Library Technology Reports, July 2008 (44:5)
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The mobile Web is still evolving, and this is an exciting time of early development, but some hurdles still need to be overcome. This Library Technology Reports examines the various components of the mobile web and explores how they can and have been utilized by librarians. In the Report, author and library-technology blogger Ellyssa Kroski outlines the components of the mobile Web — the users, devices, the operating systems, the services, the content — and illuminates the research tracking how users currently engage with information on the World Wide Web via their mobile devices. Kroski also details several library mobile initiatives and provides a "how to" chapter for libraries interested in developing a mobile experience for their users.
Topics Covered in this Issue Include:
- What Is the Mobile Web?
- Mobile Devices
- What Can You Do with the Mobile Web? Mobile Web Applications
- Library Mobile Initiatives
- How to Create a Mobile Experience
- Getting Started with the Mobile Web
About the Author
Ellyssa Kroski is a reference librarian most recently at Columbia University as well as an independent information consultant and international conference speaker. She is an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater, Long Island University's Palmer School of Library Science, as well as at Pratt Institute and San Jose State University, where she teaches LIS students about new and emerging Web technologies. Ellyssa has worked with Information and Internet technologies since the mid-90s.
Ellyssa is a published author and has written about emerging technologies and their applications in libraries for major library publications and scholarly journals. Her book Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals was published in February 2008. Ellyssa teaches professional development workshops and provides technology instruction throughout the country. She blogs at iLibrarian and InfoTangle.
About Library Technology Reports
Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.