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1 Wireless & Mobile in the Library Indiana State University Library Ralph Gabbard, Judy Tribble, Paul Asay, Chris Hayes Copyright Ralph Gabbard, Judy Tribble, Paul Asay, and Chris Hayes, This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

2 Academic Libraries Are Changing  From: Information Warehouses to Information Portals  From online search tools to content:  Online books, journals, images, multimedia  Digital libraries

3 ISU Library Million + volumes on 5 floors Current building opened in Databases/Digital Libraries Available via the library web pages

4 Moving Beyond the Desktop Wireless networking Mobile copiers Mobile PDA devices Laptops Cell Phone with PDA capabilities

5 Wireless Infrastructure  Cisco 350 series PC cards & access points  Implementation cost for the wireless infrastructure was $18,650.00

6 Mobile E-copier  Simple to operate  Requires advanced software  Infrared capable transmission

7 Advanced Download PCs  Build a PC that has infrared, Palm and PocketPC cradles  Full MS Office software  Watchdog cards to reset For next patron

8 PDAs & Wireless Networks  Initially we were committed to using only PDAs for wireless access  Evaluated 2: Compaq iPAQ & Palm VIIx  Conclusion: Support wireless for iPAQ & Handspring, but not to lend PDAs themselves

9 Mobile Devices for Checkout  35 Cisco Wireless PC Cards  8 IBM I 1300 Series Wireless Notebook Computers  4 HP E-Copiers  2 iPAQ PC Card Expansion units  2 Xircom Springport Wireless Ethernet Modules  4 PDA Keyboards

10 Mobile Devices Hardware Costs ItemNo.Cost/ItemTotal CostLoan iPAQ Expansion2$175$35030 days Xircom Module3$86.52$ days Cisco PC Cards35$150$5,250Semester IBM Wireless Note Book 8$1150$9,2004 hours Case8$25$2004 hours USB Diskette8$80$6404 hours USB Zip Drives2$72$1444 hours Total$16,040.59

11 Using Wireless Devices in the Library

12 Mobile Web Site  Using Microsoft's Active Server Page technology & Access databases  Recreating specific pages with limited scrolling & graphics  Investigating IBM’s WebSphere and related products to reconfigure page sizes

13 Mobile Web Home Page

14 Database Selection Web Page

15 Database Information Web Page

16 Database Table Example

17 Materials Locator  Library has over 500 stacks on 5 floors  Developed Materials Locator to help find items by floor & stack number

18 Materials Locator Screen

19 Observer  Track periodical usage  Collection development information  In use at 5 departments at ISU & over 50 other libraries  Can be used with multiple library management systems

20 Observer Opening Screen

21 Observer Summary Report

22 Observer Detailed Report

23 Observer2 Entry Screen

24 Observer2 Windows Screen

25 Observer2 PDA Entry Screen

26 Reference Live  While in the stacks, or anywhere else the student can ask a question of a staff member  Software can be accessed from more than one workstation  Restricted by IP authorization, (proxy server for distance education students)

27 Recommender

28 Future Directions  Need to publicize our products  Integrating mobile applications with legacy information systems  Continued usability testing on all applications and web pages

29 Future Directions Part 2  Graphic interface for Material Locator  Tablet PC  Development of WAP server and WAP Web pages

30 Contact Information  Mobile Team Web Site & Presentations  Ralph Gabbard,  Judy Tribble,  Paul Asay,  Chris Hayes,


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