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Emerging Mobile Technologies Joshua Richardson OHSU October 25, 2006 MLA 2006 Presentation Gabriel R. Rios, MLIS Associate Director of Public Health Services at the Briscoe Library of the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio Melissa De Santis, MLIS

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emerging mobile technologies

Emerging Mobile Technologies

Joshua Richardson

OHSU

October 25, 2006

mla 2006 presentation
MLA 2006 Presentation
  • Gabriel R. Rios, MLIS
    • Associate Director of Public Health Services at the Briscoe Library of the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Melissa De Santis, MLIS
    • Assistant Director for Public Health Services at the Briscoe Library of the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
what was covered
What was covered
  • Identified and discussed current and future mobile technologies
  • Compared different wireless protocols and their use in libraries
  • Discussws potential impact of HIPAA on mobile technologies
  • Identified at least five sources to keep up-to-date with mobile technologies
  • Applied case studies and recommendations for supporting mobile devices at home institution
what we ll cover
What we’ll cover
  • Identify and discuss current and future mobile technologies (and how to support them)
  • Compare different wireless protocols and their use in libraries
  • Discuss potential impact of HIPAA on mobile technologies
  • Identify at least five sources (and then some) to keep up-to-date with mobile technologies
  • Apply case studies and recommendations for supporting mobile devices at home institution
why mobile technologies
Why mobile technologies?
  • Convergence of information professionals: Clinicians and librarians
  • “Information appliances”
  • How do I get involved?
    • CIO
    • Systems head
    • Clinician
mobile devices used in libraries
Mobile Devices Used in Libraries
  • PDAs / Smartphones
  • iPods / MP3 players
  • Tablets
  • Cell Phones
mobile devices used in libraries7
Mobile Devices Used in Libraries
  • PDAs / Smartphones
  • iPods / MP3 players
  • Tablets
  • Cell Phones
pdas and smartphones
PDAs and Smartphones
  • Personal Digital Assistants
  • Palm
  • Handhelds
  • Organizers
  • Smartphones
  • Blackberry
  • Pocket-size computers
operating systems
Palm OS

More users

More software / application development

Better battery life

Windows Mobile

(Pocket PC)

HP, Dell, and others

Fewer users

Handwriting recognition

Biometric integration

Symbian

Smartphones

Nokia, Ericsson

RIM

Blackberry

Operating Systems
trends
Trends
  • IDC and Gartner Group
    • Handhelds “basic PDA” decreasing
    • Blackberries increasing
    • Smartphones increasing
  • Guesstimate
    • Palm 60%
    • Windows Mobile/PocketPC 20%
    • Smartphone 20%
      • Blackberry Pearl
      • Motorola Q
      • Nokia E62
      • Treo 680
  • http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/05/BUGB5J75TK1.DTL&type=tech
  • http://healthdatamanagement.com/html/news/NewsStory.cfm?articleId=14189
getting involved services for pdas and smartphones
Start a PUG

Host a PDA fair

Purchase collections

Provide an “installation station”

Provide infrared

Provide printing

Loan PDAs and Accessories

Offer training

Security advice

Document delivery

Install wireless

Provide content

Recommend software

Getting Involved! Services for PDAs and Smartphones
getting into the game
Getting into the game
  • Start a PDA Users Group “PUG”
  • Library = Neutral
  • Topics

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host a pda technology fair
Host a PDA/Technology Fair
  • PDA or Technology
    • Keynote
    • Breakout sessions
    • Vendors / exhibits
    • Door prizes
  • Visible player
  • Identify new partners
providing an installation station
Providing an installation station
  • Allow people to sync their handhelds in the library
  • BYOC: Bring Your Own Cable
    • Wired
    • Wireless (infrared)
      • PDA-to-PC
      • PDA-to-Ethernet
      • PDA-to-Printer
  • Modified installations
    • Card reader / file transfer
    • CAB files (Windows data compression)
  • Technical support?
loaning pdas and accessories
Loaning PDAs and accessories
  • Personal devices
  • Reference aspect
  • Loan accessories
    • Wireless cards
    • Keyboards
    • Expansion memory
    • Textbooks
    • Margi Systems
    • SD cards
offer training
Offer Training
  • Curriculum-related classes
    • Second year med students
    • Nursing graduate students
    • Residents
  • Open enrollment classes
    • “Which one do I buy?”
    • Intro to the Palm or Windows Mobile OS
    • Health science apps for the PDA
  • Consultations
  • PUG sessions
training solutions
Palm farm

Palm OS Emulator (POSE)

PocketPC Emulator

Virtual PocketPC

Pocket controller

Sample exercises

Beaming contact information

Writing in Grafiti2

Customizing your PDA

Downloading and installing software

Using push technology

Security

Securing your device

HIPAA

Training solutions
online resources
Tech Blogs

Gizmodo

Engadget Mobile

Handheld Librarian

Textually.org

Palm PDAs

Palmdoc Chonicles

Ectopic Brain

Palm InfoCenter

Pocket PCs

PocketPC Thoughts

Medical Pocket PC

Websites

ALA Technotes

Infopeople HowTo

How Stuff Works

Teminology

Webopedia

NetLingo

Tech Web

Listservs

Web4Lib

Edupage

Online Resources
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • A Library in Your Palm (Lib Journal 4/15/03)

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA286650.html

  • Computers in Libraries
    • April 2006 issue
podcasting in education
Podcasting in Education
  • University of Chicago
  • UC Berkeley
    • http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses/feeds.php
  • Chreighton Univ. School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins
    • http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/Podcasts.html
  • Arizona Health Sciences Library
    • http://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/weblinks/Medical_podcasts.cfm
  • iTunes U
    • http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/itunes_u/
  • Resources? Depending upon goals