15 Minutes of Mobile Library Tools with Tine

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The University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences and the Texas Woman’s University Department of Library and Information Studies are members of the Federation. The two Departments of Library and Information Sciences for UNT and TWU are sponsoring a program on the Use of Information Technologies: Social Media and Mobile Devices in the Libraries of the Future.

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15 Minutes of Mobile Library Tools with Tine

  1. 1. 15 MINUTES OF MOBILE LIBRARY TOOLS WITH TINE Tine Walczyk, PhD Candidate, UNT College of Information April 24, 2013 Presented for the Federation of North Texas Area Universitiestine@trainers-r-us.com Trainers-R-Us • Knowledge + Technology = Success
  2. 2. Mobile technology & Web tools are everywhere! Learn for FREE from TSLAC with Tech Tools with Tine webinars! 25 archived webinars available and more on the WAY!Productivity Tools OPAC / Research Presentations Social Interaction Enhancement & Marketing Jing Netvibes Prezi FourSquare Everything EventBrite Photo Fun! Twitter Google!! Evernote Goodreads / Skype Facebook Shelfari Dropbox Zotero Slideshare LinkedIn Sign up @ https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/ webinars/techtools.html
  3. 3. What about our libraries? We’re mobile too, right?I can see our website / OPAC on my phone! Not quite!! Just because you can see something on your Mobile Device does not mean it is “Mobile” Mobile, in this sense of the word, is a technology, not a location. For something to BE mobile, it has to provide a number of features such as:  Quick access over slower bandwidth  Easy use with less screen real-estate  Incorporate the functionality of the mobile device itself – location sensing, camera, etc.
  4. 4. Are all websites “mobile”?  It depends. Some try harder than others.Answer 1: No Answer 2: Sort of Answer 3: Mobile-accessible
  5. 5. What is the difference?Mobile Accessible Website Mobile App Hosted on the web  Specifically built for device Designed to work with low-bandwidth  Uses camera, printing, compass, accelerometer, connection network connection Considers limited  Distributed through a screen real-estate “store” Good at providing  Off-line content possible structure content
  6. 6. ILS / OPAC Mobile Accessible Website Examples Southern Methodist University (Dallas) (http://libcat.smu.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=smu) (http://libcat.smu.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?sk=mobile) South Texas College (http://library.southtexascollege.edu/Pages/Welcome.aspx) (http://library.southtexascollege.edu/mobile/default.html) UT Pan American – Edinburg (http://www.lib.utpa.edu/) UNT Libraries TWU Libraries (http://m.lib.utpa.edu/) UT Austin Libraries (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/) (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/m/) Austin Community College (http://library.austincc.edu/) (http://library.austincc.edu/m/#_home) Texas State University Library LibGuides (http://libguides.txstate.edu/index.php) (http://libguides.txstate.edu/mobile.php)
  7. 7. ILS / OPAC APPS! Houston Public LibraryDallas Public Library
  8. 8. Going Mobile (Plan it!)Determine Current Situation Define Your Strategy What services do we provide that  Determine the gap between where could/should be mobile? you are and where you need to be  Work with your IT/Web staff to pull statistics from your existing Do I need an app or just a websites mobile-accessible website?  Web analytics can tell you your mobile traffic Cost Benefit Analysis  User agent line from your web logs  An example –  Determine where you need to be http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/  Look at the Literature / Trends / watkins/cba.htm Projections  A formula --  ASK your users http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/  ASK your current vendors where watkins/cbaprofit.htm they are
  9. 9. Going Mobile (Implement it!)Fund Your Effort Learn More Mobile Applications  Interviewing a Developer -- Initiative http://www.bluecloudsolutions.co m/blog/developer-hire-iphone- (Fund your resources) ninja/  Pros of a Mobile Accessible Website - Program from TSLAC to http://www.hswsolutions.com/ser make your library mobile. vices/mobile-web- development/mobile-website-vs- apps/ Yes, there’s still money!  Mobile Optimization Guide - Check it out!! (for TexShare http://dev.opera.com/articles/vie w/the-mobile-web-optimization- members) guide/

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