Did you know that you can access e-journal content licensed by Rodgers Library over the Mobile Web? The iPod Touch (from Apple) is ideal for this purpose. The iPod Touch, using Wi-Fi, easily connects to the Internet. Get productive, go Mobile!
A new service featuring Kindle e-book readers (from Amazon.com) is set to launch on November 2. Rodgers Library will circulate Kindles preloaded with a selection of popular reading on a broad range of science, engineering, and nursing topics, plus a few titles of general interest.
Kindle and Kindle DX units will be available for check-out. Kindle units and the titles they contain are listed in the Libraries’ catalog.
• Currently limited to faculty, staff, and students
• Available for check-out from the Circulation Desk
• 2 week check-out period
• No renewals
Look: http://www.kindle.com. Enjoy!
On the Internet, it’s very easy to find valuable information. And the process of discovery has become even more interesting with the arrival of Web 2.0 networking tools that allow for social bookmarking. Many faculty are engaged in social bookmarking. The possibilities seem endless. Social bookmarking can be used to improve instruction and research, even enhance professional development. Perhaps best of all, content in social bookmarking sites is easy to access. An RSS feed can push new content to your portal. And while on a site, search boxes and tags help find just the information you want to read, view, or listen to. The Rodgers Library Homepage features a handy Widget for social bookmarking. To see how this works, enter in the USER box the keyword RodgersLibrary (as a single word) and observe how finding pages on Rodgers Web site is made easier. If you want to learn more about social bookmarking, read “7 Things You Should Know about Social Bookmarking.” This Educause page explains how it all works.