CIL2007: Trends in Mobile Tools & Applications for Libraries

Megan Fox, Simmons College, (fox@simmons.edu) web.simmons.edu/~fox/mobile

  • Patrons want and demand mobile on-demand services
  • Mobile Market
    • [I lost the stats I typed in…]

  • Latest Devices
    • iPods
    • tablets
    • PSP
    • Blackberry
    • m300 smart watch

    • Treo
    • Samsung B470
    • Nokia N93
    • HTC S710
    • iPhone
    • MyOrigo
    • HTC Advantage and Shift
    • Ultra Mobile PC – Q1 Ultra
  • Mobile Web / Transcoded Web
    • .mobi
    • mobilelearn
    • winksite
    • volantis
    • roundpoint
    • mobiSiteGalore
    • Freemont PL has a .mobi version
    • zinadoo
    • NYT
    • National Weather Services
    • Digg
    • PubMed
    • Hoovers
    • Ball State University (Looks like Gopher)
    • Mobile Optimized OPACs
      • III AirPac
    • LibraryThing
    • Ready Reference On the Go
      • Tucors
      • handango
      • dictionaries
      • almanac
    • Mobile Answers
    • eBooks & eAudio
    • Transcoding
      • Optimizing for the mobile environment on the fly
      • May remove content so somewhat controversial
      • Blogger on the Go
      • mobilicio.us
    • Databases on the Run
      • Factiva
      • LexisNexis
    • Mobilize your content
      • via RSS then to SMS
      • MobiFeeds
      • xFruits
      • feedbeep
      • hubdog
      • GoogleReader
      • Text onto the iPod

  • Mobile Search
    • Google
    • 4info
    • Yahoo!
    • AOLMobile
    • Ask
    • [Presented on this earlier in the conference]

  • SMS for content
    • GoogleSMS
    • Yahoo
    • AskMeNow
    • Biblioteche di Roma (answer w/in 48 hours, ugh!)

    • 411
    • Meriam Webster
    • Life’s a Pitch – 1st chap via SMS
    • Harper Teen
    • Citysearch

  • SMS for communication
    • Simmons College Reference Services
    • Altrama (SMS Virtual Reference)
    • teleflip
    • gizmoSMS
    • MagicMessage
    • MobileU
    • AIRBaruch
    • Class in Hand

      • Text Feedback Link
      • Feedback Meter Link
  • Mobile audio & multimedia
    • downloadable audio
    • mobile tours – guide by cell

    • instruction
    • story hours
    • video tours
    • mobile tv
    • mobile YouTube
    • mobile Second Life
    • Ball State University training videos & promotional videos
    • Video downlaods

  • Applications for staff
    • Stats – bar code readers
    • Sirsi PocketCirc
    • Wireless Workstation

  • What’s Next?
    • txt & video ads (you must approve & get a discount on your bill for viewing)
    • MasterCard & Visa via your phone
    • Hardware displays
      • glasses
      • eink/epaper
      • project to wall
    • ZenZui
    • Microsoft Live Labs Deepfish
    • Photo2Search
    • Thrrum
    • mobile visual interactions – qipit
    • spoken interactions – GotVoice
    • GPS Location Interaction
  • [showing pics from my Library Signage flickr pool!]

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