iPhone at the Library

Library in Your Pocket

I’ve been watching for the first reports of iPhones accessing library Web resources. This just in from Papercuts at Topeka Shawnee:


The iPhone came out yesterday and we’re so excited that we decided to test the accessibility of the library’s website from the iPhone’s web browser. Using his new iPhone, Daniel was able to browse the library’s webpage, view the .pdf of the library’s magazine connectnow, search the library’s catalog and request items, request items for purchase, and search the magazine and journal databases. He can use Google Maps to get directions to the library’s building at 10th and Washburn in Topeka, or e-mail a reference question to the librarians from his phone

I know many other smartphones can do the same thing…but it’s nice to see the phone of the moment put through its paces to see how library resources load and display.