Wednesday, March 13, 2002

The Anytime Anywhere Library using Handhelds and ebook technology/other misc.

Good morning! As you know, I have been thinking about the anytime, anywhere library, combining
the technology of netlibrary where you can download/check out a book on your pc and then it
disappears when it is due with someone with a handheld being able to go to an online library
of ebooks their library has purchased, downloading a title and it disappearing when it is due,
becoming available for someone else. I found an article which states this dream/wish much
better than I can by Stephen Wood, Director of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library
The Public e-Library:Caught Between
Two Opposing Models
. I wonder if OCLC and netLibrary would consider what Stephen calls
a marriage between the ebook model of the pc and the handheld?

Two great conferences going on this week, PLA and Computers in Libraries!

This interesting article on high speed Internet on the handheld coming our way from
Wireless Medical Applications group: Internet to Go
High-speed mobile Net access is on the way. (from MIT's Technology Review). How exciting!

Link to IPWireless ( the company discussed in the

This also from Wireless Medical Applications group:

The Rise of Palmtop Technology in Medicine Part 1

This article is republished with the kind permission of John D. Cochrane
Editor & Publisher Health System Executive & E-Healthcare-Connections

Carol Galganski made a discovery that Medical Books Direct now has a pda section with
hardware and software making it a convenient one stop shop for pda needs. As I work
this week on getting our content/device list ready, I will share it with you and my experience
working with numerous vendors and the time this took. Is anyone else using a book vendor
to do ordering of their pda hardware and software?

Have a great day!

You got the LOOX

"The Register"

On Handhelds

Tech@Work: The Best PDAs for Business


On Handhelds

Revealed: PDA security risks - and what to do about them (part one)


On Handhelds

Sony releases two new handhelds


On Handhelds

Ardiri Sponsors #palmchat Giveaway

On Palm Gear H.Q.

Pyramid21 1.0

"A 10 card puzzle game (download, 15k)"

On - Palm OS

Pocket Nums 2.1

"Number game (download, 167k)"

On - Palm OS

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