New Journal Article: "Mobile Access to Audio and Video Collections in Libraries and Other Cultural Institutions"
From the June Issue of Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
Authors: Carolyn Doi (McGill University), James Mason (U of Toronto), and Jared Wiercinski (Concordia University)
Mobile devices have become commonplace, and are increasingly capable of accessing multi-media resources such as audio and video. Many libraries maintain multi-media digital collections that could be accessed on mobile devices. Mobile devices, however, offer unique display and technical challenges that need to be addressed. The benefits of mobile access to library collections include the promise of increased use and an enhanced user experience. In this article we provide a detailed discussion of the issues related to mobile delivery of digital media, including a literature review, an overview of significant technical issues, and three case studies.
Includes an excellent list of cited works, several screenshots, and an appendix titled, “Key Features and Functions of Digital Media Libraries.”
Hat Tip: @library_connect
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.