Mobilizing academic content online: challenges and rewards

Mills, Keren and Sheikh, Hassan (2014). Mobilizing academic content online: challenges and rewards. In: Needham, Gill and Ally, Mohamed eds. M-libraries 4: From margin to mainstream - mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries. London: Facet Publishing, pp. 25–35.



The MACON (Mobilising Academic Content Online) project aimed to address the challenges involved in delivering quality academic content to mobile devices in a seamless and user-friendly manner. The project worked with EBSCO, a major content and systems provider, in order to prototype a mobile-friendly resource-discovery interface that will discover and expose quality academic content from both third-party and local collections. The project also addressed a strategic priority to present a flexible and integrated view of quality content, independent of ownership and format, to help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Open University Library's systems. The MACON project was part of the JISC Mobile Infrastructure for Libraries programme.

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