Mobile technology would not be what it is today without the work and creativity of Steve Jobs. Every day we as librarians, educators or students access information through smartphones, computers or tablets, with a great number of us using iPhones, iPods or iPads. Mobile websites, database apps, library apps, university apps, all of them offer us different ways to access information on the go, outside of the physical library. In an effort to help libraries choose what mobile technologies will work best for them, College and Research Libraries News offers a list of mobile applications and resources for development. We suggest it as a good place to start when looking at adding new mobile resources to your library, or you could use it to compare what you currently have to what else is out there.
As a group that focuses on distance learning, we would like to take this time to thank Steve Jobs and other technology innovators who have made the world of distance learning not only possible, but have helped it to continuously evolve in new ways to help us better serve our students.