Find a WorldCat library near you—Enter your ZIP, postal code or location in the Libraries Locator
Call a library—Highlight and click the phone number in a library listing to place a call
Map a route—Find the fastest way to a WorldCat library using the mapping software already on your device
Now you can use your mobile phone to find materials in libraries near you—and help us test this new pilot service. Available to people in the United States and Canada, the six-month pilot lets you try out mobile search of WorldCat libraries and suggest improvements or additional features.
WorldCat has partnered with mobile-technology leader Boopsie and joined its growing array of search "channels" that let you quickly access popular Web applications including Google, Wikipedia and Facebook; look up retail locations such as Starbucks and FedEx; and check news, weather, traffic reports and much more!
When you download the Boopsie application to your phone, you get library search plus these additional channels, as well as its "smart prefix" feature that allows you to type only the first few letters of search keywords and view results instantly as you type.
Using the Web browser on your mobile phone, navigate to
Windows Mobile 5.0 / Blackberry / Palm OS 5.4 or later / Apple iPhone / Nokia / MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 Java /
A Complete List Of Supported Phones Is Available
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMdpHaZm-kA] (Blackberry Bold)
Mobile Applications For Libraries And The WorldCat Mobile Pilot (42:36)
Alice Sneary, OCLC, Creative Services Analyst (Moderator)
Mark Allcock, OCLC, Senior Global Manager, Market Solutions (Presenter)
Archive Of OCLC Webinar / April 29, 2009 / 10 AM - 11 AM Eastern /
[Dead Link / 07-26-09]
C203 / Putting Your Library on a Mobile Phone
See Also Also
WorldCat Mobile Pilot Extended To Europe (07-06-09)