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1 Emerging Mobile Technologies Joshua Richardson OHSU October 25, 2006

2 MLA 2006 Presentation Gabriel R. Rios, MLIS –Associate Director of Public Health Services at the Briscoe Library of the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio Melissa De Santis, MLIS – Assistant Director for Public Health Services at the Briscoe Library of the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio

3 What was covered Identified and discussed current and future mobile technologies Compared different wireless protocols and their use in libraries Discussws potential impact of HIPAA on mobile technologies Identified at least five sources to keep up-to-date with mobile technologies Applied case studies and recommendations for supporting mobile devices at home institution

4 What well cover Identify and discuss current and future mobile technologies (and how to support them) Compare different wireless protocols and their use in libraries Discuss potential impact of HIPAA on mobile technologies Identify at least five sources (and then some) to keep up-to-date with mobile technologies Apply case studies and recommendations for supporting mobile devices at home institution

5 Why mobile technologies? Convergence of information professionals: Clinicians and librarians Information appliances How do I get involved? –CIO –Systems head –Clinician

6 Mobile Devices Used in Libraries PDAs / Smartphones iPods / MP3 players Tablets Cell Phones

7 Mobile Devices Used in Libraries PDAs / Smartphones iPods / MP3 players Tablets Cell Phones

8 PDAs and Smartphones Personal Digital Assistants Palm Handhelds Organizers Smartphones Blackberry Pocket-size computers

9 Operating Systems Palm OS –More users –More software / application development –Better battery life Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) –HP, Dell, and others –Fewer users –Handwriting recognition –Biometric integration Symbian –Smartphones –Nokia, Ericsson RIM –Blackberry

10 Trends IDC and Gartner Group –Handhelds basic PDA decreasing –Blackberries increasing –Smartphones increasing Guesstimate –Palm 60% –Windows Mobile/PocketPC 20% –Smartphone 20% Blackberry Pearl Motorola Q Nokia E62 Treo 680 http://www.sfgate.com/cgi- bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/05/BUGB5J75TK1.DTL&type=tech http://www.sfgate.com/cgi- bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/05/BUGB5J75TK1.DTL&type=tech http://healthdatamanagement.com/html/news/NewsStory.cfm?articleId=14189

11 Getting Involved! Services for PDAs and Smartphones Start a PUG Host a PDA fair Purchase collections Provide an installation station Provide infrared Provide printing Loan PDAs and Accessories Offer training Security advice Document delivery Install wireless Provide content Recommend software

12 Getting into the game Start a PDA Users Group PUG Library = Neutral Topics http://www.puppydogweb.com/gallery/pugs/pug_sandlin.jpg

13 Host a PDA/Technology Fair PDA or Technology –Keynote –Breakout sessions –Vendors / exhibits –Door prizes Visible player Identify new partners

14 Providing an installation station Allow people to sync their handhelds in the library BYOC: Bring Your Own Cable –Wired –Wireless (infrared) PDA-to-PC PDA-to-Ethernet PDA-to-Printer Modified installations –Card reader / file transfer –CAB files (Windows data compression) Technical support?

15 Loaning PDAs and accessories Personal devices Reference aspect Loan accessories –Wireless cards –Keyboards –Expansion memory –Textbooks –Margi Systems –SD cards

16 Offer Training Curriculum-related classes –Second year med students –Nursing graduate students –Residents Open enrollment classes –Which one do I buy? –Intro to the Palm or Windows Mobile OS –Health science apps for the PDA Consultations PUG sessions

17 Training solutions Palm farm Palm OS Emulator (POSE) PocketPC Emulator Virtual PocketPC –Pocket controller Sample exercises –Beaming contact information –Writing in Grafiti2 –Customizing your PDA –Downloading and installing software –Using push technology Security –Securing your device –HIPAA

18 Online Resources Tech Blogs –Gizmodo –Engadget Mobile –Handheld Librarian –Textually.org Palm PDAs –Palmdoc Chonicles –Ectopic Brain –Palm InfoCenter Pocket PCs –PocketPC Thoughts –Medical Pocket PC Websites –ALA Technotes –Infopeople HowTo –How Stuff Works Teminology –Webopedia –NetLingo –Tech Web Listservs –Web4Lib –Edupage

19 Additional Resources A Library in Your Palm (Lib Journal 4/15/03) http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA28665 0.html Computers in Libraries –April 2006 issue

20 Podcasting in Education University of Chicago UC Berkeley –http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses/feeds.phphttp://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses/feeds.php Chreighton Univ. School of Medicine Johns Hopkins –http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/Podcasts.html Arizona Health Sciences Library –http://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/weblinks/Medical_podcasts.cfmhttp://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/weblinks/Medical_podcasts.cfm iTunes U –http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/itunes_u/http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/itunes_u/ Resources? Depending upon goals


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