December 13, 2017

New Study from Library Journal and Bowker Shows Library Users Want Access to Mobile Offerings

From a Library Journal News Release: Library Journal in partnership with Bowker released its second issue of the quarterly publication Patron Profiles. Based on trending research among a national sample of over 2,100 participants, Patron Profiles: Mobile Devices, Mobile Content, and Library Apps shows how the increased use of mobile devices impacts library usage and […]

Preprint: Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge?

Title Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge? (Preprint) Authors Angela Dresselhaus & Flora Shrode Utah State University Source Information Technology and Libraries Abstract In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an introductory plan that librarians may […]

Just Released: Telenav Launches "Scout", First Daily Personal Navigator for Smartphones, Computers, and Cars (Free)

Here’s a new app that might be of interest. It’s free to download and use.  The iPhone app is available today with apps for Blackberry and Android to come. From the Telenav Announcement: [Scout is] the first daily personal navigator that will be seamlessly accessible across the web, smartphones, and in-car systems – offering users […]

Statistics: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social

From Nielsenwire: Almost one in three U.S. TV households – 35.9 million – owns four or more televisions, according to a new report on media usage from Nielsen. Across the ever-changing U.S. media landscape, TV maintains its stronghold as the most popular device, with 290 million Americans and 114.7 households owning at least one. In […]

Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Launches Mobile Web Site

Update: The FECs New Mobile Site Could Use Some Work (via Sunlight Labs) From the FEC: The Federal Election Commission [has] released the first in a series of FEC Mobile web pages designed to run on mobile devices. These web pages provide easier public access to campaign finance data and information about Commission activities. [Clip] […]

STM Publishing: Springer Launches SpringerLink Mobile App for iPhone

From the Announcement: It is free to download from the iTunes App Store providing access to the science platform www.springerlink.com containing articles and chapters from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals and 49,000 books. In total SpringerLink is offering over 5.4 million documents spanning every area of science, technology and medicine. The SpringerLink mobile app includes a […]

CNET: "Mobile Browsing Reaches All-Time High"

From an Article by Stephen Shankland: …the use of mobile devices reached an all-time high in December, accounting for 7.7 percent of browser usage according to Net Applications’ measurements of daily visits to its network of 40,000 Web sites. That may still be a small fraction of total Web traffic, but it’s a large and […]

Just Released: "Culture on the Go: CIBER Report Says Mobile Browsing Will Transform the Web"

Via Europeana: A new report, Culture on the Go, from UK web-watchers CIBER Research, shows how access to information is changing as people search for, read and use information on the move. A growing proportion of web browsing happens on smartphones like the new Mac iPhone 4S and tablets like the iPad, and no longer […]

New Statistics: The Rise of Smartphones, Apps and the Mobile Web

Via the Nielsen Wire: Nielsen’s State of the Media: The Mobile Media Report (Q3 2011) provides a snapshot of the current mobile media landscape and audiences in the U.S… Key findings: The majority of 25-34 and 18-24 year olds now own smartphones (64% and 53% respectively); The majority of smartphone owners (62%) have downloaded apps […]

Statistics: Mobile Passes Print in Time-Spent Among US Adults

From an eMarketer Report (Highlights): US adults now spend more time on mobile devices each day than they do with print media, according to a new forecast by eMarketer. Meanwhile, time spent watching traditional TV—whether live or recorded on a DVR or DVD—is also increasing, despite industry fears of online encroachment and consumer “cord-cutting.” The […]