Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Library users can now bring an important part of their library with them wherever they go, with the new WilsonWeb Mobile interface for smart phones and other mobile devices. A free service for WilsonWeb subscribers, WilsonWeb Mobile provides “anytime, anywhere” access to WilsonWeb reference databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience.
For users whose libraries subscribe to Wilson full text databases, for example, articles from thousands of publications are now available whenever, wherever—filling those free moments with quality research or pleasure reading. …And with WilsonWeb Mobile’s ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, they can listen to the articles as well, making the small screen of the typical hand-held device a moot point. Thousands of articles on any research or personal interest—ready for listening while in line at the post office, relaxing in the park, commuting or doing housework—are just a WilsonWeb Mobile search away.
Planned features such as “My WilsonWeb” accounts for storing search results will allow users to effectively compile custom “playlists” of articles on any subject (or from favorite magazines or authors), making WilsonWeb Mobile an attractive source of recreational listening as well as time-saving research.
For librarians, WilsonWeb Mobile customization options represent an excellent way to promote awareness of the library. WilsonWeb Mobile “co-branding” allows the placement of two logos on the interface (and future innovations will allow custom hotlinks).[snip]
Other WilsonWeb Mobile features include:
• Full text article translations into any of 13 languages
• Images (on Wilson biography and art image databases)
• Basic and advanced searching
• Multiple database searching
• WilsonWeb All-Smart searching
• Relevancy ranked results
• E-Mailing of search results
• Referring page authentication, and more...
WilsonWeb Mobile functions seamlessly with all of today’s most popular mobile devices and browsers, including Android, Blackberry, IPhone, IPad, Internet Explorer mobile, Opera mobile, and FireFox browsers.
An FAQ detailing the capabilities of WilsonWeb Mobile is available
Enabling WilsonWeb Mobile and Setting Up Automatic Login Procedure
New Round of Enhancements for WilsonWeb
WilsonWeb > Mobile / ReadSpeaker
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