Hurrah for alternative OPAC interfaces! I’m very pleased to let you know that the DCPL iPhone app went live last night. You can download it from the iTunes app store here. Functionality in this version includes:
- searching for library materials
- seeing an item’s cover and reading a summary
- placing a hold for pickup at the location of your choice
- finding the hours, locations and phone numbers of DC public libraries
If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, please download it try it out. We’d love to know what you think and what we can do to make it better. You can leave feedback through this form.
To my knowledge, this is the first iPhone application put out by a library. A big congrats to DCPL CIO Chris Tonjes who assembled a great team, and a big thanks to Brian Farmer for his coding skills, Bill McClendon for his knowledge of the SirsiDynix backend and Gilbert Luwaile for testing. You can read more about all of them at the DCPL Labs Staff page.
What’s even more exciting about this is that it is just the start of our efforts to provide mobile library services to the residents of DC. I have a bunch of notes written about improving the look and behavior of the application, expanding it, and we’re planning a mobile version of the forthcoming DCPL website.
For those interested in taking a look at the code for the iPhone application, we’re going to make it available for download at the DCPL iPhone Application page soon.
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I work for a University Library, I love this application. Would you mind sharing the application so that other applications can also implement such a cool thing and can promote research and education.
Check out the OWL iLibrary app for searching the Polaris ILS with an iPhone or iPad. Patrons can place holds and renew items out.
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Hi! Do you know if this great app would work with the Libero system?
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