a miracle product, I think we will have to follow The Shifted
Librarian's wisdom, "AvantGo was such a great service that it may take some time for us to play with and evaluate anything else."
Hope that this will stimulate some competition. After trying the different products last night, although many
of them are good and will find a place in the handheld market, nothing at this point can do exactly
what Avantgo can do.
BMJ has compiled a list of medical resources
available for handheld devices.
Story of how libraries are important in decision support:
One of the departments at the medical school/hospital uses Avantgo to
put up call schedules, round schedules, phone numbers, etc. They heard
from the library that Avantgo was going to charge and called librarian
Peg Burnette at UIC Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria to see what
alternatives there were, or if there were any. Peg was able to give them
the information they needed to help them make their decision. They have
decided to stay with Avantgo, but this is thanks to the assistance of Peg!
All types of libraries offer important resources and tools for decision support for individuals, professionals
in all fields!
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