Preface

Anyone living in contemporary twenty-first century culture has no doubt witnessed the seemingly near-ubiquitous penetration of mobile computing technology into our everyday lives. Have you ever wondered what exactly everyone is doing so busily occupied on their mobile device? Watch a group of students walk out of a lecture hall and the first thing overwhelmingly any of them will do is to look at their phone. Mobile computing ubiquity is an extremely important opportunity for librarians looking to craft new services.

Despite very impressive proof-of-concept work and mobile websites, we librarians have not really got up to speed, if one considers the possibilities for location-based and context-aware service provision – but we probably ...

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