The mobile future of university libraries and an analysis of the Turkish case

Kubat G.

INFORMATION AND LEARNING SCIENCE, vol.118, pp.120-140, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ils-09-2016-0063
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-140
  • Keywords: Academic libraries, Turkey, Mobile devices, Information and communication technologies (ICTs), Library items, Mobile library services, Mobile research, ACADEMIC-LIBRARIES, AUGMENTED REALITY, HYBRID LIBRARY, SERVICES, TECHNOLOGIES, CHALLENGES, ATTITUDES, WEBSITE, WEB
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose - The purpose of this study is to search for any evidence for university libraries that are accessible by mobile technology in Turkey as relevant models of the future; having regard to the fact that smartphones will very soon become the standard means by which the internet is accessed, and the rates of connection from mobile devices will supersede those which are computer-based.