An Analysis and Web Accessibility Assessment of Mobile Service of University Libraries

대학도서관의 모바일 서비스 사례 분석 및 웹 접근성 평가에 관한 연구

  • 구중억 (한국기초과학지원연구원 예산팀)
  • Received : 2011.01.12
  • Accepted : 2011.02.14
  • Published : 2011.02.28


With the popularization of smartphones, the mobile demand for information from libraries is increasing and mobile library service will soon be quired. This study analyzed the mobile library services for the mobile webs established by 4 university libraries in Korea and 56 belonging to ARL in the United States. It examined 42 mobile applications developed by universities and university libraries in Korea, and 18 mobile applications developed by the universities and university libraries belonging to ARL in the United States. Mobile accessibility was assessed by conducting mobileOK test for the mobile websites of the same libraries. The study shows that university libraries in Korea should establish mobile websites focusing on key contents which reflect the demand for mobile information of users, and secure mobile web accessibility which the users could conveniently use.


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