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The growing expansion of Internet access and mass-scale usage of social networking platforms and search engines have forced digital newspapers to deal with challenges, amongst which are the need to constantly update news, the increasing complexity of sources, the difficulty of exercising [...]

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Libraries have traditionally selected and recommended books, music, and movies. Mobile apps can also be readily included, thus extending library services by offering users more content, resources and services in different formats. Some basic ideas to tackle the discovery, selection [...]

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Los bibliotecarios se sitúan por delante de sus bibliotecas en el uso de dispositivos móviles, especialmente smartphones. De esta manera muchas bibliotecas están siendo capaces de poner en marcha las primeras iniciativas relacionadas con la movilidad de los contenidos. Este sistema, [...]

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The spread of mobile devices –smartphones and tablets– does not go unnoticed by media companies, and particularly by press companies, which have seen in mobile content a new and profitable source of income. The aim of this article is to explain how newspapers are adopting mobile [...]

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One of the main internet trends is the increasing access to information through mobile devices, especially smartphones. The so-called mobile web is affecting all areas, including very versatile uses for scientific activity. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the use that the scientific [...]

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Mobility is the driving force of a radical transformation of society and of our lives, and the emergence of smartphones and tablets has been a turning point. This transformation is mainly articulated around five technological ecosystems, each composed of an operating system, social [...]

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In 2010 technology trends became popular that were as diverse and innovative as net neutrality, internet television, video on demand, mobile commerce (due to the increase of the smartphone market), new algorithms that try to compete with Google, content spam, augmented reality, progress [...]

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The most significant developments in the field of mobile technology in 2014 are reviewed, with the aim of obtaining an overview of the sector and its market penetration in the library and reading worlds. First, major developments in terms of devices, operating systems, standards, [...]

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Mobile devices (phones and tablets) have become the main means of access to the internet in Spain. This has caused a change in the way the public is informed and interacts with information content. This research examines how this change impacts internet users’ habits in relation [...]

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Apps are used by university libraries to disseminate their collections and services. In 2011 the University of Salamanca (USAL) launched the first mobile app for libraries in Spanish-speaking regions: Biblio USAL. Usage data was gathered for this app (2011-2015) and analyzed and compared [...]