• Title, Summary, Keyword: Mobile Library

Search Result 212, Processing Time 0.053 seconds

Designing a Mobile Based Library Information and Service Delivery System: A Model Plan for Libraries of Bangladesh

  • Elahi, Md. Hasinul
    • Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice
    • /
    • v.4 no.3
    • /
    • pp.57-70
    • /
    • 2016
  • Purpose The purpose of the study is to identify the need of a mobile based library information and service delivery system in developing countries, identify the services that are possible to provide with the help of mobile phones and their applications, design a mobile based library information and service delivery system, and identify major challenges regarding mobile based library information and service delivery systems.Design/ Methodology/ Approach The research is exploratory in nature. This paper is based on a review of literature, survey information, and on the author’s own viewpoints. A comprehensive search of scientific literature has been done along with a survey for validating the necessity of designing mobile based library information and service delivery systems. Responses to closed-ended questions in particular on 7-point Likert scales were analyzed using the descriptive analysis techniques of SPSS 20.0 and responses to other closed-ended questions were analyzed using general statistics.Findings The research indicates that users of academic libraries, especially students and faculty members, have a positive notion regarding designing and implementing a mobile based library information and service delivery system. It also reveals user opinions regarding the possible problems associated with the design and implementation of a mobile based library information and service delivery system.Originality The paper explores mobile based library information and service delivery systems for better and faster service provision to its potential users.

User Needs and Uses of Mobile Services in Academic Libraries (대학도서관 모바일 서비스 이용자의 요구와 이용 분석 연구)

  • Kim, Sung-Jin
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
    • /
    • v.24 no.2
    • /
    • pp.205-230
    • /
    • 2013
  • Academic libraries are trying to develop fully mobile web sites and mobile applications so that users can access to their services even using mobile devices. As the mobilization trends of library services increase in quantity, we need to more focus on what mobile services users want, ultimately for the growth with quality. This study seeks to explore users' needs and uses of mobile library services and then suggests solutions for improving the mobile services in academic libraries. This study conducted on and off-line surveys with 608 students from two universities, which have provided active mobile services with both a mobile web site and an application. The questionnaire was designed to elicit information on respondents' frequency of mobile library visit, the purpose of visit, the reason to use/not use, how to access to the services, the preferred types of the services, satisfaction and dissatisfaction factors, and urgently needed improvements. Based on the findings, this study discussed strategies to improve the quality of mobile services and to increase in users' visit.

A Study on the Evaluation of the Mobile Web Accessibility of Public Library Services (공공도서관 모바일 웹 서비스 접근성 평가에 관한 연구)

  • Lim, Junghyo;Hong, Hyunjin
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
    • /
    • v.26 no.1
    • /
    • pp.343-360
    • /
    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study was to conduct the mobile OK test which means the web accessibility evaluation tool and to evaluate the public libraries' mobile web services. For this purpose, 81 public libraries were tested and analysed in Mobile Web Best Practices presented by W3C. The results of this study indicate the following several strategies: Support by local governments and provincial education offices, Design mobile web services corresponding with web standards, Removal of harmful elements in the web design process, Making simple mobile web documents, A merger of individual files. The findings of this study expect to expand and improve the public library mobile web services for future.

Perception on the Use of Mobile Phones in Retrieving Information from Academic Libraries: A developing country perspective

  • Elahi, Hasinul;Islam, Shiful;Begum, Dilara
    • International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology
    • /
    • v.8 no.1
    • /
    • pp.37-50
    • /
    • 2018
  • The purpose of the study is to identify the perception of the Library and Information Science (LIS) specialists about the use of mobile phones in retrieving information. It investigates the present status of the LIS specialists regarding mobile phone usage, perceptions regarding the use of mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries and points out the possible drawbacks and their solutions for embracing mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries and providing some suggestions. The methodology includes a quantitative approach. The authors used a survey method using a structured questionnaire to measure the perception of LIS specialists regarding the use of mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries. The findings confirmed that the majority (72%) of LIS specialists have the experience of using mobile phones for more than 10 years. Findings also indicate that the LIS specialists have agreed with the statements of advantages of using mobile phones. This paper concludes that the respondents also agreed regarding the possible advantages of introducing mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries. The paper explores the original perceptions of LIS specialists regarding the use of mobile phones in retrieving information from libraries.

