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This page provides an overview of 23 articles related to 'sms', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Short Message Service (SMS) is the text communication service component of phone, web, or mobile communication systems, using standardized communications protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed line or mobile phone devices. SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application in the world, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. The term SMS is used as a synonym for all types of short text messaging as well as the user activity itself in many parts of the world. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: SMS)

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Metadata related to 'sms' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'sms': 23 (1.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'sms' across all Ariadne articles: 62
  • Average number of references to 'sms' per Ariadne article: 2.70
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'sms': 2001-01
  • Trending factor of 'sms': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'sms':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. keren mills (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. robert bristow (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. shailey minocha (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Book Review: Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services

Fiona MacLellan reviews a practical guide to mobile technology and its use in delivering library services.

November 2012, issue70, review

Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa

Monika Elbert, David Fuegi and Ugne Lipeikaite describe the principal findings of the study Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by their stakeholders.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Saving the Sounds of the UK in the UK SoundMap

Maureen Pennock and Chris Clark introduce an innovative initiative from the British Library to map a 12-month soundscape of the UK.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

Conference Review: M-Libraries 2, A Virtual Library in Everyone's Pocket

Martin White reviews the proceedings of a 2009 M-Libraries conference on mobile applications in libraries.

October 2010, issue65, review

Rewriting the Book: On the Move With the Library of Birmingham

Brian Gambles presents the Library of Birmingham vision and strategy for addressing the challenge of mobile digital services.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University

Shailey Minocha reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv in May 2010. The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology will play a significant role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries (emtacl10)

Andrew Walsh reports on a new international conference on emerging technologies within academic libraries organised by the library of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and held in Trondheim, Norway in April 2010.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Mobilising the Internet Detective

Diana Massam, Andrew Priest and Caroline Williams describe a recent project to adapt the online Internet Detective tutorial, to deliver a user-friendly mobile site which reflects their market research into user preferences for mobile content.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

The Second International M-Libraries Conference

Keren Mills reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.

July 2009, issue60, event report

Book Review: Sketching Tomorrow - The Social Dynamics of Information and Communication Technology

Emma Tonkin takes a look at an ambitious work on the relationship of modern society to information and communication technologies and observes more sins of omission than commission.

April 2009, issue59, review

The JISC Annual Conference 2007

Philip Pothen and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

IWMW 2006: Quality Matters

Adrian Stevenson reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

Web Focus: Must Email Die?

Brian Kelly recently gave a talk on this subject at the Internet Librarian International 2005 conference. In this article he expands on the talk and revisits the question as to whether email really should disappear.

October 2005, issue45, tooled up

Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions

Kevin Carey describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments: The RAMBLE Project

Paul Trafford describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE Project.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2005, issue44, news and events

A Librarian's Experience of E-Government

Jane Inman describes the route she has taken as a librarian through the expanding landscape of e-government and highlights the skills librarians can bring to this arena.

January 2005, issue42, feature article

Beyond Email: Wikis, Blogs and Other Strange Beasts

Robert Bristow reports on a one-day workshop 'Beyond Email: Strategies for Collaborative Working and Learning in the 21st Century'.

January 2005, issue42, event report

IT for Me: Getting Personal in South Yorkshire Public Libraries

Liz Pearce and Neil Smith introduce the IT for Me Project which aims to provide personalised access to online resources in South Yorkshire's public libraries.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future

Penny Garrod looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

What Features in a Portal?

Geoff Butters analyses the features found in various types of portal, and includes a comparison with the planned features for the JISC Subject Portals.

April 2003, issue35, feature article

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Web Focus: The Web On Your Phone and TV

Brian Kelly looks at the Web Beyond the PC.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

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