Mobile Apps for libraries and learning

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Slide 1Mobile AppsA poster presentation from the DMU Learning & Teaching Reflection Morning held at De Montfort University, Leicester on 11 June 2012Alison McNab, De Montfort University amcnab@dmu.ac.ukMobile Apps for libraries and learningFrom a library on your desktop.. to a library in your handWhy mobile matters87% of world population are mobile subscribers (5.9 billion) 1 billion smartphones est. to be sold in 2014 Apps vs Mobile websitesAn app is software designed to run on most smartphones or tablets (Apple, Android and Blackberry devices). They can be downloaded from an app store; many are free and others can be purchased.A mobile site is a website designed to be accessed on a mobile device. They make it easier to view content on a smaller screen. Mobile sites are free and don't need to be downloaded from an app store.Subscription e-contentCheck publisher websites for app or mobile site Resources still need to be authenticated often in addition to Single SignOnApps: EBSCOhost, Lexis, PubMed, SciVerse ScopusMobile sites: JustStyle, IEEE, Web of Knowledgee-books and journalsOther useful apps Many productivity tools availableAccess your reference management libraries Concept Mapping QR Codes DMU-developed apps & mobile websitesAlison McNab, Kimberlin Library, De Montfort University amcnab@dmu.ac.uk10 billion mobile Internet devices est. by 2016 (likely 7.3 bn world pop) Student experienceGrowth in e-book salesStudent experience2