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1 Libraries and Mobile Technologies Early 21 st Century Uses Robin Lindquist Karen Patterson ILS 539 Multimedia Interface Design Dr. Yan Q. Liu Fall 2007

2 What is Mobile Technology? Mobile – remote, portable, on-the-go. (Techwebs TechEncyclopedia) Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

3 Mobile Technology Terms The term mobile used by itself is wireless parlance for the client device, such as a cell phone, PDA, laptop, etc. Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 (Techwebs TechEncyclopedia)

4 Mobile Technology Terms Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Mobile Platform – typically refers to PDA platforms such as Palm and Pocket PC or to Java-based software environments designed for handhelds. May also refer to cell phones or PC or Mac laptops. (Techwebs TechEncyclopedia)

5 Mobile Technology Terms Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Mobile Operating System – System software on which all application software (programs) are run. Some competitors include Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Mobile Linux, MXI. Features, functions, and connectivity for each mobile device are tied to the particular mobile OS (Webopedia, Intro to Mobile Devices) Symbian OS Java mobile

6 Mobile Technology Terms Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) - A radio frequency standard that is used to connect devices, such as computers, together using a wireless connection. Instead of computers being connected with network cables, signals are sent over radio frequencies using wireless network cards and hubs. (Wired Media - Web Design & Internet Jargon Buster)

7 Mobile Technology Terms Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Wi-Fi Hotspot – a venue that offers Wi-Fi access. The public can use a laptop computer, Wi-Fi phone, or other suitable portable device to access the Internet. Of an estimated 150 million laptops, 14 million PDAs, and other emerging Wi-Fi devices sold per year for the last few years, most include the Wi- Fi feature. (Wikipedia - Hotspot (Wi-Fi))

8 Why Mobile? According to reports in RCR Wireless, sales of Smart Phones are greater than sales of laptops right now and analysts expect that trend to continue for the next five years. (Carson, 2007) Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

9 Why Mobile? The 5 most popular mobile web apps: – Gmail Java app for mobile phone. – Google maps for mobile. – Opera Mini (web browser). – Fring (free mobile VoIP software, that lets you connect to all your IM services and talk for free when connected to 3G or Wi-Fi) – Shozu (enables you to send videos and photos from your phone to the Web - e.g. your Flickr account, YouTube, Facebook) (Read-Write Web. 2007. 5 Essential Mobile Web Apps) Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

10 Mobile for Libraries Because... Mobile applications are multiplying and use is becoming more widespread. For libraries, finding a way to leverage this technology is essential for remaining relevant to users that are increasingly young, impatient, and well-versed in cutting-edge technology. Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

11 Commonly Used Mobile Technologies Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) –Palm Pilot –IPaq –Sony Clie Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

12 Commonly Used Mobile Technologies Tablet PCs Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

13 Commonly Used Mobile Technologies Smart Phones –Blackberry –Palm Treo –Apple iPhone

14 Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 What mobile services are libraries offering right now? Access to Library and OPAC using interfaces configured for mobile devices: focus is on the essentials (simple graphics and text). Examples: –Ball State University –Pace University –Hanover College –American University

15 Ball State OPAC Mobile Access Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

16 Pace OPAC Mobile Access Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

17 Hanover College Library Mobile Web Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

18 American University Library Mobile Web Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

19 More mobile services offered in libraries Exporting of OPAC citations to mobile devices using SMS (communication is initiated from within the OPAC). Examples: –Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore joint OPAC (Tripod) –Ryerson University –Simmons College –Bowdoin College

20 Tripod Joint OPAC Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Text-message call numbers to your cell phone from Tripod, the joint OPAC. Forgot your pen? Out of writing room on your hand? Just like buttons?

21 Tripod Joint OPAC Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Text-message call numbers to your cell phone from Tripod, the joint OPAC.

22 Tripod Joint OPAC Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Text-message call numbers to your cell phone from Tripod, the joint OPAC.

