Mobile Stats Are Not Enough: What Do Mobile Library Site Users Actually Do? LITA Mobile Computing Interest Group June 29, 2013 Hannah GaschoRempel& Laurie Bridges Oregon State University Libraries
Survey Results *Respondents could choose more than 1 item, n=112
*Percent of responses (respondents could choose more than one response), Chi-Square = 38.78, Degrees of Freedom = 48
Survey Responses - Books • Semiconductor • Oregon taxes • Pomerania • Textbooks • Beer and circus • Accelerated c++ • Seafood quality • Writing a successful thesis and dissertation • Autism spectrum in children
Survey Responses – Research on a topic • Social justice • Ecological anthropology shared governance college • NCAA history • World War 1 • Procurement and contract processes • Seafood quality • Ethnobotany Oregon • Dye properties and peak wavelengths • Company info for Applebee’s
Survey Responses – Open Ended Be able to pull up pdfs from an EBSCO search. If I could do this I would use it daily. Love the computer map. Super helpful! Would be nice to be able to pay a fine and renew a book simultaneously. Need to be able to quickly navigate quickly for the first time user …it was frustrating. I hate it. It’s not very user friendly.
Survey Responses – What do they want? Renew interlibrary loan. See what study rooms are available. Get help from someone! Access to account would be great. Easier access to internet files. Select from multiple options in drop-down list. It is very bland and basic. Make the search bar more prominent.
Survey Results – Open Ended Is there anything you wish you could do with the library’s mobile website that you can’t currently do? 11 of 21 respondents: study room reservations
Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte, 2010 “We can design for an optimal viewing experience, but embed standards-based technologies into our designs to make them not only more flexible, but more adaptive to the media that renders them. In short, we need to practice responsive web design. But how?”
Examples • Lancaster University • Dakota State University Library • Canton Public Library • University of Virginia Library
3 Reasons You Should Know about Responsive Web Design (from SocialDriver) • Connect with Your Audience • Stay Within Budget • Get with the Future Source: Social Driver