Survey Findings: Library Research Using Mobile Devices at MIT
From the MIT Library Blog:
Eight activities are listed with percentages for those who would LIKE to do X using mobile device and those who are currently doing it.
Top 3 Things Those Surveyed Would Like to Do With Mobile Devices Online
1. Request Library Books or Articles (64.7% would like to do this online, 13% currently do it).
2. Renew Library Books (64.4% would like to do this online, 14.5% currently do like to do it).
3. Search for Library-Owned Books and Journals (59.3% would like to do this online, 17.5% currently do like to do it).
The number one thing people surveyed currently do online, read e-books (29.5%).
The blog post goes on to point out they have a variety of web apps already available that can help do the things those surveyed want to get done on a mobile device.
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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.