LIR/AGI Mobile Technologies Symposium

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Nov 5, 2013 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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LIR/AGI Mobile Technologies Symposium



Ronán

Kennedy, NUI Galway

Introduction


Web access from mobile devices will exceed desktop access by
2015
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source
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React or Prepare?





Prepare a
strategy

1.
analyse
the
demand

2.
access
to
resources

3.
access
to
catalogue

4.
access
to Library services


room bookings, etc.



Seamless mobile access through


-

responsive web design


-

apps


native or hybrid?


Introduction

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4.2% of site usage is mobile


at least

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October 2012




Catalogue Searches: 655,000


4.2%
-

27,500 on mobile

2. Access To Resources
-

The Mobile Hub

Mobile
Hub

Apps

Mobile
Sites





Didn’t turn out that way



“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard
work”

Peter
Drucker


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Native App Difficulties


for dedicated users only


Massive OS discrepancies


heavy Apple weighting



On campus access only



App only allows searching, not access (to avoid
authentication
issues)



Institutional email must be accessible from device



Time
-
limited tokens



Personal profile on site needed



Legibility issues


in design and
fulltext



User would need to know the resource and its content very well



Publishers don’t make money on these


future implications



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Native Apps


Discovery NOT Delivery





Open University Project: most users don’t want to read
fulltext

on their devices
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The Vendors’ View

“We’re not going to bother with apps, we’re going
concentrate on mobile site accessibility.

They’re quick, they’re clean and your users don’t need to do
anything different”

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3. Access To Catalogue
-

Mobile Catalogue





Well embedded ‘desktop version’

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4. Access to Library Services

App or Mobile Web?



Functionality Required (Hardware needed? Offline access needed?)


Planned user interaction and activity


User preference and devices


Resources


money and time


Technical Knowledge (different programming languages for different types
of app)


Timescale

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source
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Mobile Web App


Uses open web technology: HTML5, CSS, Java


Deployed through the web, hosted locally



No need to worry about many SDKs


Embraces all OSs

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Thanks for listening!

r
onan.kennedy@nuigalway.ie