Overview

MobiLIB will allow users access to predominantly library-oriented services through cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other mobile, web-enabled devices. Given the increas ing availability of such devices and their growing usage among the libraries' user population, this service will make a selection of services available that are assumed to be most useful to the users of mobile devices. MobiLIB will both link to already e xisting information providers (such as an external site indicating the current location of the university's WolfLine buses) and create greatly simplified interfaces to services such as the libraries' online catalog, staff directory, opening hours listings or the computer availability map. Based on user reactions and feedback, other services can be added in the future.

Team

  • Tito Sierra, Digital Library Initiatives.
  • Markus Wust, Digital Library Initiatives.

Project Links

Reports and Presentations

Nutter, S., Sierra, T., and Wust, M. (2008). "Libraries and the Mobile Web", Digital Library Federation Fall Forum 2008, Board of Trustees Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, November 12, 2008.

Wust, M. (2008). "MobiLIB: A Mobile Library Service at North Carolina State University", Digital Library Federation Spring Forum 2008, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 29, 2008.

Wust, M. (2007). "MobilLIB: A Library Service for Generation 'Mobile' at North Carolina State University.", RUSA MARS Hot Topics Discussion Group at ALA Annual 2007, Washington, DC, June 23, 2007.


Last updated: November 25, 2008