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Connecting with Health Science Students and Faculty to Facilitate the Design of a Mobile Library Website

Date

2014-07-29

Author

Grabowsky, Adelia
Wright, Melissa

Publisher

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

Abstract

Observing increasing usage of smartphones by students and faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, librarians at Rowland Medical Library decided to explore student and faculty interest in a mobile website for the library. Focus groups were held to examine interest in a site, essential resources to include on a site, and format of the site itself. The study found significant interest in the development of a mobile library website; additionally, participants believed it essential that the site be simple and easy to use and that only certain library resources should be included on the site.