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This study examines the transformation of classroom dynamics brought about by the use of tablets for educational purposes. The empirical bases of this study were defined by the “Samsung Smart School” project, which was developed by Samsung and Spain’s Ministry of Education during [...]

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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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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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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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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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Libraries are trying out mobile technologies and looking for applications of smartphones and tablets that can improve library services and professional practice. Through the analysis of the first experiences, professional literature and direct contact with professionals, some common [...]

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The text analyses the emergence of digital publications designed for the new portable devices with touchscreen. If in the last 30 years the universe of written text went through a mutation from paper to screens, now we are seeing a further stage of this process that recombines these [...]

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The experience of the Library of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is presented, where patrons use tablets to access books that have been acquired in electronic format. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of titles that are being distributed [...]

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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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In a media ecosystem with news products available instantly, anywhere and at any time, some newspapers have sprung a surprise by publishing an evening edition for tablets, even in countries with no newsprint tradition. This article considers the keys to interpreting this apparent [...]