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    1. LOEX of the West 2012Everybody’s surfin’ now:Teaching and learning withmobile technologyRobin Canuel, McGill University LibraryChad Crichton, University of Toronto LibrariesMaria Savova, Claremont Colleges Library
    2. By the end of this presentation 1) Have a greater appreciation of the value of mobile technology in a library context 2) Learn how mobile technology can impact the ways librarians and library clients interact with library resources and services 3) Be familiar with some of the challenges libraries and library clients face when using electronic content on mobile devices 4) Learn ways to integrate mobile technology into your information literacy instruction workshops 5) Be familiar with some new ways of searching for information using mobile devices
    3. E-reader and Tablet Ownershipin USAPew Research Center:• Tablet and e-book reader ownership nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December 2011 and early January 2012• The number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% to 29% in the same period (Rainie, 2012)
    4. iPod 62% Smartphone 55% iPad 8%Dahlstrom, Eden, Tom de Boor, Peter Grunwald, and Martha Vockley, with a foreword by Diana Oblinger. The ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and InformationTechnology, 2011 (Research Report). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, October 2011, available from: http://www.educause.edu/ecar.
    5. http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/images/results.aspx?qu=college%20phone&ctt=1#ai:MP90044224 ECAR Recommendations Integrate technology into courses Professional development for instructors Leverage technologies that students value Nail the basicsECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technologyhttp://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1103/ERS1103W.pdf
    6. Mobile Technology for Loan• E-reader loan• iPad loan pilot project
    7. Mobile Learning“Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed,predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takesadvantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.” O’Malley, C., Vavoula, G., Glew, J. P., Taylor, J., Sharples, M., & Lefrere, P. (2003)“...meeting learning objectives in ways that transcend geographicallimitations and pursuing the use of technologies that best facilitate thisaim.” Savova & Garsia (2012) http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/images/results.aspx?qu=cell%20phones#ai:MP900422734|mt:2|
    8. Developing a Mobile TechnologyWorkshop• Connectivity• Accessing e-Content• E-Formats• Digital Rights Management (DRM)• Managing Content• New Ways of Searching for Information
    9. The McGill Library WorkshopMcGill Library from the palm of your hand• Students (part of library orientation program)• Librarians• Faculty• Library Science masters students• Information and Library Technologies students• Health care professionals
    10. Connectivity • Internet capable 2G/3G/4G data plans vs. Wi-Fi only Smartphones Tablets iPod Touch Some e-readers • Not Internet capable Sony Reader Kobo B&N Nook Cybook iLiad Libre
    11. Connectivity• Institutional Wireless Network• Virtual Private Network (VPN)• EZ Proxy
    12. McGill e-Library• 831,708 eBooks• 1,000,000 eTheses• 752 eAudiobooks• 76,008 eJournals• 873 databases• 2,119 eNewspapers• 11,014 eRecorded music• 1,969 eScores• 1,006 eVideos
    13. E-Content Questions• Downloadable or online only?• Compatible with which operating systems?• Compatible with mobile devices? Which ones?• What electronic format?• What is the quality of the reading experience on a small screen?• What are the DRM limitations?
    14. Accessing Content View onlineDirect download – view offline Download and transfer – view offline
    15. Accessing Library ElectronicContent Directly on a Mobile Device • Through the mobile or full library web sites • Using library apps: EBSCO, ScienceDirect, Springer, etc.
    16. Apps vs. Web sites
    17. Using Library Electronic ContentOffline Challenges: • Shortcomings of current catalogues  Can it be downloaded?  Availability of e-content • Electronic formats • DRM
    18. • SCREENSHOT
    19. Electronic Formats – Online Onlyvs. Downloadable VS.
    20. PDF on a Small Screen
    21. What Does “Reflowable” Text Mean?
    22. Reflowable e-Book Formats EPUB – format standard for digital publishing Compatible with almost every device but the Amazon Kindle AZW Kindle Format Compatible with the Amazon Kindle (device and reading apps) MobiPocket Reader Format - universal eBook Reader for PDAs Compatible with most smartphones and some e-readers
    23. Converting PDFs into e-ReaderFriendly Formats Application on Science Direct Free ebook management software
    24. DRM - Digital Rights Management http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/images/results.aspx?qu=lock&origin=FX010132103#ai:MP900433153|
    25. DRM is Controversial Protection against copyright infringement and digital piracy Restricts the owner rights of a buyer of legally purchased e-book Creates additional technological challenges to borrowing of e- books
    26. Ways in Which DRM RestrictsUser Access• Number of simultaneous users• Duration of access• Printing and copying capabilities• Number of views• Extent of content• Type and number of devices allowed to display the work
    27. DRM-free vs. Free
    28. Managing Electronic Content onApple devices• E-book reading apps (BlueFire Reader, iBooks, Stanza)• PDF apps (PDF-notes, PDFReader, PerfectReader, BlueFire Reader)• Vendor-specific apps (OverDrive Media Console, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo)
    29. • SCREENSHOT
    30. Android File Structure
    31. Management of online content inthe cloud
    32. New Ways of Searching forInformation• Voice Search• Visual Search• Context-specific search results• Barcode & QR Codes Scanning• Augmented Reality
    33. Other Audio Apps
    34. Academic Applications
    35. Google Goggles
    36. Image Search Photo credit: Klaus Fiedler
    37. Location Aware Search Results
    38. QR Codes• Links to electronic resources• Instructional videos• Useful websites for further information• Contact details• Storing information for future reference
    39. Augmented Reality Video
    40. Augmented Reality Video
    41. Conclusions• In the future, we’ll all simply be moving from screen to screen to screen in our ever more constant digital interactions• Technological advances are fundamentally changing the way that library users interact with digital information• Librarians must leverage their role as teachers in order to help ensure their continued relevance given these advancements• Workshops such as those held at McGill will soon no longer be seen as covering a specialized topic, but will simply be a typical component of traditional information literacy instruction
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