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Any Time, Anywhere, Any Device (ISASA)

Mobile technology in libraries is a must for the future. See what university libraries, public libraries and school libraries are doing to market their services using mobile technologies.

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Any Time, Anywhere, Any Device (ISASA)

  1. 1. Any Time, Anywhere, Any Device Cathy OxleyBrisbane Grammar School Mobile Technologies in Libraries
  2. 2. Why Should We Care About Mobile Devices?
  3. 3. "The Web of the future ...will be accessible from a growing diversity of networks ... and will be available on an ever increasing number of different types of devices. ...” (Source: Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the Internet)Image: “Crackberry Baby”
  4. 4. Gartner Research “By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.” life/mobiles/smartphones-to-overtake-desktops-for-internet- 20110602-1fi1y.htmlImage from Britannica Image Quest
  5. 5. “More than half of all mobile internet users go online from their handheld devices on a daily basis.” (Source: Aaron Smith, Mobile Access, 2010 Pew Internet & American Life Project. Image from Britannica Image Quest)
  6. 6. “Mobile technology and the pervasiveness of social networking are “Students constantly game-changers.” engage in an online environment where they expect to discover anything they need to know and access it immediately, either by engaging with online apps or by askingfriends and associates.” (Source: Colin Bates, Deakin University Library)
  7. 7. “When we get to a point where a mobile version is expected of whatevercontent we want to interact with, not having a mobileversion may cut off desireto consume that content.” (Source: Inside Higher Ed: Challenges and opportunities of the small screen, November 19, 2009)
  8. 8. A small but growing number of libraries are beginning to apply mobile technologies to provide new services or toenhance traditional services. In doing so these libraries aremaking themselves not only more available but also more relevant to their users. (Source: Helen Partridge, QUT)
  9. 9. M-Tech and Libraries Emergence of smart phones as primary information portals Seamless user experience = success Success for libraries = ability to insert the library into the information stream (mobile technology) of our clients (Source: Joe Murphy, Yale university Library)
  10. 10. Global Mobile Trends
  11. 11. 2012 Mobile Usage Statistics• 87% of the world’s population now has a mobile phone, with China and India leading growth• There are 6 billion mobile phones around the world, of which 75% are in developing countries.
  12. 12. 2012 Mobile Usage Statistics• In Russia, 45% of 18-24 year-olds are mobile internet users compared to 1% of over-55s• Japan has one of the world’s most sophisticated mobile markets with millions using their phone’s internet browsers
  13. 13. More Africans have access to mobile phonesthan to clean drinking water.In South Africa, the continent’s strongesteconomy, mobile phone use has gone from17% of adults in 2000 to 76% in 2010.Today, more South Africans – 29 million – usemobile phones than radio (28 million), TV (27million) or personal computers (6 million). south-africa.html
  14. 14. Analytix Business Intelligence recently conductedresearch into the mobile market of SouthAfrica... Of South Africa’s vast population, asmall 18% are without mobile phones.Only 20% of mobile phones being used in SouthAfrica are Smartphones – approximately 8million. 2.5 million Blackberrys, 2 million Android devices 300,000 are Apple iPhones
  15. 15. Future Mobile Usage Predictions• Global mobile data traffic will increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015• There will be nearly one mobile device per capita by 2015• Two-thirds of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2015
  16. 16. Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast growth-forecast-by-region/
  17. 17. 2010 Horizon Report“Mobile computing: Time toadoption - one year or less… a massive and increasingnumber of people all over theworld now own and use acomputer that fits in their handand is able to connect to thenetwork wirelessly from virtuallyanywhere.” (Source: 2010 Horizon Report)
  18. 18. Top 10 Mobile Internet Trends Early innings of a massive phenomenon
  19. 19. Mobile Phone Use in Australia “Australia has the worlds highest per capita use of mobile phones. By 2013, more internet searches will be done on smartphones than desktop computers.” (Source: Tony Keusgen, Google Australia) overtake-desktops-for-internet-20110602-1fi1y.html Image from Flickrcc.bluemountains
  20. 20. Image from PhotoDuneEricsson is projecting that 80% of people worldwide will be using a mobile phone to access the Internet by 2015.
  21. 21. What are University Libraries Doing?
