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PLA is happening right now in Portland, OR. We don’t have our own booth, but Casey is hanging out at the ProQuest booth (booth 2032), along with the Bowker folks. Stop by to talk about LibraryThing for Libraries, and to see live demos of Library Anywhere—a mobile catalog for any library!
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The exhibits are open until 5pm today, and from 9:30-4 tomorrow.
Labels: PLA, library anywhere
Library Anywhere, our upcoming product that provides a mobile catalog (both mobile web and native apps) for any library, just got an excellent write-up on the ALA TechSource blog: LibraryThing Delivers Mobile Access to Library Catalogs.
The article, by Marshall Breeding, will also appear in the March 2010 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter.
Breeding says of Library Anywhere,
“With the high level of functionality and the low pricing, this competition will lower the threshold for mobile technology into the reach of almost any library.”
We’re certainly excited about Library Anywhere, and are busy at work on it. We’ll have more to show off soon!
Labels: library anywhere, librarything for libraries, mobile, mobile catalog
Update 6/22/11: When we first launched Library Anywhere, we were eager to have public pricing. It’s certainly a novelty in the library world, where wiggly pricing and negotiation are the norm. And we’ve used public pricing for the past year, keyed off of how many physical buildings/branches the library has. What we’ve found, unfortunately, is that while it pleased many people, it made just as many people unhappy. We’ve decided that we’re going to reevaluate our pricing metrics, and to take down this public list. And, of course, we’ll maintain pricing that’s far less then similar products!
Labels: library anywhere, librarything for libraries, mobile, mobile web
Following on our announcement of Shelf Browse, here’s another new product. We think this one’s a pretty big deal.
Announcing Library Anywhere! Check it out on our ALA handout (available here).
- A mobile catalog for any library, up and running in minutes.
- Mobile web and apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.
- Cheaper than you’d guess.
- Search, place holds, and more.
- Showcase hours, branches, and events.
- No installation process.
- Works with 90% of current OPACs.
- Comes with an “accessible version” that provides a fully Section 508-compliant version of your existing catalog.
Unlike Shelf Browse, available now, Library Anywhere is “coming soon.” So, we’re looking for beta libraries.
UPDATE Library Anywhere is now available! Read more about Library Anywhere in our launch post, or try it out with one of these libraries. Read all our blog posts about Library Anywhere here.
Labels: library anywhere, mobile, mobile web
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