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Next Library, Aarhus: a session about augmented reality and mobile services by Mind Map: Next Library, Aarhus: a session about augmented reality and mobile
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Next Library, Aarhus: a session about augmented reality and mobile services

first of all: KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!

let's take a good look at a single library mobile innovation

called "lending out"

the idea: the user knows best where to consume library material, in car, at home, at work, commuting in a train, at summer cottage, abroad, in some other library, in the kitchen, etc...

making the actual, useful material mobile... not metadata

universal now

a question: do we think of a non-lending library even a library really?

let's learn from this

mobile OPAC? come on i want MOAR!!!11!!

where's the ambition?

we are like "the best in the world" in this stuff

but we don't act like it

designing a basic mobile library website (OPAC+opening hours etc.) shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes

"mobile library services"

it's about making metadata mobile, metadata about material, this is secondary information, there's other ways to see "mobile" here... f.ex. Open Data, metadata about libraries, this is tertiary information

not about making the library or services mobile

just a CSS -file gets you far

a map of libraries is a little more, and might require actual work

the basic question about library's justification: how to make people's everyday life better?

if we are incapable, let's start promoting other's solutions

that's what a library is anyway: a proxy, we didn't write the books in our shelves, did we, instead, we build and maintain access to publications

librarians are The Knights Who Say N.I.H.

let's make a list of solutions, that are within our scope, transport agency's mobile solutions,, mobile e-book reading software, PressDisplay mobile, newspapers have mobile solutions, Google mobile websearch, why a mobile app for library, when there is mobile Google Maps, EndNote, ...

library mobile service projects insult our librarianship

are we the last organisations with mobile services?

mobile OPAC is *trivial*


"Nokia country", please!, sms, "we" invented it 15 years ago, the myth about finnish innovativeness, where were libraries?, wap, yeah right

finnish library projects, one ambitious project, mobile lending, by, Axiell libraries waiting for a readymade solution, most don't even know a solution exists, nobody really gives a damn

hands up if you've heard of any finnish library mobile innovations?, thought so...

wtf is the problem?

this has been discussed like 15 years now

we should look at this lameness sociologically, from within the profession


librarians of the world: boycott our institutions insulting projects

i suggest, that we the library pros refuse from any library project, which builds a mobile OPAC and lasts for more than 2 months

empirically experience the mobile 1st hand

specify basic mobile services from the start with vendors

designing mobile first might be a good idea

->Åke Nygren

mobile must be more useful

real website (non-mobile) are built for the libraryorganization, srsly, do you have the most relevant information on the library frontpage?, opening hours, "how do i get there"?, opac, renewal, toilets, "is it nice there"?, no, it's all sorts of disturbing bollocks, like book reviews etc., the first thing a user does when arriving at a library website is to start navigation

what was that generic library website design, by Aaron Schmidt etc.?, mobile first

actually *be* mobile, don't just talk about it

open as much of data as possible, circulation stats, locations, opening hours, economical stats, visitor stats, staff stats, ...

integrate to other services, transport agency, google maps


A session with Sarah Houghton-Jan

aka. The Librarian in Black

at Next Library 2011 in Aarhus