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Friday, 29th May 2009

University of Virginia Library, Mobile Version: Now in Public Beta

From the Web Site:

In an effort to expand access to online resources and services, and in response to technology trends in the community, the U.Va. Library has released a version of the website that is optimized for handheld, web-enabled mobile phones and devices.

The initial release targets Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, which together represent the largest traffic segment based on measurements from around the University (>50%). These visitors are automatically redirected to m.lib.virginia.edu.

A later release, slated for May 2009, will be targeted toward the broadest range of devices available from regional carriers. Examples include handsets from RIM Blackberry, Motorola, Palm, and Samsung.

U.Va. Mobile Features:
+ Automatic Device & Capability Detection
+ Full Virgo Catalog Search w/ Improved Relevancy
+ Hours & Schedule of Operation
+ Searchable Staff Directory and Department List
+ Aggregated News, Events, Exhibits, and Blogs
+ Text a Librarian Directly from your Phone

Source: Univ. of Virgina Libraries

Hat Tip: Mobile Libraries Blog


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