The number of Filipinos with Internet access is expected to increase nearly 15-fold, from 2 million subscribers in 2000 to an estimated 29.7 million by the end of this year (http://bit.ly/k36fo). The Philippines has also seen a substantial increase in the use of mobile services for a similar period. By early 2009, there were 73 million users, significantly more than the 6 million in 2000. In 2008, the mobile market increased more than 25% and more than 20% in 2007. As of March 2009, 80% of its population were subscribers (http://bit.ly/cWVZ8q).
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Ateneo de Manila University / Rizal Library
Excluding highly-penetrated markets, the Asia-Pacific Region has experienced similar substantial growth and is recognized as the fastest- growing telecommunications market in the world, with annual increases greater than 20% and total regional annual growth above 30% (http://bit.ly/a5Ii9x).
Within this context, we will review the ever-increasing variety of mobile-based data and information products and services, profile select mobile initiatives undertaken by academic and research libraries worldwide and consider actual and potential mobile-based services for the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University. We will conclude with a brief review of select mobile outreach initiatives.
> The Context
> Mobile Devices
> Mobile Services
> Mobile Applications
> Ateneo de Manila University
> The Mobile Future Is Now
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