WorkSafeBC Launches Mobile Version of Library Catalogue

by Jonathan Jacobsen Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:24 AM

Earlier this year we announced the availability of a mobile-friendly version of our Andornot Starter Kit (ASK), an add-on to Inmagic WebPublisher Pro. The ASK Mobile Edition enables searching of Inmagic databases using a mobile browser – the kind found on BlackBerries, iPhones, Windows smartphones, and similar devices. While full-size websites can be displayed on these devices, viewing them typically requires a lot of scrolling around and zooming in and out. Websites optimized for mobile devices are designed to give the best user experience on these handheld devices, with their smaller screens and keyboards.

WorkSafeBC-Mobile-Catalog-iphoneIn November, WorkSafeBC became the first Andornot client to apply the ASK Mobile Edition to their library catalogue, creating a version specifically designed for mobile browsers.

"The mobile interface to the Library catalogue is a bit of an experiment to gauge demand for this type of service in our organization. A significant number of Blackberries and iPhones are being issued to WorkSafeBC officers and the mobile interface to the catalogue is a first step to possibly developing a suite of applications to support these devices," says Lance Nordstrom, Librarian at WorkSafeBC.

Marci Gibson, Assistant Librarian at WorkSafeBC, anticipates that "by providing this version we will increase the visibility and usefulness of the library catalogue and also portray the library as being proactive in accommodating emerging technologies.”"

The mobile version of the WorkSafeBC Library catalogue is available here. If you access the full-size catalogue from a mobile browser, the site will detect that and automatically redirect you to the mobile version.

Please contact us to discuss making your Inmagic databases or other web resources available to mobile users.

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