Text a Librarian Presentation at Handheld Librarian Conference, July 2009

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Presentation of Mosio's Text a Librarian by Gabriel Macias at Handheld Librarian Conference, July 30, 2009.

For more information or to sign up for a live demo, please visit: http://www.textalibrarian.com

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Text a Librarian Presentation at Handheld Librarian Conference, July 2009

  1. 1. Gabriel Macias gabe@textalibrarian.com www.textalibrarian.com
  2. 2. About Text a Librarian: • Launched in January 09 • Built for libraries from feedback and conversations with library professionals • Web Based Interface • Secure & Reliable – Privacy Features / Mobile Carrier certification • Easy to implement, learn, use, and market to patrons
  3. 3. Texting messaging on the rise: • 3.5 Billion Text Messages per Day in 2008 – CTIA Wireless • Americans now send twice as many text messages as they make phone calls – Nielsen Mobile Text Message Reference enables libraries to: • Connect with patrons anywhere • Extend their outreach • Increase reference productivity
  4. 4. Things to consider when providing Text Message Reference: • Security • Privacy • Cost • Implementation • Features • Reporting • Marketing • Ease of Use / Functionality • Support
  5. 5. Patron ID
  6. 6. Patron ID Reporting
  7. 7. Patron ID Reporting Marketing
  8. 8. Answer Text Box
  9. 9. Archiving
  10. 10. Archiving Search
  11. 11. Features: • Patron Privacy • Multi-modal Notification • Auto-Responders • Collaborative Features • Text-Speak Translator • Searchable Archiving • Reporting • SMS Footer • Marketing Collateral
  12. 12. • Virtual Reference - Email, IM, SMS • Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Flickr • “Enhanced” Search: WorldCat, The Library of Congress, Librarian’s Internet Index, Google, Bing, Twitter One-click access to your favorite reference search tools, Web 2.0 sites and social networks.

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