  22. 22. Mobile Learning at the Tipping PointMobile learning is:Informal – owners regularly use their phone for Web 2.0 taskssuch as accessing social networks. Used properly, this can bedirected to valuable resources to support learning.On demand – learners pull down the learning that best suits theirneeds at a given time, in the workplace.Ubiquitous – users can learn where and when they need to, at thepoint of need.Location-aware – using GPS technology, it is possible to makelearning tools and content relevant to the users’ location.
  23. 23. Libraries To Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries Elyssa Kroski – Slideshare PPT
  24. 24. Duke University, NC
  25. 25. Sydney University of Technology“Web 2.0 has changed the way our clients find, use and createinformation and they now expect a dynamic and flexible learningenvironment in and away from the library 24/7. ..By providing mobile services, UTS Library is able to meet theexpectations of 21st century learners who are increasingly using themobile internet for work and play.” (Source: Sophie McDonald, University of Technology Sydney, Library)
  26. 26. “Mobilization of information in society is impossible to ignore. As information specialists, libraries cannot afford to be perceived as ‘missing the boat’ in delivery of information, or our clients may decide we are irrelevant to their needs.” (Source: Charles Darwin University Library, Joanna Witt & Michelle Turner)Image from
  27. 27. What are QR codes? Essentially barcodes which are readable with a mobile phone app Can link to a website, video, image, audio file, phone number etc
  28. 28. How do you create QR Codes? At qrstuff, you can add a web address or upload a file. Your code is created instantly on the site. Download it or capture as a screenshot. A long URL will create a dense QR code, so shortening it is a good idea.
  29. 29. How do you read QR codes? i-nigma App
  30. 30. Library Treasure HuntCharles Darwin University Library
  31. 31. University of Central Florida Libraries
  32. 32. Bedfordshire University Library
  33. 33. MIT – Lewis Music Library
  34. 34. Mosio – Text a Librarian
  35. 35. App CurationLibrarians can play an important role in helping patrons discoverand use apps that offer ready access to reliable information.“Information professionals should have a knowledge of these, justlike they’ve always traditionally had a knowledge about referencebooks and other sources...This is a way to get users information that they can use not only intheir professional life but, in some cases, in their personal life. Andpeople need a lot of help discovering and understanding what appsare out there and what they can do.” Image from
  36. 36. App Curators
  37. 37. Top 30 Library iPhone Apps Part 1 - library-iphone-apps-%E2%80%93-part-1/ Part 2 - library-iphone-apps-%E2%80%93-part-2/ Part 3 - library-iphone-apps-%E2%80%93-part-3/
  38. 38. What are Public Libraries Doing?
  39. 39. District of Columbia Public LibraryDCPL have made their code open source so that other libraries can build their own iPhone apps.
  40. 40. Minuteman Library Network Greater Boston Area
  41. 41. “Library Anywhere is a mobile catalogue for any library. It provides bothmobile web (which works on any phone with a webbrowser), and native apps* for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad, as well as Android and Blackberry.” (Source:
  42. 42. NYPL – Find the Future GameThis game promotes the idea that “libraries arent just about collecting knowledge from the past, theyre also a place to inspire big ideas and world changing dreams for the future.” Find the Future game trailer How to play
  43. 43. New York Underground Library © Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi RodriguezDownload 10 pages of a bookto read on the Subway where there is no internet. Then borrow the book from the NYPL.
  44. 44. GALE AccessMyLibraryThis iPhone app from Gale uses GPS to find libraries within a 16 km radius of your location. You can then select a library and access all its Gale electronic resources (USA only)
  45. 45. Download 3 freesongs each week from the Sony music collection, using your library card.“The Freegal™ Mobile Applicationis a completely free and legal wayto access a collection of almost 3 million MP3 songs via your local, subscribing library. The Freegal offering includes many of today’s top artists, afantastic retrospective collection, and music from around the world.” ibraryideas.freegalmusic&hl=en
  46. 46. My Info Quest – Text a Librarian
  47. 47. Treasures of the Bavarian State Library Mobile App“Search some of the most famous and most precious works of the written cultural heritage of mankind.”
  48. 48. SCVNGR Hunt – State Library Qld‘Location Based Gaming – meeting theoverwhelming demand for school visits.’
