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The fourth International m-libraries Conference: 24 – 26 September 2012

“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”

Mobile technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives: how we work, how we communicate, how we study and how we play. This conference will explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users via a growing plethora of mobile and hand-held devices.

The m-libraries conference offers you the opportunity to find out more about the transformation of services, learners or providers because of mobile technology, and hear about the inspiring and innovative projects which challenge current thinking and practice.

The fourth International m-libraries Conference is hosted by The Open University and Athabasca University with support from conference sponsors EBSCO Host, Sage, Springer and OCLC. It will bring together researchers, educators, technical developers, managers and library professionals to share experience and exchange expertise with colleagues at the cutting edge of mobile use and development and to generate ideas for future developments.

Registration is now open for this exciting and engaging conference which will be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes from 24 – 26 September 2012.

**We can also now confirm that John Naughton, academic, columnist and author of A Brief History of the Future: Origins of the Internet and From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet will be joining the conference as the after dinner speaker.**

Keynote speakers include:

  • Ellyssa Kroski, New York Law Institute (US)
  • Char Booth, Claremont Colleges (US)
  • Thomas Cochrane, AUT University’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (NZ)
  • Steve Vosloo, Programme Specialist in Mobile Learning at UNESCO (FR)

The conference programme also includes speakers from India, Qatar, Australia and Nigeria.

For more information about the conference including the full list of speakers go to