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Mobile Technologies: Why Library Staff Should be Interested


Brian Kelly gave a seminar on Mobile Technologies: Why Library Staff Should Be Interested for library staff at the University of Bath Library from 11.00-12.00 on 21st March 2011.

Note that a video recording of the seminar was provided.


The seminar will provide examples of how academics are making use of mobile devices. The seminar will describe how mobile devices are being used for:

  • Reading blog posts.
  • Accessing Web sites.
  • Communicating with colleagues.
  • Developing one's professional network.
  • Capturing content.

The seminar will illustrate various mobile devices including:

  • Smart phones such as iPhones and Android devices.
  • PDAs such as the iPod Touch.
  • Kindle eBook reader.
  • Flip and similar video cameras.

Participants will have an opportunity to see and make use of such devices.


Mobile Devices and the Library
[MS PowerPoint 97/2000 format]

The slides are also available on Slideshare and embedded below.

Biographical Details

Brian Kelly Brian Kelly has been involved in Web development since January 1993, when he helped to established a Web site at the University of Leeds (one of the first institutional Web sites in the UK). Since 1996 Brian has been employed at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management based at the University of Bath in the UK. His responsibility is to advise the UK's higher and further education community and the cultural heritage sector on ways of maximising the potential of the Web.