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This section is for collecting information regarding possible mobile projects for each program.

Collection Development


Licensed Resources
Contact

Holly Eggleston

Information

For example, ebsco has a mobile app: http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1&topicID=1336

Audience

UC undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and library staff.

Mobile questions

Holly is looking into issues regarding authentication for 3rd party mobile options. Plans to deliver best practices by mid July.

To do
  • Stay in contact with Holly regarding findings
  • Provide Holly an enumeration of existing mobile solutions

Mass Digitization
Contact

Heather Christenson

Information

http://www.hathitrust.org/

Audience

undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, library staff or general public

Mobile questions
  • How people are reading on mobile device (iPhone, Kindle app, eReader device)
  • Does content need to be available in multiple formats?
  • Where do they find content to read?
  • Are there features to optimize the experience?
To do
  • Use survey responses regarding reading habits to provide information about how and what people are reading on mobile devices
  • get more detailed information from interviews (can probably interview general academic population)
  • if there are applicable findings from inquiry or literature review, make recommendations for reading features that might benefit HathiTrust

Digital Special Collections


Online Archive of California and Calisphere
Contact

Sherri Berger, Brian Tingle, Adrian Turner

Information

Calisphere is geared toward K-12 educators--does this influence app target audience?

Audience

Archivists, librarians, scholars, general public interested in primary source material, K-12 educators

Mobile questions

How to access OAC and Calisphere material from a mobile device? Is this something people want?

Do they need to prepare their entire collection of finding aids and images for mobile consumption or a small sampling?

Is there a way to create a fun app using the primary source materials?

Brainstorm
To do
  • research best practies for apps that use location-aware features
  • comparative analysis of other geotagging/photo apps
  • find out if access to OAC and Caliphere is important from mobile device
    • interviews
      • target archivists for OAC
      • target K-12 teachers for Calisphere
    • review usage statistics (Urchin) to see if people are already trying to access from mobile devices

Discovery & Delivery


Contacts

Lena Zentall

Sherry Willhite

Margery Tibbetts

Information

Some overlap with Holly's inquiry into authentication (will be informed by her findings)

Direct linking won't work because that is not controlled by UC-eLinks

Audience

UC undergraduate, graduate students, researchers, faculty (medical staff as well where applicable), and UC library staff

Mobile questions
  • What is the user's tolerance for mixed experience when some links have mobile friendly display of content and others do not?
To do
  • learn about how and when users access material/research from mobile phone from interviews
    • need to find targeted users who are familiar with UC-eLinks?

Request
Contacts

Lena Zentall

Sherry Willhite

Audience

UC undergraduate, graduate students, researchers, faculty (medical staff as well where applicable), and UC library staff

Mobile questions
  • do users want to be notified that their request is available via text message?
  • do users want to make requests for items using mobile devices?
To do
  • review survey responses regarding preferences regarding texts
  • interview users regarding whether they want to request items using a mobile device

Next Generation Melvyl
Contacts

Lena Zentall

Sherry Willhite

Information

WorldCat has a mobile app: http://www.worldcat.org/mobile/default.jsp

Audience

UC undergraduate, graduate students, researchers, faculty (medical staff as well where applicable), and UC library staff

Mobile questions
  • what opportunities are there for services via mobile web or texting?
Brainstorm

receiving call number by text

search by barcode. WorldCat partnered with an app that provides library listings based on a photo of a barcode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDv1cAYR5wc

To do
  • review survey responses regarding preferences regarding texts
  • interview users regarding whether they want to search for catalog items using a mobile device

Publishing


eScholarship
Contact

Matt Winfield (operations), Elise Proulx (marketing/outreach)

Information

PDFs are currently not mobile friendly file formats

Audience

Graduate students, researchers, faculty

Mobile questions
  • Do users want to research on mobile devices?
  • Are people getting to this content from mobile devices?
    • How do you display context if people access from various means?
  • Do abstracts need to float to the top?
  • Is there a need to display the top 10 articles?
  • Do academics do heavy research from mobile devices?
To do

UC Curation Center


Web Archiving Service
Contact

Tracy Seneca

Information

They were contacted and indicated that mobile development is not a priority for them at this point in time. 

Audience

Library staff curators, Faculty, Scholars/researchers

To do

Collect general information about faculty and staff mobile behavior in case this area will become more relevant to them in future.

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