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Libraries and the mobile revolution: remediation=relevance

Libraries and the mobile revolution: remediation=relevance Purpose – 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. Originality/value – The paper offers insights into how librarians can prepare themselves for the “Remediation Revolution.” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Services Review Emerald Publishing

Libraries and the mobile revolution: remediation=relevance

Reference Services Review , Volume 37 (3): 5 – Aug 14, 2009

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0090-7324
DOI
10.1108/00907320910982776
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Abstract

Purpose – 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. Originality/value – The paper offers insights into how librarians can prepare themselves for the “Remediation Revolution.”

Journal

Reference Services ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 14, 2009

Keywords: Mobile communication systems; Communication technologies; Libraries

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