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1 PROF. JUNIOR TIDAL LIBRARY From Open Source to On Your Phone: Using Drupal to Develop the Librarys Mobile Website

2 What Are We Talking About? Mobile Device Usage Open Source How the Library Uses Open Source The Librarys Open Source Based Mobile Site Why a Mobile Site Instead of an Application eBooks, the Desktop Site and the Mobile Site The Future

3 Mobile Device Usage Has Increased As of December, % of all American own a cell phone 45% own smartphones As of January % of Americans own an e-reader 31% own a tablet computer

4 City Tech Students Students are visiting the library website using: iPhones iPads iPod Touch and Classic Sony Arc Other Android Devices

5 Mobile Device Usage Visits during the Fall 2011 semester 2,547 Visits during the Fall 2012 semester 3,920

6 Open Source Open source refers to freely available, community supported source code. Even though open source is freely available, there may not be a large enough community to support particular products Open source projects may cease without warning. The library uses a variety of open source products.

7 Open Source Software Used By the Library

8 RedHat Linux Linux is an open source operating system The librarys web server is powered by the Red Hat distribution

9 Apache Web Server Apache allows users to connect to the librarys website. This open-source program powers more than 100 million websites.

10 Drupal Drupal is an open source web content management system or CMS This CMS utilizes PHP and MySQL to present web pages. The librarys website is based on Drupal 6.website

11 Piwik Piwik is a web analytics tool.

12 Clickheat Clickheat is an analytics program that tracks the most clicked on areas of a web page.

13 MediaWiki MediaWiki is the same platform that power Wikipedia. The library utilizes it for internal communication.

14 WebMin WebMin is an open source configuration tool. It allows server administration through a GUI-based web browser.

15 WordPress WordPress is a blogging platform. The library uses it as a blog.blog

16 PHPMyAdmin PHPMyAdmin is another web-based GUI. We can administer MySQL over the web instead of connecting to the server through the command line.

17 The Librarys Mobile Site The library uses a separate installation of Drupal 7 to manage our mobile website.mobile website Like the desktop version, we uses the Apache web server hosted by City Tech CIS The mobile website uses jQuery Mobile, a touch- optimized web framework, through a Drupal theme Drupal 7 was selected due to the large support community of librarians

18 Mobile Website Vs Mobile Application Why use a mobile website? Using a library mobile website allows for greater cross-platform compatibility Mobile applications require more programming A mobile website is more cost effective since we do not have to develop a separate iOS (Apple) application and Android application

19 eBooks and PHP Parsing eBook resources are becoming more popular. The mobile site uses a PHP script to harvest eBook resources from the desktop site. This intended for mobile and tablet users. This is used so there isnt redundant maintained between the two sites. Once a new eBook resource is added, it is automatically available on the mobile site.

20 The Future of the Librarys Mobile Site More resources are moving towards mobile and tablet computing Usability testing Continued hardware capability iPads used as catalog stations CUNY Catalog Mobile ready Utilizing more mobile technology for library services such as GPS, and SMS services.

21 Wrap Up Mobile Device Usage Open Source How the Library Uses Open Source The Librarys Open Source Based Mobile Site Why a Mobile Site Instead of an Application eBooks, the Desktop Site and the Mobile Site The Future

22 Questions?

23 Thanks!


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