A Study on Information Architecture for Mobile Library Websites (도서관 모바일 웹사이트의 인포메이션 아키텍처에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Seong-Hee;Nam, Jae-Woo
    • Journal of Information Management
    • /
    • v.42 no.1
    • /
    • pp.1-23
    • /
    • 2011
  • In this study, we analyzed the academic library websites in terms of information structure, navigation, and labeling system. The study showed that the information structure was linear. In analyzing 8 library sites, we found many common top-level categories but ultimately, the number of main menu ranged from 4 to 15 categories. Also, the results showed that the sites used a sub-domain such as mobile, or just m to keep it short. It seemed to keep the mobile site part of the library site without creating confusion. Finally, Labeling in some mobile sites was not clear and consistent.

A Study on the Construction of Contents for Mobile Library Websites (도서관 모바일 웹사이트의 콘텐츠 구성에 관한 연구)

  • Nam, Jae-Woo;Nam, Tae-Woo
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
    • /
    • v.27 no.4
    • /
    • pp.153-168
    • /
    • 2010
  • The information service of library is getting into a new paradigm as the smart phone usage increases. This study analyzes the contents reflected on the library mobile website to figure out the structural condition and features of the information. For this study, 26 academic libraries in U.S. are selected for an examination of their mobile websites, and the contents on the sites were analyzed. This study analyzed the most frequent type of contents provided in the mobile website. As a result, this study suggested the information structure and core contents of the mobile website in detail. The outcome of this study is expected to be a reference for building the mobile website of library.

Development of Scene Graph Library for Mobile Platforms (모바일 플랫폼을 위한 장면그래프 라이브러리 개발)

  • Kim, Jun-Ho;Seo, Jin-Seok;Park, Chang-Hoon;Hwang, Jane;Ko, Hee-Dong
    • Journal of Korea Multimedia Society
    • /
    • v.13 no.5
    • /
    • pp.792-801
    • /
    • 2010
  • In this paper, we introduce a novel scene graph library for mobile platforms, called the 'Mobile OpenSceneGraph (Mobile OSG)', as a mobile graphics middleware. Our mobile scene graph library supports several nice properties, including platform-independence, extensibility, touch-based UI supports, and compatibility, by carefully adapting the OpenSceneGraph library, one of the most widely used graphics middlewares for desktop platforms, to mobile platforms. We validate the usefulness of the proposed library for mobiles with the several experimental results including real-time rendering, camera manipulations with a touch-based UI, and animations with switching geometric nodes.

A Study on the Problems and Prospects of Ubiquitous Library Through Ubiquitous Computing (유비쿼터스 컴퓨팅에 기반한 유비쿼터스 도서관의 과제와 전망에 관한 연구)

  • Noh, Dong-Jo
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
    • /
    • v.15 no.2
    • /
    • pp.219-240
    • /
    • 2004
  • Ubiquitous computing technology provides anytime and anywhere accessibility to information, ubiquitous computing is adapted in the various field to increase efficiency of work. After looking into the trend of ubiquitous computing, case studies of information service using mobile service and RFID system in library were investigated in this paper. Library information service are providing retrieval of library OPAC and verifications of circulation and return date using mobile internet technology. In addition, various notice services using short me sage service(SMS) of mobile are available. Considering growing mobile service and RFID system advancement of related technology, more information service utilizing mobile service and RFID system should be developed in near future.

  • PDF

An Analysis and Web Accessibility Assessment of Mobile Service of University Libraries (대학도서관의 모바일 서비스 사례 분석 및 웹 접근성 평가에 관한 연구)

  • Gu, Jung-Eok
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
    • /
    • v.45 no.1
    • /
    • pp.75-101
    • /
    • 2011
  • 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.

A Study on Mobile Services Based on Smartphone Application in Academic Libraries (스마트폰 애플리케이션을 활용한 국내외 대학도서관의 모바일 서비스에 관한 연구)

  • Jung, Jong-Kee
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
    • /
    • v.22 no.1
    • /
    • pp.171-191
    • /
    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study is to introduce the concepts of smartphone and app, to review the theoretical researches and the representative service examples in academic libraries' mobile services based on smartphone apps, and to propose the proper mobile services methods based on smartphone apps in academic libraries of Korea. The ways for mobile app services in academic libraries are like these: 1) Libraries need to prepare the hybrid service system based on the combination of mobile web and app for smartphone. 2) Libraries have the guidelines for choosing apps which are applied to library services. 3) Libraries develop the apps for library marketing and education services and make use of existed apps to their own services. 4) Smartphone application bibliography service(Appography service) needs to be developed and serviced as an academic library service field.