Monday, October 5, 2009

New Mobile Options for UNC Libraries

Users of mobile phones, Blackberries, and similar devices now have access to UNC Library collections and services with two sites designed just for them:
-- Mobile UNC Library site
-- For Blackberry and plain-text
The mobile sites provide access to books, journals, research tools, and, of course, librarians in a format specially designed for on-the-go research.

Site features include mobile-friendly access to:
-- Library hours and contact information
-- Online catalog
-- IM and text connections to librarians
-- Research tools including the RefWorks bibliographic management program and the PubMed database from the National Library of Medicine
The Library is eager to receive feedback on the mobile sites. Contact Chad Haefele, Davis Library Reference Department, to ask questions or share suggestions.

The above post was from the UNC University Libraries blog, Library News and Events. For additional university mobile resources, see UNC Mobile, which offers its own mobile site to access such things as:
-- A searchable campus directory with quick dial and e-mail links
-- The NEXTBus bus tracking system
-- News from the main UNC page, GAA, the Medical School and OASIS
-- Events from the and calendars
-- UNC's YouTube channel
-- UNC's iTunes U site (iPhone and iPod Touch only)
-- Alert Carolina with current campus status and links to emergency numbers

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