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1 The Handheld Library Integrating Handheld Technology in Information Services Super Conference Session 1207 Friday, February 3rd

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3 This is Kurt.

4 Kurt is a typical 11 year old boy.

5 He likes his Converse.

6 And his dog Monty.

7 Kurt LOVES to play his guitar!

8 In fact, youre listening to him right now!

9 Kurt likes to clown.

10 And has no idea that he might be at Mohawk

11 In about 5 years!

12 BRAINtogo

13 Background – why pilot handhelds? Investigation – why a Treo? Treo Discovery & Project Plan – unexpected bonus of the pilot! – information services – website – mobile reference Challenges & Successes Future? BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk

14 Mohawk College Strategic Plan –Connecting you with the right information at the right time. Kurt –A Junior Bash at a public, elementary school in Virgil, Ontario (pop. 2500) Net Generation Students and Libraries – Joan K. Lippincott BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Why pilot a handheld device?

15 The Treo has features & functionality & flexibility that will best compliment the delivery of existing information services at the Mohawk. Similarities: Product pricing and connectivity plans Features & functionality It really came down to 2 points: Palm connection retail point BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Why not use a Blackberry?

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17 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Phone phone reference service at all five Mohawk locations reference service: IM instant messaging reference service: & Interactive Chat virtual reference: AsktheBRAIN Browser Award winning Library website: TheBRAIN brain.mohawkcollege.ca Pilot mobile reference service at Brantford campus? Treo Discovery–Existing Services

18 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Information Services –IM service – service –Phone service TheBRAIN website –wml website Mobile reference pilot –Brantford Campus Treo Discovery–Targeted Services

19 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Project Plan Information Services Brantford Pilot Website Plan BRANDING

20 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Project Plan-Branding All existing information services had unique names = confusion Develop existing Mohawk brand, TheBRAIN Express the concept of mobility Intuitive & recognizable to students Used by all information services

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22 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Information Services Phone service – Cell number vs. College number? – – Monday – Friday – 8:30am – 4:30pm

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24 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Information Services service – Communication between Treo & College server – – Monday – Friday – 8:30am – 4:30pm

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26 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Information Services IM service – Purchased and installed VeriChat software – – – Presently monitored by e-Library staff – 7 days a week – Regular e-Library hours

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28 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Web Site Existing website not compatible with Treo Developed wml website BRAINtogo.mohawkcollege.ca Needed to review site on other devices

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31 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Brantford Pilot Challenges Successes Future Questions

32 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Brantford Pilot When and where Marketing Collaboration

33 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Challenges Cost: equipment, staffing and time Conceptual Infrastructure User uptake Content development

34 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Successes PDA friendly website – leading the college Targeted service delivery Positive feedback Marketing

35 BRAINtogo Brought to you by the Mohawk Future Extend Convergence Training and support Hotsyncing stations PDA compatibility

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