobile site portal  Allows Power Search all Gale databases or all Gale Ebooks
  38. 38. Gale Databases
  39. 39. Authentication screen opens-
  40. 40. Results-
  41. 41. PDF- must read on screen
  42. 42. Science Direct
  43. 43. Sciverse Applications Portal
  44. 44. Medical Library Database Apps Clinical Pharmacology DynaMed FirstConsult Micromedex Drug Information Micromedex Drug Interactions Micromedex IV Compatibility Natural Standard Skyscape Stat!Ref Visual Dx
  45. 45. 2. Journal Apps Emerald JSTOR betaAlso search the App store by journal name(NEJM, Chest…)
  46. 46. 3. Ebook AppsFor textbook entire curriculum package:Vital Source: Bookshelf http://www.ingramcontent.com/MRKNG/2011/52373/52373Vitalsource.htmlYouTube video about Bookshelfhttp://youtu.be/N7WprfUbKg0
  47. 47. InklingFor individual purchase- interactive videos, images, links for iPadBuy individual chapters for $1.99http://www.inkling.com/about/
  48. 48. Inkling screen shots
  49. 49. Other recommended ebook apps: Kindle – NEW: send Word docs, PDFs to Send-to- Kindle email address (Amazon cloud)-automatically delivered to your device.
  50. 50. iBooks
  51. 51. iBooks textbooks (NEW)
  52. 52. iBooks categories
  53. 53. More e-reader apps Stanza Audiobooks CHMate LITE
  54. 54. 4. News: Science, Medicine Zite
  55. 55. Plos Reader
  56. 56. News: HE Times Higher Education- some content free
  57. 57. Chronicle of Higher Education
  58. 58. News: World Guardian Eyewitness
  59. 59. Flipboard
  60. 60. SkyGrid
  61. 61. Google Currents
  62. 62. 5. Citations Mendeley- stores citations & PDFs, syncs AP Mobile iCite (APA)
  63. 63. 6. Streaming video UStream
  64. 64. Skype
  65. 65. Facetime
  66. 66. 7. PDFs PDF Expert
  67. 67. 8. Documents and Notes Evernote
  68. 68. Springpad
  69. 69. Quick Office
  70. 70. Awesome Lists-To Do Lists
  71. 71. Noteshelf
  72. 72. 9. Teaching Tegrity Mobile
  73. 73. Keynote
  74. 74. Dropbox
  75. 75. Open Culture
  76. 76. Questions?
  77. 77. Avoid the CRAPPIES 
  78. 78. Happy App-ing!
  79. 79. Thank you!!!!Courtney Mlinarcm1470@nova.edu

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