Research in the Palm of Your Hand

Many publishers are designing platforms for mobile phones, but Alan Jackson, Aptivate, came up with the idea that these initiatives might also help researchers in countries with low bandwidth. Many publishers have shown great interest; Cambridge University Press has already taken it up by providing a simplified design, low resolution images, an emphasis on text and smaller data size. They are using a website which can be accessed by standard computers using low bandwidth rather than designing applications for specific mobile platforms. For further information see Publishers for development in action March 2011 on the INASP site.

www.inasp.info/media/www/documents/2011-00-CJOm-research-in-the-palm-of-your-hand.pdf

www.aptivate.org/

Nigel Palmer

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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