Tag Archives: apps

A busy year for the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(9 January 2018) In 2017 The Buddhist Digital Resource Center greatly increased the size of its archive, running two major digitization projects in Asia.  This has been a consistent trend for the past few years. Modern scanning technology makes image capture fast and cheap, meaning BDRC can digitally preserve Buddhist literature with unprecedented efficiency. The […]


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Nanjing University Library trials online seat reservation system for users

(18 April 2016) Nanjing University, in the capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, trialed a new system last week so that users of the library must reserve seats via the smartphone messaging app WeChat, sparking much public discussion among staff and students. Regulations say that during the trial students who want to reserve a seat […]


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Heat maps from SMU LiveLabs

(17 February 2016) Students and faculty of Singapore Management University can see at a glance how ‘hot’ the different parts of the Li Ka Shing library is. The Library has been collaborating with SMU LiveLabs on a space finder app that shows how crowded a specific location in the library is in real-time. By partnering with […]


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Boopsie launches Ratings and Reviews on its mobile platform to increase libraries’ engagement with users

(10 June 2015, Sunnyvale, CA) Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, continues to enhance its user-friendly mobile apps with Ratings and Reviews, the newest addition to its mobile platform. Along with accessing high quality resources on the user-friendly Boopsie app interface, users can now leave a 1-5 star rating and review […]


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Women in Nepal receive prenatal care via mobile library app

(6 February 2015) Four out of ten Nepali women will never visit a doctor during pregnancy. One in 200 will die in childbirth. In response to those staggering statistics, READ’s Jhuwani Community Library launched a prenatal health program using a mobile app to help save the lives of mothers and their infants. The app, designed […]


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Ovid’s new journal iPad® app now available

(12 January 2015) OvidToday™ is the first journal iPad® app for Ovid® subscribers. Researchers can read their favorite journals from their library right on their iPad – at no extra charge. Visit the Ovid ResourceCenter for information including posters, banners, Tweets, email templates and more.  Click here to download.


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App discovery day in Bangkok

(30 September 2014)  If you’re in Bangkok on Friday, 17 October  Beyond Access invites you to “App Discovery Day” at TK Park from 2-4pm. Beyond Access is a program implemented by IREX that helps countries modernize their public library systems. We’re gathering a group of people together to explore how tablets can be used in […]


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The very best book, comics, and manga apps: Top 23 picks

(19 March 2014)  The OEDb website has updated its most popular post and added a section with its favorite Comic Books and Manga apps. OEDb has picked the best of the best in reading apps. These are the ones with the largest libraries, best features, and the most bang for your buck. Check them out […]


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Blackboard launches Mosaic, a new approach to mobile apps for schools and universities

(Washington, 21 June  2013 /PRNewswire/)   Blackboard today unveiled Mosaic™, a unique platform that gives schools and universities a radically different approach to deploying mobile apps. While institutions can spend months developing apps and lack flexibility to make changes once they’ve launched, Mosaic greatly simplifies the process so that anyone who can use a web browser […]


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Free app brings Thieme E-Book Library to the iPad

(Stuttgart/New York, January 2013) The collection of Thieme’s acclaimed E-Book Library is now available to institutional customers  for the iPad. With the free iPublishCentral reader app, end-users within an institutional license can download all titles in the Thieme E-Book Library to their iPads and read them anywhere they want, even without an internet connection. The […]


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