Thursday, 22nd July 2010
Upcoming Presentation: "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections"
Next week at the Digital Libraries à la Carte 2010 course at Tilburg University, the Netherlands will take place and we hope to link to as many presentations as we can find from the two day event.
One presentation that is already online and 100% worth reviewing is by Tito Sierra from North Carolina State University Libraries.
It's titled, "Opportunities for Mobile Enhanced Library Services and Collections," and is accessible here via Slideshare.
The presentation includes 103 slides.
As you'll see at the end of this post, it comes at no surprise that so many exciting ideas and actual resources are coming from NC State.
A lot of ground is cover in those 103 slides including:
1. The Mobile Opportunity (Using Stats from Pew Internet, Educause, and New Media Consortium)
2. How Do Libraries Approach This Opportunity?
3. A Review of Mobile Projects at North Carolina State University
4. Principles in Designing the Site
5. Planning for a Mobile Initiative
6. Native App and Web Apps
7. Being Practical
8. The Future (Roving Reference, Collaborative Sharing)
9. Location Awareness
10. Learn by Doing
That's just a few of the topics (without images, insightful points, etc) in 10 slides (out of 135).
Again, the complete slide presentation is available here.
No Surprise and Real World Examples
We're not surprised to see a presentation like this come from the NC State Libraries. They have been doing some great work and we've even mentioned some of it on ResourceShelf during the past seven months.
A. From May, 2010: NC State Libraries Releases New Mobile Tool to Turn Mobile Devices Into NC State “Time Machines”
Utilizing GPS and a mobile device users can take a self-guided tour of the NC State Campus and learn its history. The service is called WolfWalk (Wolfpack is NC State's Nickname).
B. Coalition For Networked Information (Fall 2009), Mr. Sierra was interviewed about NC States mobile initiatives.
C. EDUCAUSE Webinar (January, 2010) with several members of the NC State Mobile Team.
D. NC State Launches Mobile Web Site (November, 2009)
Mobile versions for iPhone/Android, Blackberry/Other Smartphones, and Flip (Feature) Phones are available.