|Joan K. Lippincott
Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
As our students and researchers become increasingly dependent on mobile devices, what types of content and services might they want to access related to their academic work? Scientists in the field may want access to digital image collections, perhaps those residing in institutional repositories. Health sciences students and faculty may want access to standard reference sources on their handhelds when they are in clinical settings. Archaeologists might benefit from access to images and reference works when working at a site. Libraries are beginning to think about offering content that is tailored for access on mobile platforms. In addition, they are implementing services for users “on the go” such as information literacy podcasts, updates on availability of computers in the library, and access to patron records. This session will provide an overview of leading edge services libraries are developing for mobile users and will describe a planning process for instituting services and content for mobile devices. Participants will be asked to contribute examples from programs at their own institutions.