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Author Kurkovsky, Stan ♦ Meesangnil, Wittawat
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Academic Library ♦ Mobile Application ♦ Limited Resource ♦ Unique Challenge ♦ Modern User ♦ Library Service ♦ Resulting Application ♦ Integration Third-party Information System ♦ Open-source Component ♦ Catalog Access ♦ Mobile Device ♦ Development Cost ♦ Mobile Information Access
Abstract Abstract—In order to stay relevant to the needs of the modern users, libraries need to make their catalogs and other services easily accessible on mobile devices. Libraries face a number of unique challenges in this process related to ‘mobilizing ’ catalog access, integration third-party information systems, and operating with very limited resources. This paper describes an effort to create a mobile application for an academic library, which includes identifying library services relevant to mobile users, minimizing development costs by utilizing a number of open-source components, and evaluating the usability of the resulting application. Keywords-libraries; mobile information access; Android; usability; user study I.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article