Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mobile library website fits in your pocket!

Although the SPC Library website has been optimized for mobile users, the time has come to utilize innovative technologies for the new generation of touch screen mobile devices.

SPC Librarian Chad Mairn designed the library’s new mobile-optimized “touch” website interface to act much like an application for an iPhone or other mobile devices. But unlike most applications, the website is entirely web-based and no downloads or updates are required.

“The trend is moving more toward mobile, and once students know that a website is mobile-optimized, they’ll be using it more,” Mairn said. “If a site doesn’t look well on my mobil device, I just won’t use it.”

The new mobile-optimized website, designed for on-the-go users, includes:

  • Library locations with one-touch access to Google Maps, library telephone numbers and hours of operation

  • Access to mobile research databases and the library catalog, making it quick and easy to find articles, books and other information

  • New library releases, resources and services such as Ask-a-Librarian

  • Selected research tools for a variety of operating systems, including Android, Blackberry, iOS (Apple’s iPhone), WebOS, Symbian and Windows

  • External links to the library’s full website
To access the mobile library, visit on your mobile device or scan this QR code to gain instant access.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact Chad Mairn. Special thanks to Yuka Takayama for helping code the mobile redirect script.

1 comment:

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