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Friday, September 24, 2010

Readers on the Go

One of RA for All's faithful readers, wrote this article highlighting 10 Apps for Readers on the Go. 

I am not the biggest fan of reading books electronically, but this article makes the point that enough people have and use their mobile devices to read books that we need to pay attention. This I agree with.

However, the list is missing one major app that any reader on the go needs, the mobile site from their local library. Here's the one from mine.

Public libraries want their patrons to have full access to their web sites from anywhere, and this could include downloadable audio or books (if the library offers these services). Library mobile sites try to make the entire scope of library web services available with a smart phone or Blackberry. So, for many readers on the go, their library's url may be the only app they need. And, it is free!

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