Category Archive: mobile devices

Mar 22

Renew, rethink, revitalize – a mini conference at the State Library of Victoria

I was one of the 270 public library staff who attended this great event, created and hosted by the State Library of Victoria.  Besides the three keynotes, the rest of the presentations were by library staff doing interesting things in their libraries.  They were all awesome. Here are my notes: Renew, rethink and revitalise mini …

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Jun 13

Blog June 13 – Day 13 – Your vital device

I lost my mobile phone last night, whilst out at a meeting. I have torn apart my clothes, my car, had the meeting place tearing their place apart, asked the parking garage and called the phone repeatedly. I’m an optimist at heart, so it took me until midday today to acknowledge the likelihood of permanent …

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May 28

Mobile Devices Event – Public Libraries Victoria Network ICT Special Interest Group – Thursday 16th May

Here are my notes from this recent event. Tech tool kit – Georgie Nicholson – Melbourne Library Service They bought the equipment from a grant. Got 4 each Toshiba Laptops, Samsung Slate PCs, Sony eReaders, iRiver eReaders, Kobo eReaders, (2 different models), iPad 2s, iPod touches, Kobo Voxes and Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Ten devices with …

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Feb 09

Apps and applications – Concurrent Session 12 – VALA 2012

QR codes: do they provide the missing link between the physical and the digital? – Tristan Badham Received the VALA Travel Scholarship to see how QR codes were being used in libraries, their implementation, reception from users and staff, further ideas etc. QR codes are 2 dimensional barcode when scanned by a mobile device, you …

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Feb 07

Libraries & the Post-PC era – Jason Griffey – VALA 2012

Steve Jobs 2010 – analogy to cars – we have had PCs for 30 years, but now our needs are being fulfilled by other devices – pads and smart phones for example.  Once upon a time………… there was a princess, the princess loved books, but the princess also loved computers – enamoured with the digital, …

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Feb 06

Using mobile and social media to enrich the visitor experience – VALA 2012

This VALA Boot Camp session was a lesson not only in social and mobile media, but in user design. Here are my notes from the session. Will Donovan from Will Donovan and Mark Watson from Design Providence.  Mobile and social media – what’s all the fuss?  37 million iPhones sold in the last quarter in …

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Sep 24

VALA Presents David Lee King

Was very happy to be able Friday 23rd September’s seminar in Melbourne with David Lee King from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, fresh from his appearance at NLS #5 in Perth and Hamish Curry from the State Library of Victoria – presented by VALA: Libraries, Technology & the Future Inc. (thanks guys for organising …

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Jun 28

Mobile accessibility

I have had my eyephone for nearly two years now and I love it. Not necessarily the fact that its an eyephone, but the fact that its a smart phone. The reference librarian in me likes being able to look things up at the spur of the moment.  The nerd in my just likes having …

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May 17

Emerging Technology Forum 2011 Geelong

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 3rd annual Emerging Technology Forum 2011 in Geelong, which is a collaboration between Deakin University, Geelong Regional Libraries and the Gordon Institute of TAFE on Tuesday 17th May. A long way to go, but well worth the travel. Stephen Abram – The future: Frankenbooks, social collaboration …

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Feb 09

VALA 2010 L-Plate Series

Here are my notes from the L-Plate series at VALA 2010 conference.  I am just cutting and pasting from what I took at the time, so I apologise for spelling and grammar, no time to do anything else at this stage. Hope you get something out of it. I got plenty. Open Source Software – …

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