Mobile Device Applications for Libraries www.bsu.edu/libraries/mobile Developing a Small-Screen Handheld Mobile Device User Interface for Library Applications

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  • Mobile Device Applications for Libraries www.bsu.edu/libraries/mobileDeveloping a Small-Screen Handheld Mobile Device User Interface for Library Applications

    Bradley D. Faust, Assistant Dean for Library Information Technology Services, Ball State University Libraries

  • Discussion PointsBackground on the Ball State University Libraries Mobile InitiativesWhy continued interest in Mobile Development?Current Mobile Grant Project OverviewComputer Availability PhaseMobile Site Upgrade Phase Digital Library Access Phase10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Mobile Project BackgroundInitial mobile project began in 2004A $15,000 LSTA Technology Grant supported most development workOutcomes includedA mobile device interface to our OPACA mobile device friendly list of JournalsA mobile device friendly library information baseLinks to mobile device friendly Web sites

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  • Mobile Project Background1st grant ended in 2005Minor mobile Web site updates were applied until 2008In early 2009, we applied for a second LSTA Technology Grant - $8,000LSTA Grant awarded in May 2009Development work began in July when we hired a Mobile Computing Developer10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Continued Interest in MobileBetter, faster, higher capacity networks and handheld devices (said this in 2007)Price/performance of device ownership is improvingIncrease library resources and information access optionsImages, audio, and video can be more easily presented on mobile devices

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  • Current Mobile Grant ProjectThree PhasesComputer Availability ModuleUpdates to Existing Mobile Web SiteSite redesign to support modern mobile devicesMOPAC (mobile OPAC) - update underwayMobile Journals - update underwayBuilding a Digital Media Repository (DMR) Mobile User Interface (UI)DMR is based on CONTENTdm10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Computer Availability ModuleWhat is it?It is a tool to allow students to identify areas in Bracken Library where computers are availableHow does it operate?A computer agent installed on each public PC The computer agent reports information back to a server where it is used to produce FLASH based floor plans, and the mobile UI10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Computer Availability Module10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Mobile Site UpdatesUpdated the look and feel of the siteTo work on iPhone and iPod Touch unitsTo work on other mobile devicesImproving functionality of the existing applicationsDeveloping a new instructional video interfaceUpdating and adding links to useful external mobile web sites10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Mobile Site UpdatesPrevious HomepagePrevious Homepage10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Mobile Site Updates10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Digital Library Access for MobileWhy?To expand access opportunities to digital assets and objects in our collectionsTo connect the DMR to an increasingly mobile client baseTo extend the value of research material To deliver multimedia objects that work well on modern mobile devices and networks10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Digital Library Access for MobileContext/ChallengesCONTENTdm based Digital Media RepositoryMultiple asset types: image, video, audio, compound objects, 3D, textStreaming audio and video, how to deliver to mobile devices?Application DevelopmentiPhone App or Web Application?Who will develop it? 10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Digital Library Access for MobileDMR Mobile UI prototype in iPlotz serviceiplotz.com/app/viewer.php?k=b709469a14b09b8071562ed9dd4dad1a&pr=6227&pg=6227_5&a=4830 Jing version of DMR Mobile UI Prototypewww.bsu.edu/libraries/lits/rtv/libmobileinit.htm 10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Digital Library Access for Mobile10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Digital Library AccessDMR Outreach at Ball State UniversityMicrosoft Surface application Ball State University Maps and PhotosMulti-platform BSU PowerPoint Generator for CONTENTdmBSU applicationCatalog record links, embedded images, etc.Mobile device access to the DMR assets10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Grant Project TeamDaniel J. H. LakesMobile Computing DeveloperR. Todd VandenbarkSpecial Projects DeveloperProject Co-InvestigatorsArthur W. Hfner, Ph.D., M.B.A., Dean of University LibrariesBradley D. Faust, M.L.S., Assistant Dean for Library Information Technology Services10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Thank YouThis project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered by the Indiana State Library.10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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  • Speaker Contact InformationBradley D. FaustBall State University LibrariesMuncie, Indiana 47306BFaust@bsu.edu765-285-8032

    www.bsu.edu/library www.bsu.edu/libraries/mobile 10/15/09Tech4U October 2009

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    Discuss old homepage features and limits*Discuss old homepage details*Show and discuss new homepage details.*Discuss second level page in detail. *Illustrate iPhone problem with old web application, MOPAC.*Discuss view delivery on iPhone in detail. *Explain why DMR on mobile devices.*Explain our environment and decision process*Demonstrate wireframe of DMR mobile inteface.****