Category: mobile phones

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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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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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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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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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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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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CIL 2007 – Trends in Mobile Tools & Applications for Libraries – Megan Fox

Megan Fox – Web and Electronic Services Librarian at Simmons College. Our users are relying more on cell phones and hand-held tools, so expect that they will turn to them more for their information needs. Want a large range of music, books, movies etc to be able to access, rather than the limited number that …

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