Tag Archives: mobile phones

Libraries on chips! – for tablets and mobile phones

WiderNet (creators of eGranary on hard drives) are seeking crowd-funding to produce new information resources on chips that can be placed in mobile devices –  dubbed the Pocket eGranary Library. The focus will be on topics such as: language, literacy, … Continue reading

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Health information resources

Some more health information resources gathered from HIFA 2015 by Indi Munasinghe of Phi. My thanks to both. Presentation about the mHealth Evidence Database Pleas click on website Discussion by the Working Group on mHealth Evidence base which is a … Continue reading

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Mobile phones in outreach

Catmeurn, Programme Associate, m-Health Alliance gives an example of how mobile phones can empower the community through the provision of information, in this case to mothers through an organization MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action). The project to support mothers … Continue reading

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Mobile phone technology in libraries

Whilst many of the uses described here seem to be in a pilot stage it is perhaps worth looking at the series of guides – Pathways to Best Practice – so as to be aware of what is going on. … Continue reading

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Library Service Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality

Mothers-to-be, new mothers and their infants will benefit from the new mobile phone e-health service to be provided by Northern Regional Library in Ghana. The library, based in the administrative capital of Northern Ghana, Tamale, is one of three new … Continue reading

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mHealth: new horizons for health through mobile technologies

This is a very interesting publication from WHO – but long and 3.4 Mb to download. It covers the use of mobile technology for professional consultations, health call centres, reminders about medication/ appointments and alerts about epidemics to name but … Continue reading

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“In just two years most internet traffic will be from mobiles”

So libraries need to think mobile. The technology described here is based on an article by Boris Zetterlund who is part of the company that have developed the mobile app MyLibrary from Axiell Arena. This software connects libraries, museums and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Animated cartoons: using mobile phones for health [and farming] messages

Scientific Animations Without Borders, University of Illinois, USA has already produced one such example on the prevention of cholera and others on topics for rural farmers. The narrations could be translated into local languages and thus could reach low-literacy communities. … Continue reading

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Who else, other than librarians, are knowledge brokers?

I think that the upshot of a discussion* on infomediaries (in agriculture and health) is that they are needed at every stage of information distribution – through research workers, practitioners to the general public. I personally believe that researchers and … Continue reading

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