23 Ryerson University Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Found something interesting in the catalogue but don't have a pen?

24 Ryerson University Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Found something interesting in the catalogue but don't have a pen?

25 Ryerson University Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Found something interesting in the catalogue but don't have a pen?

26 Simmons College Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 an alternative to writing down titles, call numbers, or book locations from the library catalog

27 Simmons College Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 an alternative to writing down titles, call numbers, or book locations from the library catalog

28 Bowdoin College Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 It really works !

29 Bowdoin College Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 WOW!!

30 Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 More mobile services offered in libraries Circulation Functions renewing books and placing holds, initiated by the patron from a mobile device. Examples: –Cuyahoga County Public Library System –Lund Libraries (Sweden) –Denton Public Library

31 Cuyahoga County Public Library Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

32 Lund University Libraries (Sweden) Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Renew/review your loans

33 Denton Public Library Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 R U ready 4 txt msgs frm Denton Public Library? Coming in December 2007 !

34 Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 More Mobile services offered in libraries Reference Services via SMS (Short Message Service) text messaging Examples: Southeastern Louisiana University Yale University Science Libraries Skype a Librarian Example: Ohio Universities

35 Southeastern Louisiana University Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

36 Yale University Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

37 Ohio University Libraries Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 WiFi phone with onboard Skype

38 Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Practical considerations for libraries How can you make your library accessible by Mobile Devices? –Determine what services you want your patrons to be able to access using mobile technology. Possibilities include: Catalog access/export functions Circulation Functions such as renewals, holds Reference via SMS, email, Skype Sign Ups for meeting rooms, library programs Library News and Program announcements

39 References Carson, Phil. Smartphone sales outpace laptops: Business use spurs ARPU, if companies cover cost. RCR Wireless, November 13, 2007. Retrieved on November 26 from http://mobile.rcrnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071113/FRE E/71113002/-1/mobile&template=mob Mashable. Open Web Awards. http://mashable.com/2007/11/30/open-web-awards-mobile- applications Read-Write Web. Nov. 15, 2007. 5 Essential Mobile Web Apps. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_essential_mobile_web_ap ps.php Techweb. TechEncyclopedia. Mobile. http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm.jhtml?term=mob ile Techweb. TechEncyclopedia. Mobile Platform.. http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm.jhtml?term=mob ileplatform Webopedia. Intro to Mobile Devices. http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/mobile_OS.asp Wikipedia. Hotspot (Wi-Fi). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotspot_(Wi- Fi) Wired Media. Web Design & Internet Jargon Buster. http://www.wiredmedia.co.uk/docs/140.html Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

40 Image Sources Bowdoin College Library OPAC. http://phebe.bowdoin.edu/ Cell Phone Pen. http://nexus404.com/Blog/2007/11/08/cell-phone-in-a-pen- concept-the-cell-phone-that-writes-but-cannot-text/ Cuyahoga County Public Library. Text messaging notification for library patrons. http://cuyahogalibrary.org/StdBackPage.aspx?id=11023#TEXT Computerworld. Welcome to Computerworld Portable. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://demo.idg.com.au/i mages/cw_palm.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.computerworld.com.au/i ndex.php%3Faid%3D5&h=274&w=180&sz=10&hl=en&start=2&sig2=6ct AN6AsSsF5RVzuKcHI- A&um=1&tbnid=h8jTB6OFVnugMM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=74&eid=fJNVR9z BIpOQedvK-b8O&prev= Denton Public Library. Text-messaging system. http://www.cityofdenton.com/pages/library.cfm Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

