Saturday, February 6, 2010

Boulder-Area Libraries Offer Website Specially Designed for Smart Phones

Link to February 5 Daily Camera report, "Boulder-area library catalogs go mobile". (via Twitter)

Excerpt: Book lovers on the go now have an easier way to find out if titles are available at Boulder- and Broomfield-area libraries, which have launched a redesigned Web site especially for mobile phones.
Card catalogs are the way of the past, according to Matthew Hamilton, the manager for Boulder's library innovation and technology.
"We have been seeing increased use of our Web site on mobile devices," Hamilton said.
To meet the growing demand, the Flatirons Library Consortium -- made up of the Boulder Library system, the Louisville Public Library and the Broomfield Public Library -- turned to its online vendor.
Innovative Interfaces, a library technology specialty firm located in California, created a new online site designed specifically for Internet-capable mobile phones.
The site streamlines the Boulder library's existing online features and fits them onto the screen of an iPhone, Blackberry or other so-called smart phones.

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