National Seminar on Next Generation Library & Information Services [NeGLIS-2011] April 2-3,2011 Shashi Ranjan Kumar Sunil Kumar Chobe [email_address] DLIS University of Delhi M-Library: Library Access through Mobile Phone
In the age of information communication technology the nature of libraries change day by day. The concept of M-Library is also the part of library advancement.
Mobile Technology has now come up with “ Libraries in Hand ” trend.
Recent studies have concluded that 40% of people have an Internet connection, and therefore, these basic-services of libraries would be available to those people from where they are connected. If we consider that 100% of users usually use mobile phones, if these services could be available through mobile devices, then the services would be available to any user at any time and from any location.
In 1945, the zero generation of mobile telephones was introduced.
0G mobile telephones were not officially categorized as mobile phones, since they did not support the automatic change of channel frequency during calls, which allows the user to move from one cell (the base station coverage area) to another cell, a feature called "handover".
Technology was launched in 1991 in Finland on the GSM standard which also marked the introduction of competition in mobile telecoms .
A digital system is one that uses discrete values (often electrical voltages), representing numbers or non-numeric symbols such as letters or icons , for input, processing, transmission, storage, or display, rather than a continuous range of values ( as in an analog system).
Fourth-Generation Communications System, is a term used to describe the next step in wireless communications.
A 4G system will be able to provide a comprehensive IP solution where voice, data and streamed multimedia can be given to users on an "Anytime, Anywhere" basis, and at higher data rates than previous generations .
*FOMA- Freedom of Mobile Multimedia Access Sources: http://www.jayakrishnan.bravehost.com
The concept of the M- Library created a great revolution in the field of information communication technology because with the help of Mobile many people are serving by library at anytime, anywhere in the world.
Our librarians are in move to determine how these devices are affecting information access and ensure that they are communicating with patrons and providing web content in the most appropriate and effective ways.
Our Librarians must be prepared to take this challenge.
By offering library services using mobile technology ensure 46.50 million mobile user become library users.