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Mobile phones in Africa: opportunities and challenges for academic librarians

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Title
Mobile phones in Africa: opportunities and challenges for academic librarians
Name (type = personal)
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Palumbo
NamePart (type = given)
Laura Bolton
Affiliation
Research & Instructional Services (RIS), Rutgers University
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author
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Rutgers University Libraries
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Accepted Manuscript (AM)
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Article, Refereed
Note (type = version identification)
This article is (c) Laura Bolton Palumbo and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3GQ6VZV).
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Peer reviewed
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2014
Publisher
Emerald Insight
Abstract (type = abstract)
Lack of Internet access and availability of computers in Africa has hindered learning and teaching there. However, the growing prevalence of mobile phones in Africa and elsewhere has created a way for information to be quickly and easily disseminated in areas where access to the Internet and computers are limited. Mobile phones in Africa are currently being used to share information relating to agriculture, as well as other critical topics such as health and finance. This paper will examine these current uses, investigate the current and future use of mobile phones by academic libraries and in education in Africa, and discuss how mobile phones might be leveraged to further education and information dissemination through academic libraries.
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English
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application/pdf
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26 p.
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Academic libraries
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Topic
Information literacy
Subject (authority = LCSH)
Topic
Mobile phones
Subject (authority = LCSH)
Topic
Technology
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Topic
Text messaging
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Palumbo, Laura
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rucore30136800001
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doi:10.7282/T3GQ6VZV
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Africa
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Citation
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2014
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Journal
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New Library World
Identifier (type = volume and issue)
115(3/4)
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/NLW-01-2013-0008
Detail
179-192
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Palumbo
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Laura Bolton
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