From devices to people
Edited by Gill Needham and Mohamed Ally.
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.