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Smartphones blamed as Hongkongers lose interest in the city's libraries - South China Morning Post

Smartphones blamed as Hongkongers lose interest in the city's libraries - South China Morning Post | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Smartphones blamed as Hongkongers lose interest in the city's libraries South China Morning Post Hongkongers have been borrowing fewer books from public libraries over the past five years - with the city's obsession with smartphones being blamed...
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20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s already that transitional time when our current year ends and another begins, and today and tomorrow are quickly changing hands. Rather than look back at significant trends of the past 366 days (2012 was a leap year, remember?

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A compilation of interviews about what will be the top 20 tech trends > including smartphones, cars, apps, data ecology and faces vs interfaces!

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 13, 2012 2:05 PM

Here's a fun-to-read set of funny, fabulous predictions from designers around world.

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Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Will augmented reality app Blippar kill off QR Codes? CEO Rish Mitra tells all | Features | LondonlovesBusiness.com | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Richard Branson, Justin Bieber, Cadburys and Wrigley’s are already fans. Have you Blipped yet?

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I can already see the impact of this being used in libraries > Books, spaces, e-content and services being made blippable!

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50 Great Mobile Apps for Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

50 Great Mobile Apps for Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Richard Le and Tom Duffy:

"You can get a list of all of the apps from the presentation at the mobile page: http://50apps.weebly.com

46% of American adults own smart phones. By 2016, 10 billion will be in use worldwide. By the year 2013 there will be 81.4 billion apps. The average download of apps per device is 51. The average time spent on apps per day is 81 minutes (HOLY MOTHER—THAT’S A LOT). This changes the landscape of our information environment. People are using their smart phones to check local weather, find local businesses, get information, check sports scores, get traffic info, coupons, and info about their local community. Americans are working harder—but on their own time, taking their work home. 80% of people continue to work after leaving the office. 68% check email before 8am in the morning, and 50% of them check their work email while they’re still in bed (GUILTY AS CHARGED). Apps have changed the way we search for and access information. The mobile platform is the preferred way to access information on the go. We can integrate information and add value to our work with better and richer content. Most of the apps featured today are free."

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Mobile Tech in Libraries, via Libraries To Go > Slideshare

Will be given at the LIBER 2012 Conference in Tartu, Estonia (No QR codes, more SMS and AR, please: MT @benshowers: 'Libraries to Go: Mobile Tech in Libraries' : http://t.co/j0sHL0ks #mlibs...)...

 

"Why Mobile Matters:

- There are 5.3 billion global mobile subscribers (thats 77 percent of the world’s population) - International Telecommunications Union

- 1 billion of the world’s 4+ billion mobile phones are now smartphones.

- Microsoft Tag 83% of American adults own a cell phone.-Pew Internet & American Life Project

- 87% of US smartphone owners access the internet or email on their handheld. -Pew Internet & American Life Project"

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The Mobile Social Audience is Evolving - Here's What's Happening [Infographic]

The Mobile Social Audience is Evolving - Here's What's Happening [Infographic] | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"This gorgeous infographic tells us how the mobile audience is evolving and what mobile users are doing on their smartphones.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

 

**Mobile Marketing: 86% of mobile users are watching TV while using a mobile phone 

 

**200+ million (1/3 of all users) access Facebook from a mobile device 

 

**91% of all mobile internet use is “social” related."

 

http://bit.ly/ziGM1Q


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The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012 — The Digital Shift

The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012 — The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012 - http://t.co/NwFKQcR0 via @ShiftTheDigital...

 

Lisa Carlucci Thomas summary:

 

"In 2012, expect existing mobile library services to mature. Mobile websites will be refined, content will be added, more mobile-friendly platforms will become available, and usability of mobile resources will be examined in greater detail. Integration with emerging features and services, such as mobile payment systems (Square, Google Wallet), checkins and gamification (Foursquare, GetGlue, QR codes, SnapTags), social sharing and content curation (Path, Tumblr, Instagram, PicPlz), place-based collections, and augmented reality tours (Scan Jose) built from library digital collections, will present exciting opportunities.
Ebooks and digital content discussions will continue to be complicated, and library advocates will build upon collective knowledge gained and further seek to negotiate adequate rights and licensing policies with publishers. Nonetheless, more libraries will purchase ebooks and circulate ereaders, iPod Touches, and tablet computers than ever before and offer instruction and outreach to patrons seeking experienced support and guidance using their own devices.
Technological advancements, such as sophisticated touch screen interfaces, next-generation platforms, patron self-service tools, and interactive communication services, along with evolving user demands will fuel the ongoing development of mobile library innovations for libraries already involved and encourage creative ideas about delivering services with a fresh perspective.
In 2012, resolve to identify opportunities to integrate mobile services, overcome the challenges, and inspire and engage your mobile library community. It’s time to get in the mix."

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Preprint: Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge?

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Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge? (Preprint)

Authors
Angela Dresselhaus & Flora Shrode

"In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an introductory plan that librarians may use to begin implementing mobile access to selected library databases and services. Results from the first survey helped us to gain insight into where students at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah stands regarding their use of mobile devices for academic activities in general and their desire for access to library services and resources in particular. A second survey that we conducted with librarians gave us an idea of the extent to which responding libraries offer mobile access, their future plans for mobile implementation, and librarians’ opinions about whether and how mobile technologies may be useful to library patrons. In the last segment of the paper, we outline steps librarians can take as they “go mobile.”

 

Full text: http://www.ala.org/lita/ital/sites/ala.org.lita.ital/files/content/prepub/dresselhaus.pdf

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QR Codes in Libraries - Slideshare

Slideshare: QR Codes: Applications Libraries

 

twitter: @weedog DRAFT Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) (http://t.co/buQjNnKz QR codes in libraries...)...


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Karen du Toit's comment, November 10, 2011 6:31 AM
Thanks!