October 30, 2014

Reference: Report/Statistics/Infographic: Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters of Planet’s Population

From The World Bank: Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it is used, says a new report released today by the World Bank and infoDev, its technology […]

New Journal Article: Do Students Use Mobile Technologies in Their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this Challenge?

Title Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technologies in Their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this Challenge? Authors Angela Dresselhaus Utah St. University Flora Shrode Utah St. University Source Information Technology and Libraries Vol 31, No 2 (2012) Abstract In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an […]

New Statistics: Older Adults and Internet Use, 53% of U.S. Seniors Now Using Net or Email

Released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. From the Overview: As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half […]

Official Website of the State of Texas Portal Goes Mobile

From the News Release: Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, proudly announces the launch of m.texas.gov – a mobile-friendly site that lets Texans access government services anytime, anywhere with any device. Since the launch of Texas.gov in 2010, web analytics indicate that mobile visits are growing steadily. Every day, more than 6,800 […]

FBI Launches a Mobile Version of Their Site

From the Federal Bureau of Investigation (June 1, 2012): Today we’re launching the FBI’s first mobile-friendly website designed specifically for smartphones. Built with HTML5, AJAX, and JavaScript, it features most of the content from the main FBI.gov site. Sub sites like FBIJobs.gov and the Vault (vault.fbi.gov)—along with some pages that are not easily viewable on […]

New Summary From CNI: “Multiple Devices and Platforms: Institutional Strategies”

Highlights of a CNI Executive Roundtable that took place at this year’s annual meeting in Baltimore. From the CNI Web Site: Teams representing senior level library and IT organizations from 11 institutions described their development of priorities, policies, and strategies related to the multiplicity of devices that members of university communities are bringing to campus. […]

The National Library of Australia’s Catalogue Goes Mobile With New iOS and Android Apps, Library’s Overall Mobile Strategy Recently Made Available

From the NLA Blog: The National Library’s catalogue is now available for your iOS and Android mobile devices. This means you can search our extensive collections, request items and track these items all from the palm of your hand, no matter where you From a NLA Mobile Info Page The mobile catalogue, available through iTunes […]

Supreme Court of U.S. Will Launch More Mobile-Friendly Web Site of June 1st

From The Washington Post: On June 1, the court announced, the site will be more friendly to those using mobile devices. The Web site “will now detect the mobile device being used and will automatically adjust the display based on the screen size and orientation,” the court announced. Here’s the Full Text of the Message […]

New Report from Pew Internet Looks at the Use of Location-Based Services

Title: Three-quarters of smartphone owners use location-based services Author: Kathryn Zickuhr Direct to Complete Report ||| PDF Version From the Overview: A new report finds that 74% of smartphone owners use their phone to get real-time location-based information, and 18% use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with […]

Final TechWatch Report: Delivering Web to Mobile

Final Report (Ver. 1.0) Title Delivering Web to Mobile Author Mark Power, JISC CETIS From the Introduction: The use of mobile devices for the consumption and use of Web content and services has grown steadily over the last few years and continues to do so, with analysts predicting that mobile will soon exceed the traditional […]