[WEB4LIB] Library Services to users outside of the library

GraceAnne A. DeCandido ladyhawk at well.com
Thu Mar 2 13:06:59 EST 2000

It was done for public libraries, but has some good links. 
Take a look at what I did in the PLA Tech Note on Wireless 
Best, GraceAnne (sig file way below

> My question or issue concerns this.  Our college is now a "ThinkPad
> University."  We are fast approaching the point where over half of our
> students will have laptops (IBM ThinkPads) both wired and wireless.  The
> library will be getting wireless networking for the students by the end of
> March.  I have been trying to research what university and college libraries
> are doing to provide services or identify unique services to such roaming
> users.  There is virtually nothing of any real significance in the
> literature (at least via Library Lit. and ERIC).
> We have instituted a service that uses AOL Instant Manager to allow remote
> users on their home computers or laptops to contact the reference desk.  I
> am conducting a survey in one of the programs that is almost 100% laptop
> students to see if there are better or other preferred ways for those users
> to reach us.
> What services are libraries providing to such remote or mobile users?  We
> are now testing EZProxy for remote off campus access to our databases and
> college intranet.  What else should we be doing?  
> -----
> Wilfred (Bill) Drew
> Associate Librarian, Systems and Reference
> SUNY Morrisville College Library
> drewwe at morrisville.edu
> Home: http://www.morrisville.edu/~drewwe
> Not Just Cows: http://www.morrisville.edu/~drewwe/njc/
> Library: http://www.morrisville.edu/library/
> VOTE -- March 7,  New York Primary

GraceAnne A. DeCandido
Blue Roses Editorial & Web Consulting, New York City
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