Exploiting mobile communications for library service development: technical possibilities and cultural implications William Foster (National Genetics Education & Development Centre Cain Evans (Birmingham City University) 14th November 2007. Introduction.
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Exploiting mobile communications for library service development: technical possibilities and cultural implicationsWilliam Foster(National Genetics Education & Development CentreCain Evans(Birmingham City University)14th November 2007
“Public Libraries in the 21st century should be open when people want to use them, including evenings and weekends … library users should be able to get easy access to any book … getting expert help … on setting up their own community websites and taking part in the ICT revolution.”Baronness BlackstoneFramework for the future, 2003
“Striking a balance between the traditional and the new is a difficult task and trying to provide something for everyone, irrespective of age or social group, is a hard task”.
Penny Garrod 2004
(from Cole 2006)
“functional mobile digital library systems will inevitably be built around robust and stable technical infrastructure”
Jones et al HCI Group, Cornell University, 2000
Leavesley Project Silkworm 2005
“… represents the most explicit attempt yet to move computing beyond the confines of tool usage towards a pervasive penetration of human activities, with potentially far-reaching effects”
but needs to be
“based on non-intrusive availability”.
Pervasive Library System
Pervasive Library Services
Jones et al IBM 2000
The expected user experience
Leavesley, Project Silkworm 2005
Library + home support
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