24 January 2009

Portable NYPL

Everyone's going mobile! OCLC announced their new WorldCat Mobile service a few days ago and now the techno-wizards at New York Public Library have followed suit. NYPL Mobile is a bare-bones version of the NYPL website that currently includes library hours and maps, exhibition information, and catalog and NYPL site searches. They were able to offer advanced searching of CATNYP (research collections), but not of LEO (circulating collections) or of their Digital Gallery. I don't have an iPhone or any other fancy-schmantzy portable electronic device on which to test the new service, but am very impressed by NYPL Labs' claim that they produced this application in their spare time.

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