The shift to mobile devices

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Abstract

As the information environment becomes increasingly electronic, digital libraries have proliferated, but the focus has often been on innovations in technology and not the user. Although user needs have become a popular concept, in practice the users are rarely consulted in the development of services. Research and analysis of users is essential to fine-tune the content and approach of digital libraries to the diverging requirements and expectations of incredibly varied communities and to ensure libraries are effective, accessible and sustainable in the long term.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUser Studies for Digital Library Development
EditorsMilena Dobreva, Andy O'Dwyer, Pierluigi Feliciati
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherFacet Publishing
Pages159-166
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781856049269
ISBN (Print)9781856047654
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • mobile devices
  • mobile technologies

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Petrakieva, L. (2012). The shift to mobile devices. In M. Dobreva, A. O'Dwyer, & P. Feliciati (Eds.), User Studies for Digital Library Development (pp. 159-166). Facet Publishing.