Day 1 and 2 Conference Program

Post-Conference Updates:

  • Journal article published in LIBRES, September 2011 issue by Denise Nicholson entitled “Mobile Technologies – Information on the Move ... or Stuck in a Groove? – a South African Perspective”  (PDF 447.6 KB) 

  •  Review the Bavarian State Library's Augmented Reality App about the famous Bavarian King Ludwig II. Search the App Store for "Ludwig II" and "Fairytale King". A Youtube Video describes the App features.   

The full conference program is available in a portable document file (PDF 2.2 MB) format.

Day 1 Conference program - Thursday 12 May 2011

Time                 Event  
9.00-9.30   Registration


Welcome and Introduction
Phil Candy (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Learning Division at University of Southern Queensland)
with a video message from Nicky Whitsed (Co-chair of the m-libraries conference, Open University)

Columbus, Cook, Magellan and Libraries: Searching for the corners of the earth, the edge of the oceans and discovering dragons  ...
Search is dead. Discovery fails. What does next generation research, innovation and invention look like?
Opening Keynote speaker: Stephen Abram (Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Markets for Gale Cengage) 
Presentation  (PDF 2.8 MB)

11.00-11.30    Morning Tea

Parallel sessions

Thursday Session 1 - 11.30 - 13.00

Strand A: Mobile services and their development - Plaza Room 3
Session Chair: Gill Needham

Enhancing open distance learning library services with mobile technologies  Abstract (PDF 16.7 KB)

Jenny Raubenheimer
Sandra Hartzer

University of South Africa 
Beyond podcasts…reading with earbuds…learning by listening  Abstract (PDF 32.7 KB) Annika McGinley and Margie Wallin
Presentation (PDF 2.0 MB)
Southern Cross University Library, NSW, Australia
From data to mDashboard for library operations  Abstract (PDF 9.27 KB) May Chang University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Strand B Mobile users – what do they need? - Plaza Room 4
Session Chair: Peter Godwin
The students have iPods: an opportunity to
use iPods as a teaching tool in the library  Abstract (PDF 12.9 KB)
Iris Ambrose
Presentation (PDF 1.3 MB)
La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia
Perception of Uni Ilorin LIS undergraduate students on the impact of mobile technologies on learning  Abstract (PDF 28.0 KB) Adeyinka Tella and Abiodun Salman
Presentation (PDF 124.0KB)
University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Location based gaming – meeting the overwhelming demand for school visits  Abstract (PDF 11.9 KB) Linda Barron
Presentation (PDF 2.6 MB)
State Library of Queensland, Australia

Strand C Emerging Mobile Technologies - Plaza Room 5
Session Chair: Denise Nicholson

Mobile literacy at a public library  Abstract (PDF 42.2 KB) Nicolai Dupont Heidemann Kolding Public Libraries, Denmark
Building a library mobile website  Abstract (PDF 8.7 KB) Ken MacAlpine
Presentation (PDF 5.4 MB)
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Device-independent and user-tailored delivery of mobile library service content within a multi-agent environment: some Irish perspectives  Abstract (PDF 76.0 KB)

Damien Meere, Ivan Ganchev, Mairtin O'Droma, Micheal O'hAodha and Stanimir Stojanov
Presentation (PDF 1.0 MB)

University of Limerick, Ireland

13.00-14.00 Lunch and poster viewing 

Thursday Session 2: 14.00 - 15.30

Strand A: Mobile services and their development - Plaza Room 3
Session Chair: John Burger
Mobile Service of the National Library of China Abstract (PDF 172.0 KB) Wei Dawei and Xie Qiang
Presentation (PDF 1.9 MB)
National Library of China, China
Health Sciences Online: health education in the palm of your hand  Abstract (PDF 16.7 KB)  Erica Frank and Margaret Kay
Presentation (PDF 3.8 MB)
University of British Columbia, Canada & University of Queensland, Australia
Use of mobile phones and short message system (SMS) in consumer health information  Abstract (PDF 16.2 KB) Vahideh Zarea Gavgani Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Strand B Mobile users – what do they need? - Plaza Room 4
Session Chair: Anna Zuneiga Ruis
Keeping up with the Jones’s – experimenting with changing technologies and applications for library services  Abstract (PDF 47.6 KB) 
Colin Bates, Janine Epps, Rebecca Carruthers and Rachael Mackenzie
Presentation (PDF 1.3 MB)
Deakin University Library, Australia
Library services and library content for the mobile internet – the approach of the Bavarian State Library  Abstract (PDF 61.8 KB)  Klaus Ceynowa
Presentation (PDF 11.1 MB)
Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany
Exploring student engagement with mobile technologies at a regional university Abstract (PDF 52.0 KB)

Julie Cartwright, Sally Cummings, Bernadette Royal, Michelle Turner and Jo Anne Witt
Presentation (PDF 3.6 MB)

Charles Darwin University Library, Australia

Strand C Emerging Mobile Technologies - Plaza Room 5
Session Chair: Sue Owen

Mobile technologies for teaching and learning  Abstract (PDF 43.7 KB) Francis Kneebone The Queensland VET Development Center, Australia
Sound selection: podcasts prove positive  Abstract (PDF 13.5 KB) Daniel McDonald
Presentation (PDF 892.2 KB)
Toowoomba Clinical
Library Services, Australia
Apps and attitudes: towards an understanding of the m-librarian’s professional make-up Abstract (Abstract 33.6 KB) Kate Davis and Helen Partridge Queensland University of Technology, Australia
15.30 - 16.00 Afternoon tea
16.00 - 17.00

