The last decade has brought the growing by leaps and bounds of telecommunication. We can use the mobile phones not only to phone but to send SMS or take a digital picture that we can send with MMS. With the 3G technology, we can use videophone service, so the callers are able to see each other during the call. Another telecommunication service is the WAP, which is a content service just like the WWW, but the format of WAP pages is adjusted by mobile phone display. The future of libraries depends on the adoption of the new technologies. Today almost every person has a mobile phone. Therefore it is very important that the services of the libraries are in a position to appear on WAP. The basics of the WAP technology is outlined. It is shown how to make a library WAP portal, and which services can be realized. Finally, the possibilities and the advantages of this technology in libraries are summarised. http://tmt.omikk.bme.hu/print.html?id=4474&issue_id=474
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