Category: mobile web

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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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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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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New reports make interesting reading

Have a big week coming up – attending and giving a short showcase at VALA in Melbourne. So before I start blogging that (hopefully live), I thought give my readers some interesting things to read. Pew/Internet regularly produces reports related to online use. One of the latest was conducted with the Graduate School of Library …

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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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Information Online 2007 – Day 1 First session.

Well here I am in Sydney attending one of Australia’s premier library conferences, the Information Online conference 2007. It was a big day today, with 3 keynotes as well as other sessions. I will do my best to summarise here, what I have taken in lots of written notes. And to save everyone eye strain, …

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