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Mobile and PDA technologies and their future use in educationre

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Mobile Access to Information--Education
Source: JISC
New Report, Mobile and PDA technologies and their future use in education
"In recent years there has been a phenomenal growth in the number and technical sophistication of what can loosely be termed 'mobile devices' such as PDAs, mobile phones and media players. Increasingly these devices are also internet-enabled. This JISC report reviews the current state of the art, explores the potential uses within education and discusses some of the trends in technological development such as wireless networking, device convergence and 'always-on' connectivity."
Institutional Repositories
Source: SPARC
Workshop: Institutional Repositories: The Next Stage Work
Presentations and posters from the workshop are now available. The event took place last week in Washington D.C.
Presentations include:
+ Scholarly Communication, Open Access, and Cost Saving: Are They Related?
Keynote by Charles Phelps, University of Rochester.
+ Scientific Publications: Free for All? A Summary of Implications for Institutional Repositories
+ The Copyright Conundrum: How to Populate Your Repository and Stay Legal
+ DSpace at MIT - The Business Model Revisited
+ Open Access Policy: The View from Europe
++ Posters include:
+ Barriers to Adoption of an Institutional Repository: An Academic Library Case Study
+ Developing a Metadata Profile for Institutional Repositories in Canada

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