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Author International M-Libraries Conference (2nd : 2009 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Title M-libraries 2 : a virtual library in everyone's pocket / edited by Mohamed Ally and Gill Needham
Published London : Facet Publishing, 2010


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Description xxxvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. M-libraries : developments around the world. Where books are few : the role of mobile phones in the developing world / Ken Banks -- Mobile technology in Indian libraries / Parveen Babbar and Seema Chandhok -- Mobile technologies and their possibilities for the library, University of the South Pacific (USP) / Elizabeth C. Reade Fong -- M-library in an m-university : changing models in the Open University of Catalonia / Dora PĂ©rez and Pep Torn -- Piloting mobile services at University of Houston Libraries / Karen A. Coombs... [et al.] -- pt. 2. Technology in m-libraries. Evolution of modern library services : the progression into the mobile domain / Damien Meere ... [et al.] -- Bibliographic ontology and e-books / Jim Hahn -- QR codes and their applications for libraries : a case study from the University of Bath Library / Kate Robinson -- A tale of two institutions : collaborative approach to support and develop mobile library services and resources / Hassan Sheikh and Tony Tin -- Designing a mobile device automatic detector to support mobile library systems / Yang Guangbing... [et al.] -- The Athabasca University Library Digital Reading Room : an iPhone prototype implementation / Rory McGreal... [et al.] --
pt. 3. Application of m-libraries. Mobile access for workplace and language training / Mohamed Ally... [et al.] -- Service models for information therapy services delivered to mobiles / Vahideh Z. Gavgani -- Health literacy and healthy action in the connected age / Paul Nelson and Bob Gann -- 'Ask us upstairs' : bringing roaming reference to the Paley stacks / Fred Rowland and Adam Shambaugh -- The role of an agent supplying content on mobile devices / Jose Luis Andrade -- Portable science : podcasting as an outreach tool for a large academic science and engineering library / Eugene Barsky and Kevin Lindstrom -- pt. 4. M-libraries and learning. Mobilizing the development of information skills for students on the move and for the workplace : two case studies of mobile delivery in practice / Hassan Sheikh and Anne Hewling -- The library's place in a mobile space / Graham McCarthy and Sally Wilson -- M-libraries in distance education : a proposed model for IGNOU / Seema Chandhok and Parveen Babbar -- Bridging the mobile divide : using mobile devices to engage the X and Y generations / Phil Cheeseman and Faye Jackson -- Information literacy gets mobile / Peter Godwin -- Library and Student Support (L&SS) : flexible, blended and technology-enhanced learning / Victoria Owen --
pt. 5. Building the evidence base for m-libraries. Enhancing library access through the use of mobile technology : case study of information services provided by six mobile companies in Bangladesh / Nafiz Zaman Shuva -- M-libraries : information use on the move / Keren Mills -- UCLA and Yale Science Libraries data on cyberlearning and reference services via mobile devices / Brena Smith... [et al.] -- Say what? An SMS transcript analysis at New York University / Alexa Pearce, Scott Collard and Kara Whatley
Summary "Interest in M-Library services has grown exponentially in the last five years, as libraries are recognizing the potential of ubiquitous and increasingly sophisticated mobile devices. Building on the highly regarded 'M-Libraries: libraries on the move to provide virtual access', this new book brings together research and case studies from all corners of the globe on the development and delivery of library services and content to mobile devices."--Back cover
Notes "Based on the proceedings of the Second International M-Libraries Conference held in Vancouver, this new collection of contributions from authorities in the field serves to demonstrate the ingenuity and creativity of developers and service providers in this area, ranging from innovative application of basic mobile phone technology to provide information services in remote parts of the globe lacking internet access, to the development of new tools and technologies which harness the full functionality of popular mobile phones"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Digital libraries.
Electronic information resource searching -- Congresses.
Electronic information resource searching.
Mobile communication systems in education -- Congresses.
Mobile communication systems -- Congresses.
Wireless communication systems -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Ally, Mohamed.
Needham, Gill.
LC no. 2010478224
ISBN 1856046966 (paperback)
9781856046961 (paperback)
Other Titles M-libraries two : a virtual library in everyone's pocket