On the Move with the Mobile Web: Libraries and Mobile Technologies

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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

Ellyssa Kroski

Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 37 books, including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker. She was honored with the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa

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.