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Presentation for Handheld Librarian 3, 2010

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  • 1.Developing a Mobile Library Site for Your Patron Handheld Librarian III, July 28, 2010 Previously Presented at Computers in Libraries, April 14, 2010 Laurie M. Bridges Business and Economics Librarian Oregon State University Libraries Kimberly Griggs Programmer Analyst Oregon State University Libraries

2. Coming Up

    • Who Are We?OSUMobile Lib Team
    • The Mobile Patron
    • Smart Phones vs Feature Phones
    • Accessibility
    • Mobile Web Strategies
    • Adaptation Techniques
    • iPhone Tips

3.

  • Three Members
  • Developed In-House Site
  • Authored Two Articles
  • library/mobile: Tips on Designing and Developing Mobile Web Sites, Code4Lib Journal, Nov. '09
  • Making the Case for a Fully Mobile Library Website: From Floor Maps to the Catalog, Reference Services Review, 2010

OSU Mobile Lib Team http://m.library.orst.edu/ 4. Worldwide: Your Patron

    • Worldwide penetration rate: 61%(ITU, 2009)
    • 1.3 billion landlines 4 billion mobile phone subscriptions(ITU, 2009)

Flickr:Johan Larsson 5. The U.S: Your Patron

    • 42% of Americans say they "cannot live without" their mobile phones(synovate, 2009)
    • 51% of undergraduates own a web-enabled phone(ECAR 2009)
    • 28% of teens use their phones to browse the web(Harris, 2008)
    • In 2009 22 million Americans used their mobile phones to access the Web(comScore, 2009)

Flickr: Lightmash 6.

  • 79% of Mobile Market
  • Everything else (HTC, Nokia, DoCoMo, Samsung, LG,...)
  • Small Screen, Constrained Browser, Less Powerful Processor, No QWERTY keypad, no input device

Smartphone vs. Feature Phone21% of Mobile Market iPhone, Android Phones, Palm Pre, Blackberry Larger Screen, Full Browser, Powerful Processor, QWERTY keypad, Touch stat source:Nielson, 2010 . Flickr photos:William Hook ,Kanpeki Yume 7. Why Feature Phones Matter

  • Your Patron (all of them)
  • Access ibility

Flickr:wootang01 8. Your Patrons (and Ours) 79% Feature Phones 75% iPhone 21% Smartphones 12% Other Smartphones 9% DoCoMo 4% Feature Phones 9. Access ibility

  • "Users of mobile devices and people with disabilities experience similar barriers when interacting with web content."W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

http://www.mobiletor.com/2008/12/04/an-invision-case-iphone-for-blind/ 10. Consider this... Flickr photo:trailofdead1 11. MobileAccessfor All 12. Mobile Web Development

    • Strategy Approaches
      • Do Nothing
      • Miniaturize
      • Mobilize

http://buzzer.translink.ca/index.php/2009/10/the-new-commercial-broadway-elevator-is-now-open/ 13. http://lib.harvard.edu/ Do nothing 14. http://catalog.worthingtonlibraries.org/ Miniaturize 15. http://www.csupomona.edu/~library/mobile/ Mobilize(LCD) 16. http://m.nypl.org/Mobilize(Device Specific) 17. Mobilize!

http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/mobile/ 18. Adaptation Techniques

    • Media Types & Queries
    • Browser Detection
    • Feature Detection

http://blog.redfin.com/sfbay/2008/08/sf_prices_going_down_all_over_town.html 19. Media Types & Queries http://m.library.orst.edu 20. Media Type Support Handheld Screen & Handheld Screen & Queries Screen 21. @mediascreen{ /* rules for computer screens */ }@mediahandheld{ /* rules for handheld devices */ } Multi-Serve Stylesheets 22. Browser Detection $currUA = strtolower($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']); if ((strpos($currUA, iphone ')>0){ header( ' Location: http://mobile.matrix.com/iphone '}} User Agents 23. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/m/ Feature Detection 24. WURFL

  • Wireless Universal Resource File
  • http://wurfl.sourceforge.net

Credit: Doug Chestnut 25. iPhone Tips 26. Deploy & Promote

  • Deploy
    • m.yourdomain
    • mobile.yourdomain
    • yourdomain/mobile
  • Promote
    • Good SEO
    • Link & Redirect
    • News Release

http://www.myreviews101.com/tag/space-elevator-on-green-mars 27. Contact Information Laurie M. Bridges Business and Economics Librarian Oregon State University Libraries [email_address] Kimberly Griggs Programmer Analyst Oregon State University Libraries [email_address]