Excellence in Library Services by using Mobile Technology

Satish Kumar

Abstract


Mobile phones and other handheld devices such as i-pads, smart phones, e-readers, tablets etc., are among such devices that are basically used for communication and performing multipurpose tasks such as voice communication, sending smses, taking snapshots/videos, storing phone numbers, playing music, voice recording etc., many are not even aware that these devices can also be used for seeking information from libraries.

Public library has seen tremendous changes and evaluated from paper to electronic media. Proliferation of information in electronic media found great impact on libraries. Mobile Technology is one of the aspects of Electronic Media. The main objective of this paper is to focus on how mobile technology is being used in libraries as well as services provided through technology. In this quest, an attempt has been made here to bring out the meaning of mobile libraries, types of library services provided through mobile technology and glimpse of trends, developments & various projects undertaken by different leading libraries across the globe, especially in the developed countries and also the role of vendors in this regard. India’s position in this scenario is also seen. Also this paper is an attempt to understand how mobile technology is useful in improving and providing better library services.


Keywords


Library services; Mobile library services; Mobile library website; Responsive web design; Mobile technology.

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