MLibrary & Mobile Technology
Recognizing the explosion of mobile technologies and their importance in academic research, teaching and learning, MLibrary has inititated a series of projects to enhance the resources and services we provide to users of mobile devices.
Specifically, MLibrary has:
- created mobile-friendly versions of the Mirlyn catalog and the library web site, including our Research Guides
- launched a text message-based help service (Ask a Librarian)
- advocated with publishers to provide mobile-friendly interfaces
- gathered a list of mobile-friendly databases
- created a "proxy this" bookmarklet for iPad/iPhones
- partnered with groups across campus to enhance cell phone access in buildings
- gathered information of interest to campus on ebooks and ereaders
If you'd like to see what others on the Ann Arbor campus are doing, view the UM Mobile Center site. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you may be interested in using the Michigan app. And take a look at the UM-Flint Thompson Library mobile interface.
As always, if you have questions, please Ask a Librarian on your mobile (or IM from AOL, Windows Live, Yahoo, or Google Talk to our screen name: umlibraryaskus or text us at 734-315-0507).