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Application of Mobile Technologies in Library Service Delivery

Application of Mobile Technologies in Library Service Delivery
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Author(s): Oluwatoyin Oyeyemi Obinyan (Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 11
Source title: Handbook of Research on Digital Devices for Inclusivity and Engagement in Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9034-7.ch019


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With the rapid advancement in technology in the last two decades, mainly because of the advent of the internet, the world no longer works the same. The advent of wireless networks and more recently mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, etc. following the internet, contributed a lot their applicability in library's operations. As contained in extant literature, mobile devices have become a very important part of communication not only for telephone service users but also for the internet users. The two main reasons behind success of mobile technology is the benefits such as mobility and ubiquity served by mobile devices. To this end, the chapter explores the application of mobile technology on service delivery in libraries, the advantages and disadvantages. Also highlighted were the skills required by the librarians in incorporating mobile technologies to library services.

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