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LibraryThing Delivers Mobile Access to Library Catalogs. This article appears in the Match 2010 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter, available for purchase here.

LibraryThing Delivers Mobile Access to Library Catalogs

-Dan Freeman One of the most interesting mobile applications demonstrated at the ALA Midwinter Meeting came from outside the ILS vendors. LibaryThing, a company that has found a niche in adding value to existing library catalogs, has created a mobile app that can be used with almost any of the major automation platforms, allowing a broad range of libraries to create a mobile presence at a very low price. LibraryAnywhere, developed by LibraryThing, provides an inexpensive solution for libraries to engage their users with mobile devices. It includes features that will enable libraries to offer mobile users access to their online catalogs, including the ability to search the library’s collection and to perform services such as viewing currently charged items and to requesting or renewing materials.

LibraryThing has also developed products specifically for libraries. Library, mobile: beta. Please enter your search query below, or use the directory of units in the section navigation area.

Library, mobile: beta

An official list of Colleges and Academic Departments is also available on the Academic Affairs website. A list of administrative and academic support offices is available. People search is available and UT System wide search is also available. Did you mean: library mn Groundbreaking held for new $48M library - UTC News ... UTC Library James M. John M. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Digital Collections University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Digital Collections “Ward, I'm worried about the Beaver…” | UTC Library. C mobileOK Checker. Planning for a Mobile Website. Mobile, mobile, mobile.

Planning for a Mobile Website

It’s all we hear these days. Mobile…it’s the new black. Mobile…you just GOTTA. At my library, mobile web browsers have only accounted for .3% of the total site traffic so far this semester. Taking all the public PCs into account (the default webpage for which is of course the library web page) only takes this up to .5%. In a word, yes. How does one create a mobile website for one’s library? This workshop was great for two reasons: the content was excellent, and its delivery was stellar. I expected the workshop to be more technical than it was, but this turned out to be unnecessary.

Mobile Site Generator · Hidden Peanuts. I’m really excited to launch a side project this morning that I’ve been working on for a while: Mobile Site Generator After filling out a form with page titles and few other bits of info, the generator spits out a fully functional mobile site (tested on iPhones, iTouches, and Android devices) ready for uploading to your server as an HTML file!

Mobile Site Generator · Hidden Peanuts

I’ve been asked a lot of questions about how we made the UNC Libraries’ mobile website. When I start to talk about the iUI framework we used, I see a lot of eyes glaze over. But it’s really easy! But while I’ve seen a lot of talk about mobile sites for libraries, I don’t see nearly as many actually implementing them. As you’ll no doubt see immediately after clicking the link above, the MSG (gee, what a great acronym I picked!) I plan on making it prettier with time, but I wanted to get it functional and online in time to point it out in some presentations I’m giving in the near future. Mobile Web Design – Working Code, Tips, Best Practices « DigInit: digital initiatives. Taking a web site to the small screen comes with a host of considerations: device width, available bandwidth, touch versus click interfaces, browsers with limited functionality, etc.

Mobile Web Design – Working Code, Tips, Best Practices « DigInit: digital initiatives

At the same time, the simplicity of these mobile browsing environments lowers the barrier to entry for developers. Some basic HTML and CSS is all that is required to get started. In my research, I have learned a few things and decided to put the learning into action by creating a mobile web template available for anyone to download, remix, and reuse.