Definitions

Accessibility. Accessibility is the ease with which a person may enter a library, gain access to its online systems, use its resources, and obtain needed information regardless of format (Reitz 2010).

 

Desktop computer. A desktop computer is a personal computer or any microcomputer designed for individual use, usually in a personal workspace or in travel, consisting of a CPU and associated peripheral devices. Laptops are small, portable battery-operated personal computers (Reitz 2010).

 

Interface. An interface is the point or process that joins two components of a data processing system, for example, the screen display that functions as intermediary between a software program and its human users (Reitz 2010).

 

Mobile device. A mobile device is a wireless handheld device or a durable, lightweight computer small enough to be held comfortably in the hand, designed to be used in a wireless network for applications requiring mobility (Reitz 2010).

 

M-learning or Mobile learning. Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies (Wikipedia contributors).

 

M-library or Mobile library. M-library is a short form term to denote mobile library. A mobile library is a library in mobile digital form (Hahn 2008).

 

Mobile technology. Mobile technology is a collective term used to describe the various types of cellular communication technology (Wikipedia contributors).

 

Mobile web. The World Wide Web which as accessed through a mobile device ranging from a cellular phone to an iPod Touch mobile app (Kroski 2011).

 

Website. A group of related, interlinked Web pages installed on a Web server and accessible 24 hours a day to Internet users equipped with browser software (Reitz 2010).