Research Links: List of Databases, Course Reserves

Quick Search: Articles, newspapers, books and ebooks, videos and more. Results primarily available online but may also include books available in the library or articles that can be requested for email delivery from ILLiad.
Books: Print and online books available from UNLV Libraries or by ILLiad request.
Articles: Articles from academic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Library Information: Pages on library web site, for example research guides, library policies and procedures, hours and events.

Ready to Launch - Mobile Site

By Kee Choi on April 12, 2010 8:58 AM | Permalink
Emailed by Wendy Starkweather to Library All 4-7-2010

Good morning everyone,

As you may know, a small group of interested staff (aka the Going Mobile Interest Group) brought together by the WMC, has been planning for and doing initial testing of a mobile site for the Libraries. Thanks to a major effort by Brian Egan and support from other folks in WDS, a pilot site is now ready for broader testing by library staff. We invite all of you who have a smart phone to check it out at http://www.library.unlv.edu/m and send Brian any comments, suggestions, concerns that you have about the site.

 A couple of additional points to know: 
  • not all content from the main web site is available from the mobile site - this is a deliberate decision and is in keeping with mobile sites since they are designed to be fast and efficient
  • the OPAC is not yet fully optimized for mobile use but that functionality is under development
  • the content that you see on the mobile site is simply "mobilized" content from the main site, so during your mobile travels, if you discover any content items that need attention please alert the content provider for that web page so that he or she can make needed adjustments
  • if testing the site from your desktop it's best to use Firefox
  • there is more info on the group and site development at http://staff/index.php/Going_Mobile_Interest_Group

Barring any major unexpected discoveries made during the staff tests, we plan to make an announcement to the general public early next week via an item in the Library News blog on the front page of our site.  It will be made clear that the mobile site is under development and will say something along the lines of "Help us 'mobilize' - try out our new mobile site."  Full scale promotion of the site will begin in the Fall.

Thanks in advance for your interest and involvement.

Wendy Starkweather
Co-Facilitator of the Going Mobile Interest Group 

Kee Choi - Co Facilitator
Brian Egan
Michael Yunkin
Eva Stowers
Patrick Griffis
Cory Lampert
Darcy DelBosque
Rebecca Nugent
Tom Ipri
Kristen Costello

Add new comment