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1 Going Mobile the Ins and Outs of an Academic Library Mobile Site Ronda Holt, Information Technology Librarian Butler Community College Mary Walker, Electronic Resources Librarian Wichita State University Kansas Library Association Conference, Topeka, KS April 6, 2011

2 Agenda Facts Devices Mobile Website Mobile Catalog Mobile Database Future of Mobile

3 People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to. (2010 Horizon Report)

4 A Few Facts - General Mobile web access is growing faster than desktop internet did… (Milligan) Smart phone sales is the fastest-growing segment of the market (Johnson, et al) 82% of Americans own a cell phone (Smith, A) 67% of Americans use smartphone to access Internet (Smith, A)

5 A Few Facts – Higher Ed 66% of college students own a cell phone (Fitzpatrick) ½ of all undergraduates own a mobile device capable of accessing the internet (Farkas) Portability (Johnson) Information & training materials increasingly being accessed (Johnson)

6 A Few Facts - Libraries Medical Libraries - First 2000 (Pope,2010) 2009 ECAR Study respondents would use library services ("2010 top ten," 2010) University of Cambridge Study – Library use with Smartphone (Aldrich, 2010) 85% Opening hours 28% Electronic journals Kent State University – 2009 Focus Groups, Smartphone use Access to online resources, course materials, and to be able to contact a librarian Handheld Mobile Devices: Impact and Implications for Library Services (Cummings, Merrill, & Borrelli, 2010) Specific tasks in mind Smartphones Give you wings: Pedagogical affordance of mobile Web 2.0 (Cochrane, & Bateman, 2010)

7 SmartPhone Devices Blackberry – Introduced 1996 Personal Digital Assistant 2002 SmartPhone introduced iPhone – Introduced APP Store launched with over 200,000 Apps 4 Generations Android OS – Introduced 2008 Open source platform from Google Android 3.0 upgrade (Honeycomb) Larger screen, interface and multicore (Wikipedia, 2010)

8 First attempt Join – Basic is free Capture content on website Wanted code - Control issue Mobifyme

9 Montana State University Library Demo edu/~jason/files/m/

10 Mobile Site Generator v1.1 iUI: iPhone User Interface Framework Download iUI file Enter your Title Add Header Image – 320 x 40 Start adding information HTML code - Notepad

11 Mobile Site Generator v1.1

12 : Enter your subfields and then select Submit Copy and paste code to Notepad Mobile Site Generator v1.1

13 Butler Library Web Site Marketing approved May 2010 Design May/June 2010 Marketing designed logo July 2010 Launched September 2010 Marketing advertised on home page

14 Butler Mobile Statistics

15 Tips and What I Learned Keep it Simple Keep it Informative Keep Images under 1KB Keep to one Column Keep away from html Software, use Notepad

16 WSU Libraries Mobile Website Live July 22, Campus announcement, July 27 (36 visits) Viewport Supported by: iPhone, Android, IE Mobile, Opera & webOS

17 WSU Libraries Mobile Website July 22, 2010 – March 2011

18 Mobile Catalogs Auto-Graphics - iLib2Go Features: Unique StackMap feature that provides interactive stacks navigation to locate an items physical location within the library. Locate libraries in your area that are iLib2Go enabled. Log-in to a patron account using a username and password. Review and update account information. Search all library resources including topic search based on BISAC categories. Place and review reserves (holds). Renew items. In negotiation for next fiscal year

19 Mobile Databases Vendors With Mobile Sites / Apps

20 Mobile Databases Finding Vendors with Apps / Sites Vendor Newsletters Listservs Literature Blogs Colleagues Internet search

21 Mobile Databases Setting Up Mobile Access Depends on the type of access provided iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Android website Depends on vendor EBSCOhost – special URL Gale – contact info

22 Mobile Databases Created January 2010 From regular web site to mobile site – March 2010

23 Mobile Databases October 12, 2010 – March 2011

24 Future of Mobile 2015 – five billion people connected via mobile device (Fox, R) 2020 – internet access primarily through mobile device (Farkas) More Universities using mobile devices in the classroom (Johnson)

25 Future of Mobile - WSU will continue to grow mobile features added to mobile page as developed facelift for mobile databases page

26 Future of Mobile - Butler Add iLib2go from Auto-Graphics in fiscal year 2012 Update Electronic Resources and conduct further research in how academics are using mobile applications QR Codes &/or Microsoft Tags LibGuide as mobile web page Augmented Reality?? Mobile Web Site

27 It is incumbent upon libraries and information service providers to continue striving to provide quality services to all its users and the mobile segment of the overall user group will only continue to become more important. (Cummings, Merrill, & Borrelli, 2010)

28 Thank you! Bibliography Contact Ronda Holt, Mary Walker,


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