41 More Image Sources Flash Bang USB. http://nexus404.com/Blog/2006/10/31/flashbang-usb/ Lund University Libraries. Renew/review your loans. http://www.lub.lu.se/en/borrow/renewreview-your-loans/text- message-service-sms.html Man running with cell phone. http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/10/21/22252110.jpg Mogul Pocket pc. http://www.mobiletopsoft.com/board/2116/sprint- htc-mogul-pocket-pc-phone-pics-and-specifications.html Ohio University Libraries Skype a Librarian http://www.library.ohiou.edu/ask/skype.html Palm Treo 750. http://www.intomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/palm-treo- 750-wm6.jpg Person Using Tablet PC. http://www.roodyn.com/images/books/TabletCover.JPG Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007

42 More Image Sources Ryerson University Library OPAC.http://innopac.lib.ryerson.ca/http://innopac.lib.ryerson.ca/ Simmons Library OPAC. http://library.simmons.edu/search/X?SEARCH=catalog+citations&SO RT=R&extended=0 http://library.simmons.edu/search/X?SEARCH=catalog+citations&SO RT=R&extended=0 Southeastern Louisiana University. http://www.selu.edu/library/askref/text/index.html Tripod OPAC. http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/ wifi_phone_with_onboard_skype. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://regmedia.co.uk/200 6/07/20/edgecore_wifi_skype_phone_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.re ghardware.co.uk/2006/07/20/wifi_skype_phones_debut_july/&h=419 &w=400&sz=97&hl=en&start=6&sig2=d28ETr2Nq- 7NIW7boM8EtA&tbnid=HIaieyyzoQQySM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=119&eid= ArxQR7vVGZ-MecLK-b4O&prev= http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://regmedia.co.uk/200 6/07/20/edgecore_wifi_skype_phone_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.re ghardware.co.uk/2006/07/20/wifi_skype_phones_debut_july/&h=419 &w=400&sz=97&hl=en&start=6&sig2=d28ETr2Nq- 7NIW7boM8EtA&tbnid=HIaieyyzoQQySM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=119&eid= ArxQR7vVGZ-MecLK-b4O&prev WIFI Zone. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41408000/gif/_41408898_w i_fi_inf416.gif http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41408000/gif/_41408898_w i_fi_inf416.gif Yale University Science Libraries. http://www.library.yale.edu/science/services/reference.html Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Ryerson University Library OPAC.http://innopac.lib.ryerson.ca/ Simmons Library OPAC. http://library.simmons.edu/search/X?SEARCH=catalog+citations&SO RT=R&extended=0 Southeastern Louisiana University. http://www.selu.edu/library/askref/text/index.html Tripod OPAC. http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/ wifi_phone_with_onboard_skype. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://regmedia.co.uk/200 6/07/20/edgecore_wifi_skype_phone_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.re ghardware.co.uk/2006/07/20/wifi_skype_phones_debut_july/&h=419 &w=400&sz=97&hl=en&start=6&sig2=d28ETr2Nq- 7NIW7boM8EtA&tbnid=HIaieyyzoQQySM:&tbnh=125&tbnw=119&eid= ArxQR7vVGZ-MecLK-b4O&prev= WIFI Zone. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41408000/gif/_41408898_w i_fi_inf416.gif Yale University Science Libraries. http://www.library.yale.edu/science/services/reference.html

43 Further Reading Fierce Mobile Content. Top Mobile Applications 2006. http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/top-mobile-applications- 2006 Messaging in a 2.0 World: Twitter and SMS. Library Technology Reports, Sept/Oct 2007. PortableApps.com. PortableApps.com: your digital life, anywhere. http://portableapps.com/ Portable Skype. http://portableapps.com/node/246 Balas, Janet L. (2006). What's in Their Pockets? Mobile Electronics. Computers in Libraries. 26(4) 32-34. Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007 Cell phone in a pen

44 Production Information This production was created for educational purposes to fulfill the Final Project requirement for ILS539 Multimedia Interface Design. Dr. Yan Q. Liu, Professor Southern Connecticut State University Copyright 2007 by Robin Lindquist and Karen Patterson Lindquist/Patterson ILS 539 Fall 2007


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