Methods for applied mobile digital library research: A framework for extensible wayfinding systems

Jim Hahn, Michael Twidale, Alejandro Gutierrez, Reza Farivar

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Navigation within the physical library building can be supported with mobile computing technology; specifically, a path suggestion software application on a patron's mobile device can direct her to the location of the physical item on the shelf. This is accomplished by leveraging existing WiFi access points within a library building as well as supplementing wireless infrastructures with additional wireless beacons for collections-based wayfinding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-116
Number of pages11
JournalReference Librarian
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011



  • Digital library
  • Library wayfinding
  • Mobile computing
  • Rapid prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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