Libraries and the Mobile Web

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The presentation delivered at the Digital Library Federation Fall 2008 Board of Trustees meeting describes some near-term opportunities for library mobile application development.

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Libraries and the Mobile Web

  1. 1. Libraries and the Mobile Web Susan Nutter, Tito Sierra and Markus Wust NCSU Libraries DLF Fall Forum 2008 November 12, 2008
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>MobiLIB at NCSU </li></ul><ul><li>The New State of the Art </li></ul><ul><li>Next Generation Mobile Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. MobiLIB at NCSU Early work in providing mobile access to the library
  4. 4. MobiLIB at NCSU <ul><li>Mobile user context </li></ul><ul><li>Simple display </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-based </li></ul><ul><li>7 Services </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile catalog most popular </li></ul>
  5. 5. MobiLIB at NCSU <ul><li>Mobile user context </li></ul><ul><li>Simple display </li></ul><ul><li>Browser-based </li></ul><ul><li>7 Services </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile catalog most popular </li></ul>
  6. 6. The New State of the Art
  7. 7. The New State of the Art <ul><li>“ 3G” high-speed data network growing </li></ul><ul><li>Software platforms for sophisticated end-user applications </li></ul><ul><li>Touch screen interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Location-aware </li></ul>
  8. 8. Next Generation Mobile Applications Examples from the iTunes Store
  9. 9. Classics
  10. 10. Classics
  11. 11. Classics
  12. 12. Whrrl
  13. 13. Whrrl
  14. 14. Whrrl
  15. 15. Whrrl
  16. 16. Obama for America
  17. 17. Obama for America
  18. 18. Obama for America
  19. 19. Obama for America
  20. 20. Potential for Libraries
  21. 21. Potential for Library Services <ul><li>Item and device waiting list notifications </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand study room reservation </li></ul><ul><li>Social tools for students to connect with each other for assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Location-aware campus maps that highlight library service points </li></ul>
  22. 22. Potential for Library Collections <ul><li>Discovery of digital library content across collections using current location as a filter. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Smart Walking Tour Concept
  24. 24. Smart Walking Tour Concept
  25. 25. Smart Walking Tour Concept
  26. 26. Discussion

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