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Mobile and Libraries

Overview of mobile technologies for health libraries. SHALL+ 20th September 2012

Kieran Lamb

on 10 October 2012

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Defining mobile?
The Market
MP3 Players
Netbooks and Ultrabooks
Being mobile ready, exploiting the opportunity
Role of the librarian Mobile and Libraries A portable device that can connect to the internet via wifi or 3G
A device enabling connection to the internet for other devices by creating a wifi hotspot that travels where you are e.g. mifi/dongle
An eReader
A tablet computer
A netbook/ultrabook
An app
Being mobile ready as a library Defining Mobile 39% - 53% of the UK population have a smartphone (ranges from 66% 16-24 to 19% 55-64)
Android phones make up 56% of the world market
11% of the UK population have a tablet device
10% of the UK population have an eReader
2012 Android phones have
42.4% of browser use is Apple's Safari
29.7% of browser use is Blackberry
20.7% of browser use is Android
30% of web traffic on the Macmillan site is mobile The Market Defining characteristics:
Access to the Internet
Ability to download and run software (apps)
In effect your phone has replaced the PDA and become a mini computer Smartphones Issues Operating systems
IoS Apple devices
Android (which version you have impacts what you can use as an App)
Windows Phone Why use? Information
Social Media
Reading It's not just phones, what about MP3 players People used to using mobile format
Publishers like Ebsco, Elsevier are providing apps direct to content
LMS suppliers e.g. Softlink, Sirsidynix are providing apps for management of personal library accounts
The other LMS suppliers e.g. Moodle, Blackboard increasingly mobile friendly
E-books should be mobile ready
Web content needs to be mobile ready
Opens up social networks as a route to marketing library services
Presents a training gap What does this mean for libraries? iPod Touch
iPhone without the phone
Shares apps
Blurring boundaries
Yesterdays technology?
Entry point? eReaders eInk devices
Sony eReader Libraries and eReaders Kindle issues
Adobe DRM
Aggregators The Market 86% Kindle Tablets Netbooks and Ultrabooks Apps The role of the librarian in mobile? Being Mobile Ready Mobile websites
Social media - marketing opportunity
Navigation and communication using mobile supported tools
Utilising mifi to deliver training away from the library
Make use of tools that make mobile easier e.g. QR Codes
Identifying and sharing useful apps
Do we include them as part of mobile?
Netbooks low powered small computers designed for accessing the web using a variety of operating systems
Ultrabooks - thinner and lighter than a notebook
Chromebooks - Google's offer
Benefit from cloud computing and prevalence of wifi Rise of the iPad toting classes
Android and Blackberry alternatives
Run apps
Provide interesting educational opportunities with video annotation
Provide mobile reference opportunities Where do we fit?
How do we make best use of the technology?
What are the key questions we need to ask ourselves?
Do we have a role in assessing quality? ? Application software for mobile devices
Enable to mobile device to do things
Range from the complex to the simple
Often reliant on the Operating System (particularly problematic with Android)
Different publication models e.g. IoS, Android
Create silos References Arthur, C., 2012. Android over 50% of smartphone sales as Nokia and RIM feel strain. The Guardian. Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/16/android-smartphone-market-50-percent.

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Lamb, K., 2012. Brief guide to creating a simple RSS based Android App using Feed.nu. SHALL Wiki: Library Sandpit. Available at: http://www.libraryservices.nhs.uk/wiki/Library_Sandpit.Brief-guide-to-creating-a-simple-RSS-based-Android-App-using-Feed-nu.ashx [Accessed September 1, 2012].

Lamb, K., 2011. Get QReative: QR Codes a Brief Overview and Use Cases. LIHNNK-UP, (38), pp.2–3. Available at: http://www.lihnn.nhs.uk/document_uploads/Newsletters/LIHNNK 38 v3 final draft.pdf.

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