Tuesday 29th November, 2011
2:00pm to 3:30pm
TRACK 1 - GOING MOBILE:INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE ON THE MOVE
SESSION: THE MOBILE REVOLUTION: OPENING UP A NEW WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES
LIBRARIES TO GO: MOBILE TECH IN LIBRARIES
(Ellyssa Kroski, Emerging Technologies & Web Services Librarian, Barnard Library, USA)
We are entering a time of ubiquitous computing, one in which the Web is becoming increasingly mobile. People are able to access information from home, work, and everywhere in between thanks to an explosion of new personal mobile devices. Libraries have begun to offer a wide array of mobile content and services that patrons can take with them on the go. They are building cutting-edge iPhone and Android apps, offering mobile OPACS and databases, participating in mobile social networks and location-based services, providing mobile collections and instruction, innovating with QR barcodes, pushing text notifications to patrons, and experimenting with augmented reality technology. This session will discuss examples of innovative library mobile initiatives, trends in mobile library services, and offer suggestions for ways to go mobile in your own library. This presentation will be based on Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries which I gave yesterday for the Western New York Library Resources Council and have been updating and speaking about since 2008. This presentation was originally based on my ALA Library Technology Report: On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies, 2008.
THE ROLE OF A COMPUTING SERVICE IN AN INCREASINGLY MOBILE WORLD, OR "WE DON'T SUPPORT THAT..."
(Christine Sexton, Director of Corporate Information & Computing Services, University of Sheffield, UK)
This talk will explore the implications for universities and their Computing Services of an increasingly mobile, 24/7, always-on world. We don't own the hardware anymore and increasingly we don't even supply the software. How does that affect the student experience, and how can we make sure our customers get the information and services they want, when they want, and how they want, on a growing number of platforms, operating systems and service providers?
"THE WHOLE WORLD IN YOUR HANDS" AN ACADEMIC LIBRARY GOING MOBILE - A NORWEGIAN EXPERIENCE
(Henry Langseth, Academic Librarian, University of Agder, Norway)
This Norwegian case study presents how a medium sized academic library developed a mobile website with no budget, little knowledge and a great deal of enthusiasm and curiosity. Agder University Library has been one of the first Norwegian libraries to embrace mobile opportunities and the first to launch a tailored service. The solution is based on freeware and is compatible with all smart phone devices. Henry is interested in how new trends and technologies can be adapted and utilised by libraries.
-Overview of the development and launch of the mobile service
-A summary of the first year after launch
-The importance of marketing
Session Moderator: Ake Nygren, Project Manager, Stockholm Public Library
An emerging tech info pro/ librarian / writer-editor/ international conference speaker / instructor.
Project leader @ssb_digibib. Mozilla rep. Unboxing #digilit @mymakerboxes. Dreaming of an open web empowered by ebrarians building trust, knowledge & democracy. bio from Twitter
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