Title of Presentation

Library in Your Pocket

Presentation Type

Panel Session

Description

Based on the overwhelming evidence that the general public is increasingly using mobile phones to access and retrieve online information, the Oregon State University Libraries began developing a mobile library website that included a searchable catalog. OSU Libraries staff used content adaptation techniques to provide an optimal experience to mobile users regardless of the type of device they are on: users on web-enabled phones with smaller screens receive an attractive interface tailored to the limitations of their device; and users on Smartphones, such as the iPhone, receive a data rich interface that uses Apple design principals to deliver a look and feel smartphone users are familiar with. In our presentation we will discuss why OSU Libraries chose to spend time and resources developing a mobile site; how you can use detection to target your design for different mobile devices; and we will include design recommendations, guidelines, and best practices for creating your own user friendly mobile library site. This presentation is intended for librarians and IT specialists from all types of libraries who are interested in the learning how to mobilize their library content.

Conference Track

Other

Start Date

5-2-2010 9:00 AM

End Date

5-2-2010 11:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19917

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Feb 5th, 9:00 AM Feb 5th, 11:00 AM

Library in Your Pocket

Based on the overwhelming evidence that the general public is increasingly using mobile phones to access and retrieve online information, the Oregon State University Libraries began developing a mobile library website that included a searchable catalog. OSU Libraries staff used content adaptation techniques to provide an optimal experience to mobile users regardless of the type of device they are on: users on web-enabled phones with smaller screens receive an attractive interface tailored to the limitations of their device; and users on Smartphones, such as the iPhone, receive a data rich interface that uses Apple design principals to deliver a look and feel smartphone users are familiar with. In our presentation we will discuss why OSU Libraries chose to spend time and resources developing a mobile site; how you can use detection to target your design for different mobile devices; and we will include design recommendations, guidelines, and best practices for creating your own user friendly mobile library site. This presentation is intended for librarians and IT specialists from all types of libraries who are interested in the learning how to mobilize their library content.