New Technologies in the Library

Enhanced Catalog Featurebooks_sm2

You may have noticed that the catalog has more images and more information than before. That’s because information from Google Book Search has been loaded into UVM Libraries’ online catalog, Voyager.

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More Information About This Book

Many of the books in the catalog now have an image of the cover of the book, and a link to More Information About This Book. Click on that link and you will be brought to that particular book’s entry within Google Book Search. Once there, you may see some of these features:

  • images of the cover,
  • the table of contents,
  • reviews,
  • publisher descriptions
  • and even a chance to preview the book.

In a survey of UVM Libraries catalog users, 92% agreed or strongly agreed that the link to Google Books provided useful information.

cell-phoneText It!

A common scenario: you need a book from the library so you scribble the call number on a gum wrapper you find in your pocket. You are now on the 3rd floor of Bailey-Howe or standing at the front of the Dana Medical Library only to discover that your book bag has now eaten that gum wrapper.

Next time, TEXT IT! UVM Libraries catalog now has a texting option within each record that will send your cell phone an abbreviated title and location information. Charges from your cell phone carrier may apply.

New Printing Options For Laptopslaptop_stickers3

We’re pleased to announce that Windows laptop users can now print directly to Libraries’ printers.

Install the printers for your library of choice (Bailey/Howe, Dana Medical Library, or Cook Chemistry/Physics Library) and you’ll be good to go.

Laptop printing solutions for Macintosh and Vista users are currently under development.

Laptop Stickers by Roo Reynolds used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

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