  49. 49. What are School Libraries Doing?
  50. 50. “I am convinced that in the future, digital information will primarily, if not exclusively, be accessed via mobile devices.” (Source: Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Deputy Director General, Bavarian State Library)Image from PhotoDune
  51. 51. Effective Anytime, Anywhere LearningMobile learning is growing by leaps and bounds, andmobile learning devices are no longer restricted to theclassroom.Most students, including young students, own or haveaccess to cell phones, iPods, tablets, or otherhandheld devices - and school administrators arequickly realizing that students can use those devicesto access school websites, classroom assignments,and other educational resources from both schooland home.
  52. 52. In many ways, teens represent the leading edge ofmobile connectivity... always-on connections that move with them throughout the day. (2013 PEW Internet Research – Teens and Technology)
  53. 53. What could school libraries be doing? • Recommend educational and research apps • Recommend ereaders, ebooks and audiobooks • Make the library catalogue available via smartphone • Use QR codes to take users to instructional podcasts and videos • SMS alerts for marketing • Ask a Librarian service • Citation creation • Database access • Use Twitter and Facebook for marketing
  54. 54. Locating BooksLibrary Thing forLibraries adds QRcodes to thecatalogue.Once scannedthese show you thebook cover anddetails to makesearching easier.
  55. 55. App Curators ‘As our collections are changing, our role as the curator is ... coming to the fore again. Now we’re being asked to curate collections of apps for the devices we check out, such as iPods and iPads.’ librarian-as-curator/
  56. 56. Research AppsMajor database providers such as EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest now offernative apps that allow librarians and patrons to conduct databasesearches with their mobile devices...Other free or inexpensive apps available from authoritative sources:• Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),• Eurostat• U.S. Census• U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),• Internet Movie Database, and the Allmusic database
  57. 57. Referencing iCite is the mobile version of WriteCite. It creates the reference as you fill in the required fields. EasyBib lets you scan book ISBNs to instantly create citations using APA, MLA or Chicago style. app
  58. 58. eBooks and Audiobooks
  59. 59. LibGuides The Unquiet Library – LibGuide app 164015&sid=1383870
  60. 60. JSTOR & EBSCO
  61. 61. Britannica Kids Individual mobile apps
  62. 62. Winksite – Mobile Website Builder “Last weekend, I created a mobile website for my library using Winksite. It was all pretty easy, no big learning curve, and best of all - FREE. I like it because the site also generates a QR code so you can scan it from your monitor to your cell phone and take the site with you anywhere.” See it at (Source: Lisa Perez, ISTE Community Ning)
  63. 63. Winksite – Mobile Website Builder
  64. 64. BrightKite
  65. 65. QR Code Quest Scavenger Hunt Gwyneth Jones
  66. 66. BGS Open Day - QR Codes Download documents at
  67. 67. 2012FacebookStatistics • Each day, @facebook Pages have created 5.3 billion fans • More than 150 million active users currently access @facebook through their mobile device
  68. 68. The Average Facebook User...• Has 130 friends• Makes 8 friend requests per month• Spends 15 hours/month using Facebook• Visits Facebook 40 times/month, and spends 23 minutes/visit• Is connected to 80 organizational Facebook Pages, Groups, and Events (Source: David Lee King, TSC Public Library Manager) Image from PhotoDune
  69. 69. Facebook in Schools The Unquiet Library
  70. 70. Twitter and Libraries Libraries in general can no longer wait for patrons to come to them, but must reach out to their patrons in new and innovative ways. Mobile = 40% of all tweets (Source: KPCB op 10 Mobile Trends)
  71. 71. iTunesU K-12
  72. 72. Library Content - On the Move Library websites  SMS notifications – = free Library instruction  eBooks and audiobooks Content collections  Search the catalogue Databases – AccesMyLibrary – Gale  Ask a librarian EBSCO Mobile  Twitter and Facebook Audio tours  Other educational apps QR codes – Univ of Bath  iTunes U K-12 Library, link to authors Augmented reality – app for shelf reading
  73. 73. Image from PhotoDune
  74. 74. Learn More The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries Mobile Trends – 2011 – Trending the Future Experimenting with Mobile Technologies in Libraries
  75. 75. Cathy OxleyDirector of Information Services Brisbane Grammar