NFAIS WORKSHOP ON THE MOBILE DELIVERY OF CONTENT: CHALLENGES AND
October 30, 2009, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Philadelphia PA.
If you are a content provider, librarian or information specialist
you need to be up-to-date on the use of mobile devices as an
information delivery channel. For example, did you know that 75% of
today?s 1.4 billion Internet users access the Web via a mobile
device (29% exclusively via mobile; 46% via mobile and PC)?. In
fact, the global acceptance of wireless mobile devices for
communication and accessing information has grown to the point that
the technology is now at the threshold of transforming the
information industry. According to a recent Pew report, by the year
2020 such devices will have completely morphed into powerful
computing devices that are portals to the online world. To learn
more about this rapidly growing content delivery channel, join us on
October 30, 2009 when NFAIS will offer a one day workshop on mobile
delivery. Virtual attendance is optional for those unable to travel
The program will open with an overview of the current landscape for
the mobile delivery of content. This will be followed by case
studies presented by content providers who are currently delivering
to mobile devices, such as The New England Journal of Medicine, John
Wiley and Sons, the American Institute of Physics, and Ref-Works-
COS. The meeting will then take a look at the challenges that
content providers must meet in order to deliver content to mobile
devices, such as content preparation, meeting e-publishing
standards, and adapting to diverse technology platforms and
infrastructures. New business practices and policies that are
emerging as a result of this new information delivery channel will
be discussed and in closing we will take a look at how this channel
will evolve over the next five years.
The program, registration form, directions to the meeting location,
list of nearby hotels, and general information on Philadelphia is
available at: http://www.nfais.org/page/212-mobile-delivery-of-
On-site Attendance: NFAIS members pay $395 and non-members pay $445.
Virtual Attendance: NFAIS members pay $365 and non-members pay $415.
Unlimited Virtual attendance (3 or more registrations) is $995 for
NFAIS member organizations and $1,195 for non-member organizations.
For more information contact: Jill O?Neill, NFAIS Director,
Communication and Planning, 215-893-1561 (phone); 215-893-1564
(fax); mailto:[log in to unmask] or go to http://www.nfais.org/.