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LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group Meeting at ALA Midwinter 2011
When: Sun. Jan 9 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Pacific Time)
Where: SDCC 31a
Come and join us for the exciting, lively, and informal discussion
about libraries and mobile devices at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting
in San Diego! In addition to covering the following presentations and
discussion topics, we will also discuss what everyone is working on
and other topics brought for discussion.
Presentations and Discussion Topics
"A rapid ethnographic study of the iPad on a campus bus" - Jim Hahn
(University of Illinois)
: This short presentation will describe the results of a rapid
ethnographic study of 10 students using an iPad on a campus bus.
Presentation will include fail-points to use as well as unexpected
use. Discussion of frequently searched for terms as well as the
significance of user context will be included. Tentative ideas for
apps to develop as a result of student search data will be discussed.
"Creating a mobile site with zero budget" - Tiffani Travis (California
: Is there a simple way to connect users to vital library info and
links to mobile versions of products other than creating a full-blown
mobile website? This presentation will share the experience of quickly
creating a "free" mobile site using LibGuides and WordPress, both of
which auto-format their sites for smart phones.
"Brainstorming ideas about great library-centric apps"
: This will be a brainstorming session for library-centric mobile apps
that go beyond searching the catalog or looking up building hours. How
can we leverage the existence of the mobile platform to provide a
truly transformative experience of the library? Your input may be
used to inform suggested development tasks for the competition and
overall guidelines to the "Apps for Libraries" development competition
planned by Tod Colegrove (University of Nevada, Reno).
"Mobile usability and assessment"
: Has anyone done or is anyone planning to do a usability study or
assessments and also the accessibility (for people with disabilities)
for a library’s mobile website or apps? We will discuss also how we
can measure success in regard to the mobile web (e.g. feedback,
environmental scanning, survey, etc.).
Bohyun Kim, MA, MSLIS
LITA MCIG chair
Digital Access Librarian
Florida International University Medical Library
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