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Going Mobile Update

By Kee Choi on January 25, 2010 6:31 PM | Permalink
iPhone.JPGHappy New Year!  It's kind of late but it's my first blog post of 2010.  It's been a while since we last had any discussion about "Going Mobile" so here's an update.

I participated in an Educause webminar last week titled "Library in Your Pocket".  Both presenters were from NCSU Libraries and they provided a great overview of their mobile web project.

NC State mobile web presentation.ppt

Couple of sections worth highlighting for our discussion:

When thinking about the kind of content we want on our mobile web site, consider the following questions:

Search "Lite" / Google Books Launch!

By Brian Egan on June 30, 2009 5:28 PM | Permalink

Search Lite

WDS would like to announce Search Lite, the new design for the Express Stations. WDS, working with Wendy, Vicki, and the Systems Department, sought to define the function the stations should serve within the library, as well as to identify a number of problems with the former Express Station design. We then refined the design and functionality of the Express Stations to reflect those discussions.

Wendy and Vicki determined the function of the Express Stations is to perform quick catalog searches, and nothing more. No internet, no electronic reserves, not even access to our main library website.

We also identified a number of errors with the former Express Station configuration. If you've used an express station, you may have noticed all of the broken links to book cover images. Also, if a patron typed in an external address (such as, the express station would time out, but provide no information as to why this was happening. Not too user friendly!

In response to these discussions, we made the following changes: