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Library to go

Robert Fox (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 16 February 2010

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to explore the area of mobile technology and its usefulness for library instruction and information dissemination

Design/methodology/approach

This column is exploratory, examining the advantages and disadvantages of mobile technology for librarianship.

Findings

There is an inevitable onslaught of mobile technology within the patron populations. It is essential that libraries and the profession as a whole inject the digital services, both traditional and non‐traditional, into mobile technology in order to reach patrons.

Originality/value

The paper examines several studies and offers theoretical options for tackling the important issue of mobile technology in the library. The paradigm of the library as a place needs to change into a paradigm where the library is not only a place, but also a collection of valuable services that can be accessed from anywhere.

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Citation

Fox, R. (2010), "Library to go", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 8-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751011018455

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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