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Mobile phone services and UK Higher Education students, what do they want from the library?

Walsh, Andrew (2010) Mobile phone services and UK Higher Education students, what do they want from the library? Library and Information Research, 34 (106). pp. 22-36. ISSN 1756-1086

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      Abstract

      Student attitudes towards the libraries use of mobile technologies in general, and SMS (text messaging) in particular were investigated using a series of focus groups during Autumn 2009 at the University of Huddersfield. The results suggest that students do not feel that text messaging services would be intrusive or unwelcome and they felt overwhelmingly positive towards services such as overdue reminders direct to their phones. The results also suggest that libraries should concentrate on introducing text messaging based systems initially, with other services likely to be well received only if students can see an obvious and immediate benefit to using them. The research was carried out thanks to the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) research award, 2009.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile phones, sms, mobile learning, mlearning, library, libraries, QR codes, text messaging
      Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
      L Education > L Education (General)
      Schools: Computing and Library Services
      Computing and Library Services > Centre for Innovation in Information Services
      School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
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      Depositing User: Andrew Walsh
      Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 10:14
      Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 12:52
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7758

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