The Mobile Library at Southampton

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The Mobile Library at
Southampton

Ric

Paul

Clinical Sciences Librarian,

University of Southampton

R.M.Paul@southampton.ac.uk

Gorman

Introduction


Mobile information provision at
Southampton


How the technology works


What this might mean for the future of
our interaction with users

Circulation System/

Library Management System
(LMS)

OPAC

Terminals

Users’ Own

Computers

Web

Catalogue

Mobile

Version

BookMyne


SirsiDynix

app


iPhone & Android


Features:


Find your library


Find books


Check your account


Renew your books

Price Comparison Using Web Services

Insurance

Company A

Insurance

Company B

Insurance

Company C

How much should my

car insurance cost?

paddynapper

Web Services


Data & actions made available from an
information system for use by other web
applications


Can be public or private


W
eb services server and client
application are independent

Web Services

Server A:

Directory Service

Client

Server B:

Web Service

How do I ask you
for the weather?

Dry & sunny

Take a look at
this: WSDL

Tell me the weather
for Southampton

Where can
I find a
“weather
service”?

There’s a “weather
service” on Server B

Circulation System

Web

Services

3
rd

Party

App

OPAC

Terminals

Users’ Own

Computers

Web

Catalogue

Mobile

Version

Users’ Own Devices

Campus Information Using Web Services

Timetable

Library

Record

Student

Record

campusM

App


Created by
oMbiel


iPhone & Android



MySouthampton
” at
UofS


Freely available


Some functionality
(timetables, module
info, etc.) only available
if you log in

The Immediate Future for
MySouthampton


Connection to Unicorn via web services


Integration with more of the University’s
information systems


Friend locator

The Future for Online Library
Services?


Freeing
-
up library information


Independent library catalogue apps


Mashing
-
up library information