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  1. Mobile Library Projects at North Carolina State University Tito SierraNCSU LibrariesCNI 2009 Fall Task Force MeetingDecember 15, 2009

  2. Outline • Background • Mobile Library Projects at NCSU • NCSU Libraries Mobile • The WolfWalk Project • Issues to Consider When Developing Mobile Services

  3. Background

  4. Questions for the Audience • How many of you work at an organization with a mobile presence?

  5. Questions for the Audience • How many of you work at an organization with a mobile presence? • How many of you don’t have a mobile presence, but are planning one?

  6. Questions for the Audience • How many of you work at an organization with a mobile presence? • How many of you don’t have a mobile presence, but are planning one? • How many of you are curious about mobile, but aren’t sure if it’s right for your organization?

  7. Why Go Mobile?

  8. Why Go Mobile? Source: Mary Meeker, “Economy + Internet Trends”, Web 2.0 Summit, October 20, 2009

  9. Why Go Mobile? Mobile devices provide new opportunities for enhancing theuser experience with library services and library digital collections

  10. Libraries and the Mobile Web How should libraries approach the mobile web space?

  11. Mobile Library Projectsat NCSU

  12. NCSU Libraries Mobile

  13. Project Overview • A suite of library services • Optimized to three tiers of mobile devices • Based on MIT Mobile Web source • Launched November 2009

  14. “MobiLIB” at NCSU (2007)

  15. NC State Mobile Web (2009)

  16. NC State Mobile Web (2009)

  17. NCSU Libraries Mobile (2009) • Locations & Hours • Computer Availability • Catalog Search • Ask Us • Webcams • News & Events

  18. Guiding Principles Don’t reproduce the library website—distill it to what people would actually use in a mobile context

  19. Guiding Principles Save the time of the library user

  20. NCSU Libraries Mobile Demo http://m.lib.ncsu.edu

  21. Locations & Hours

  22. Computer Availability

  23. Catalog Search

  24. Ask Us

  25. Webcams

  26. News & Events

  27. Usage Analysis Preliminary usage analysis based on first eight weeks of transaction logs

  28. Pageviews by Service

  29. Pageviews by Platform

  30. David Woodbury, NCSU Libraries Fellow Jason Casden, Digital Library Initiatives Markus Wust, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Center Project Team