The NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Yesterday I took part in the NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries
. I was invited to be a panel member following my participation in the group which took part in the development of the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition
The half-day symposium provided an opportunity for “library professionals, educators, and thought leaders will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition”
- Emphasis on Mobile
- Increasing Access and Discovery Opportunities
- Content Management and Technical Infrastructure
- Rethinking the Roles and Relationships of Librarians
Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: Current State and Roadmap
Back in July 2014 W3C published an overview report on Standards for Web Applications on Mobile
which summarised the various technologies developed in W3C which increase the capabilities of Web applications and how they apply to use on mobile devices.
The document describes a variety of features which will enhance use of mobile devices to access Web products which are grouped into the following categories: graphics, multimedia, device adaptation, forms, user interactions, data storage, personal information management, sensors and hardware integration, network, communication and discovery, packaging, payment, performance and optimization and privacy and security.