At my institution, we’re doing a fair amount of thinking about mobile technologies. We have a text-a-librarian service, and a really nice iphone interface for the library catalog. But as we think towards a future of Palm PREs and 3G networks, I can’t help but wonder… is the world of art librarianship ready? Try, for example, searching ARTstor on a mobile device (or even a netbook). Even the Kindle is not particularly suited toward viewing images (let alone *using* those images in a research context).
So… what do you think? Where do we need to go in order to be ready for a mobile research world? Are there examples that we could follow? Are there things that we should push for as a profession? I’d love to hear other thoughts.