ERIC Number: EJ1064866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Library on the Go: A Focus Group Study of the Mobile Web and the Academic Library
Seeholzer, Jamie; Salem, Joseph A., Jr.
College & Research Libraries, v72 n1 p9-20 Jan 2011
This study explores student use of the mobile Web in general and expectations for an academic library's mobile Web site in particular through focus groups with students at Kent State University. Participants expressed more interest in using their mobile Web device to interact with library resources and services than anticipated. Results showed an interest in using research databases, the library catalog, and reference services on the mobile Web as well as contacting and being contacted by the library using text messaging.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Internet, Focus Groups, College Students, Library Services, Databases, Catalogs, Reference Services, Synchronous Communication, Student Attitudes, Use Studies, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio