By the end of 2012, more than 700,000 mobile applications became available for a variety of devices while U.S. smartphone sales show a market penetration of nearly 50 percent. To respond to this trend, FEDLINK has begun market research in the area of mobile apps/web site development for federal libraries. As users become more mobile each day, the number of in person patrons decline at libraries throughout the government.
FEDLINK and its members strive to provide both the government and the citizenry with the best information services possible. To do so, federal libraries and information centers must play a role in meeting the needs of both the virtual patron and the traditional researcher.
To help us identify the best content and service options for our nation’s libraries, please take a moment to complete this very short survey on mobility for federal libraries.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Clark H. Brown
Library of Congress