Plenary Session Chair - Mohamed Ally
Mobile technologies: making the world a better place and increasing collaborative learning among students and lecturers - Keynote speaker: Jessica Colaço (iHub Manager at iHub - Nairobi's premier innovation hub)

17.00 Close 

Conference Dinner at Decks Restaurant, Southbank
Speaker: Erica McWilliam
Adjunct Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology

Day 2 Conference program - Friday 13 May 2011

9.30 - 9.45 Welcome to Day Two - Sue Craig
9.45 - 10.45  

Plenary Session Chair - Phil Candy
The Tree of Learning - The Tree of learning is a very ancient tree, and was around long before any of us and will outlive all of us. Many species of learners are dependent on it. Everything we do today in education, we can trace back to earlier times - each critical event has been favoured or reduced, by the environment and conditions at its special point in history. As the bright beams of technology shine through its branches, Gilly Salmon suggests where the green shoots may be in the future.
Keynote speaker: Gilly Salmon (Director Digital Futures Institute at University of Southern Queensland) Presentation (PDF 6.0 MB)

10.45 -11.15  

Morning Tea

Parallel sessions

Friday Session 3: 11.15 - 12.45

Strand A: Mobile services and their development - Plaza Room 3
Session Chair: Sandra Jeffries

Its just not the same: mobile information literacy  Abstract (PDF 9.8 KB) Peter Godwin and Andrew Walsh
Presentation (PDF 2.9 MB)
University of Bedfordshire and University of Huddersfield, UK
There’s a librarian in my pocket: mobile information literacy at UTS library  Abstract (PDF 35.4 KB) Sophie McDonald
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Going mobile: extending the concept of the edgeless university  Abstract (PDF 47.4 KB) Shirley Reushle
Presentation (PDF 4.4 MB)
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Strand B Mobile users – what do they need? - Plaza Room 4
Session Chair: Gilly Salmon
Discovery in the mobile environment  Abstract (PDF 50.0 KB) Caroline Gauld
Presentation (PDF 662.3 KB)
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Space oddity: contemporary concepts of content for academic libraries  Abstract (PDF 66.7 KB) Richard Gray and Kate Byrne
Presentation (PDF 860.4 KB)
University of New South Wales, Australia
The mobile library and staff preparedness  Abstract (PDF 16.7 KB)  Sarah-Jane Saravani and Gaby Haddow Learning Hub Wintec, New Zealand and Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Strand C Emerging Mobile Technologies - Plaza Room 5
Session Chair: Jim Hahn

Meeting the needs of library users on the mobile web  Abstract (PDF 16.4 KB) Hassan Sheikh and Keren Mills
Presentation (PDF 5.4 MB)
The Open University, UK
Reasons for deploying an eReader loan service at the UOC library  Abstract (PDF 33.1 KB) Anna Zuniga Ruiz
Presentation (PDF 579.2 KB)
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Studies on mobile users in Iran  Abstract (PDF 9.2 KB) Fataneh Vahabi (Unfortunately, this presenter will no longer be available) Islamic Azad University, Iran

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch and poster viewing 

Friday Session 4: 13.45 - 15.15

Strand A: Mobile services and their development - Plaza Room 3
Session Chair: Shirley Reushle

M-services for libraries: an analysis from the perspective of m-service providers in India Abstract (PDF 19.0 KB)

Seema Chandok and Parveen Babbar
Presentation (PDF 1.3 MB)

Indira Gandhi National Open University, India

Preparing your library for mobile devices  Abstract (PDF 42.1 KB)

Mandy Callow and Kaye England
Presentation (PDF 964.0 KB)

University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Mobile Service Providers and Our Library Services: The Case of USP Library, Fiji  Abstract (PDF 11.6 KB) Ela Volatabu
Presentation (PDF 646.3 KB)
University of South Pacific, Fiji

Strand B: Emerging Mobile Technologies - Plaza Room 4
Session Chair: Sue Craig

Mobile technologies – information on the move – a perspective from South Africa  Abstract (PDF 47.9 KB)

Denise Nicholson
Presentation (PDF 3.4 MB)

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Having it both ways: sustainable development of information literacy content for mobile and computer-based learners  Abstract (PDF 41.0 KB)

Carmen Kazakoff-Lane
Presentation (PDF 4.6 MB)

Brandon University, Canada

Mobile innovative display system of library services hours  Abstract (PDF 29.8 KB)  Keiso Katsura
Presentation (PDF 1.7 MB)
Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University, Japan

15.15 -15.45 Afternoon Tea
15.45 - 16.45

Plenary Session Chair - Marisa Parker
Education for All with Mobile Technology: Role of Libraries

Closing Keynote speaker: Mohamed Ally (Professor in Distance Education and Director of the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University)
Presentation (PDF 1.9 MB)

16.45 - 17.00 Closing remarks and thank you - Mohamed Ally and Marisa Parker