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Presentation
A Librarian's Field Guide to Near Field Communication
Public Library Association Annual Conference (2012)
  • Kristen A. Yarmey, University of Scranton
  • Sheli McHugh, University of Scranton
Abstract

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a rising technology that allows mobile devices to exchange information wirelessly across a small distance. While it has many commercial applications (e.g., using your cell phone as a credit card at the grocery store), NFC could also have future applications for libraries as a new way to link physical materials with digital information. This presentation will discuss how NFC works, how it's currently being used by merchants, advertisers, and gamers, and the impact it could have on libraries, librarians, and our patrons.

Keywords
  • nfc,
  • mobile,
  • library
Publication Date
March 15, 2012
Citation Information
Kristen A. Yarmey and Sheli McHugh. "A Librarian's Field Guide to Near Field Communication" Public Library Association Annual Conference (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristenyt/30/