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30 May 2008


Grace Lillevig

We, do - http://pda.hcpl.net/. It's modified from the ADA accessible version of our HIP catalog.


Hi Ed, Regina Public Library's mobile site is at: http://www.reginalibrary.ca/m/. There is a link off of that page to a mobile version of our catalogue and our community resources database.

Kyle Cook

Nashville Public Library offers Mobile catalog:

Kyle Cook

Nashville Public Library offers Mobile catalog:

Edward Vielmetti

link back to some earlier discussion on this topic:


I'm still liking the IM or Twitter based book finding ideas, the ones where you ask someone in real time and they answer.


Westerville Public Library in Westerville, Ohio has a mobile catalog:

Ed Vielmetti

Megan Fox is talking at the Metropolitan Library Systems in the Chicago area:


Now that mobile tools such as smartphones and ipods are a part of the daily life of the majority of our patrons, it is essential that libraries determine how these devices are affecting information access, and ensure that we are communicating with patrons and providing content in the most appropriate and effective ways. Libraries must be prepared to serve the increasing market and demand for mobile access to personalized facts and information gratification anytime, anywhere, on one's own handheld device.

This session provides an overview of trends in mobile tools and applications for libraries, including the latest in mobile optimized web, mobile multimedia, and SMS/texting. Since mobile handheld devices truly are personal devices, search histories and physical locations can be harnessed to produce more accurate, individualized information and services.

This session also looks at the hottest mobile search provider offerings and potential applications for information seekers and librarians. Users on the go dont want to wade through a list of Web results they want answers to their questions. Hear what makes mobile search different from a regular search engine, learn about the most interesting and unique features of these services, and get a sneak peek at whats coming down the development pike for mobile search, such as starting a search with a picture or a voice command, or using your exact physical location to enhance search results.

Megan Fox
Web and Electronic Resources Librarian
Special Projects Analyst for Administration and Planning
Simmons College
Boston, MA

Megan Fox is the Web & Electronic Resources Librarian for the Simmons College Library. She manages the Library's Web site, negotiates contracts and subscriptions for online research databases, and assists the Public Services department with instruction, faculty outreach, and marketing library services. Megan received her MA in Literature from Boston College in 1994 and her MLS in Library and Information Science from Simmons in 1998. At Simmons, Megan also teaches graduate and continuing education courses for the Graduate School of Library & Information Science. Her specialties include online resources, searching the Web, business information, and mobile technologies. Megan has been a frequent speaker at Computers in Libraries, Internet Librarian and at numerous other library conferences and associations.


Cuyahoga County Public Library - AirPac

Ed Vielmetti

pulled from a comment:

(Midlothian Public Library): http://www.midlothianlibrary.mobi/
Right now it’s very basic but it serves it’s purpose.

I'll rewrite this list at some point once I sync up with Megan.


Yale's medical library has a mobile version: http://www.med.yale.edu/library/m/

F. Lewis

We run a mobile device service. See:
It's quite basic but uses our SmartSearch features.


The Washington DC Public Library has had an iPhone App for their ILS since 01/2009. Check it out!



Or on iTunes here:




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