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Libraries and the mobile revolution: remediation=relevance
Reference Services Review (2009)
  • Michelle Jacobs, Pepperdine University
The purpose of this paper is to look at the big picture of where academic libraries fit into the mobile revolution. Design/methodology/approach – Using Jim Hahn’s accompanying article, “On the remediation of Wikipedia and the iPod,” the author comments on what remediation means for the academic library culture as a whole. The reflections are based on observations of current trends in technology and the emergence of a mobile culture. A definition of this generation of library users is suggested – the ING (information now generation). Editorial in nature, the paper also discusses some new technologies and how they might be applicable to the technological growth of libraries. Findings – This reflection of current trends encourages librarians to look/listen, explore, apply, prevail when it comes to applying emerging technologies to the library world.
  • Communication technologies,
  • Libraries,
  • Mobile communication systems
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Michelle Jacobs. "Libraries and the mobile revolution: remediation=relevance" Reference Services Review Vol. 37 Iss. 3 (2009)
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