BYOD Revolution in Libraries: Are You Ready?

Nikhil Eyeroor

Abstract


Electronic gadgets , with different features including smartphones and tablet computers have been  rising in popularity in the recent times. In todays networked world students want network access for smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic gadgets in their campus . This trend is commonly termed as " bring your own device" (BYOD) . Traditionally library was not a place where personal belongings are entertained. Property counters have become an integral part of libraries all the time. However now accepting the global e-learning trend Library and Information Science Professionals are welcoming BYOD in Libraries  . Benefits like  lower cost for implementing , co-construction of knowledge through social learning , promotion of personalised learning are some of the benefits of BYOD . Compatibility of devices and security of network are some of the resultant problems . Intention of the paper is to make aware of the challenges and potential of BYOD and help the Library and Information Science professionals to formulate faultless BYOD policy.


Keywords


BYOD ; Bring Your Own Device ; Data Security ; Copyright

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