ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting 
Montral, Qubec, Canada | November 1-5, 2013

 
Use of Mobile Apps in Information Seeking: An International Viewpoint

Hsin-liang Chen, Indiana University, Indianapolis
Crystal Fulton, University College Dublin
Hannah Gleave, University College Dublin
Yin-Leng Theng, National Nanyang Technological University
Mei-Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal University

Monday, 8:00am


Summary

Global advances in mobile technology have led to international ubiquity of smartphones and other mobile devices promising on-the-go information-seeking convenience. A more robust industry infrastructure, sophisticated input devices and hundreds of thousands of downloadable applications are feeding the phenomenon. This panel will examine the challenges of international technical infrastructure, cultural differences, public policies and research mandates and address a number of questions: