By Alan W. Aldrich
Key TakeAways >>>
- Web-enabled smartphones (and their applications) have converged with cloud computing to change the ways people interact with each other and their environments.
- The academic community has only recently adopted mobile technology, and the few existing studies focus on one or two institutions rather than taking a cross-institutional view of mobile websites.
- The study reported here examined the mobile websites of large research universities and their libraries in the United States and Canada.
- Results found that few functions on university mobile websites clearly addressed educational needs, highlighting an opportunity to provide more educational links and applications.
The study reported in this article examines the mobile websites of large research universities and their libraries in the United States and Canada. The services available on different university and library mobile websites are compared and contrasted with the literature identifying what mobile web users desire. This analysis across multiple mobile websites provides universities and their libraries with an initial benchmark for comparisons with other institutions. Future research on the mobile web can identify trends and design issues that are currently only objects of speculation.
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