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An up-to-date showcase of the innovative and inspiring work that libraries are doing across the world to interact with their users and deliver resources via mobile devices.
This brand new edition of the highly successful M-Libraries series brings together cutting-edge international contributions from the leading experts, practitioners and researchers in the field. Based on the proceedings of the Fifth International M-Libraries Conference held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014, it illustrates the diversity of innovative and inspiring work that libraries are doing across the world to interact with their users and deliver resources via mobile and hand-held devices.
With a foreword from Joan K Lippincott and 22 chapters from 13 countries, as far apart as India and Germany, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe, Scotland and Bangladesh, the book explores the following themes:
Best practice for the use of mobile technologies in libraries
Challenges and strategies involved in embracing mobile innovation for libraries
The impact of ubiquitous and wearable technologies on the future of libraries
Harnessing the future for teaching and learning with mobile technologies
Mobile technologies enhancing information access for all and pursuing the millennium development goals.
As the world becomes more mobile, users will access information using mobile technologies. Hence, libraries have to make the transition to provide mobile service. M-Libraries 5 will help libraries to develop adaptable and efficient mobile services so they can meet the needs of the current and new generations of users.
Readership: Information professionals in all sectors and researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals. It will also be invaluable for students of library and information science and newcomers to the profession.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Joan K Lippincott Introduction - Gill Needham PART 1: BEST PRACTICE FOR THE USE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES IN LIBRARIES 1. Design and testing of mobile library websites: best practices in creating mobile library applications - John Paul Anbu K and Dr Sanjay Kataria 2. Mobile information literacy for libraries: a case study on requirements for an effective information literacy programme - Shri Ram, John Paul Anbu K and Dr Sanjay Kataria 3. Mapping and library services at UOC: a preliminary case study for BPC and UOC - Pep Torn, Anna Zuñiga Ruiz and Carme Fenoll Clarabuch 4. Library tour evolution (analogue/digital/mobile) - Michael J Whitchurch 5. A manifesto for mobile: developing a shared mobile resources checklist - Mark Williams 6. M-libraries user services: a survey of the world’s leading database publishers for mobile devices- Dr Parveen Babbar and Dr P K Jain 7. Assessing students’ perception of ease of use and satisfaction with mobile library websites: a private university perspective in Bangladesh - Md Maidul Islam 8. Web v native application: best practices and considerations in the development and design of web applications - Gillian Nowlan PART 2: CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES INVOLVED IN EMBRACING MOBILE INNOVATION FOR LIBRARIES 9. Smart devices, smart staff - Kay Munro and Karen Stevenson 10. Does position within the library affect mobile technology acceptance? - Dr Sarah-Jane Saravani and Dr Gaby Haddow 11. Learning with smartphones: higher education students’ experiences and practices - Dr Zvjezdana Dukic, Dr Dickson Chiu and Dr Patrick Lo 12. Innovative use of SMS for library services: attitude of library professionals in Anambra and Delta public libraries - Nkem Ekene Osuigwe, Chinelo O Jiagbogu, Nkechi S Udeze and Ebele N Anyaoku 13. From brick to click and click to mobile: transforming libraries with mobile technology - Geeta Paliwal and Dr P K Jain 14. Mobile applications and services in academic libraries: a survey of university libraries in New Delhi - Dr Seema Chandhok and Dr Parveen Babbar 15. Mobile frontiers: real or perceived? Adopting a service-wide approach - Alison Mackenzie PART 3: MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES ENHANCING INFORMATION ACCESS AND PURSUING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16. Mobile wellness innovation: a Qi Gong app to improve wellness and cognitive resiliency in older adults - Dr Collen McMillan and Tony Tin 17. M-agricultural information services in Zimbabwean libraries: drawbacks and opportunities in facilitating access to information to enhance production - Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita and Thembani Malapela PART 4: THE IMPACT OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES ON LIBRARIES OF THE FUTURE 18. The unintentional iPad-lending programme – experience from the Sojourner Truth Library - Kristy Lee 19. LibrARy and e-leARning: further adventures with augmented reality - Nitin Parmar, Kate Robinson and Marie Salter 20. A library location-based service: the app ‘Bavaria in Historical Maps’ presents Bavarian history on the mobile internet - Dr Klaus Ceynowa 21. The geography of information: Placing our information needs and behaviours in context - Andrew Carlos 22. Developing adaptable, efficient mobile library services: librarians as enablers - Lizzie Caperon Conclusion - Professor Mohamed Ally