Bonnie's Library Tips: Posts from October 2009

Your MobileLib just got smarter

Grab your mobile phone and connect to OSULMobile (http://m.library.oregonstate.edu/) – the mobile-friendly version of the OSU Libraries website. Look for static information like library hours, floor maps and driving directions which were rolled out last spring. But try out these dynamic services added this fall:

  • Reference assistance is made available via the “Ask a Librarian” chat service.
  • The library catalog is available for searching.
  • Dynamic maps show current availability of computers in the Learning Commons.

We do not yet offer mobile access to the e-journals and databases. This will depend on those publishers’ developing mobile friendly platforms. But look for developments in these and other areas.

Learn more about use of this service with your particular mobile phone at: http://library.oregonstate.edu/about_mobile and, as you think of applications that may help you with your work, let us know — we will give them serious consideration in future development phases. Send your feedback to kim.griggs@oregonstate.edu.