How is the mobile revolution transforming libraries? What will library services and librarians look like in the age of a ubiquitously networked civilization? We begin by surveying what changes have already hit: an expanded device universe,
the e-book renaissance, the growth of new media
ecosystems, nearly-always-on user access, and the
initial switch from 'library as place' to 'place as library'.
Next we assess how mobility has impacted academia,
from teaching to research and student life. Then we
explore scenarios of the future, based on an analysis of
current trends. Scenarios include: Post-Residential
Academe; Open World; Silo World; Alt.Residential.
Bryan Alexander, publisher of the monthly online
report, Future Trends in Technology and Education, gave
a lively presentation on new mobile technologies
related to education. Technology is changing rapidly,
and with Alexander’s fast paced presentation, one
might wonder what else had developed during his talk.
- Mobile communication systems -- Library applications,
- Public services (Libraries) -- Technological innovations
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maryellen_kenreich/1/