Thursday, July 15, 2004

PDA Expansion Cards

A preprint of a paper due to be published on cataloging PDA expansion cards is available. Who ever thought cataloging was dull? New challenges appear all the time.Just Another Format: Integrating Resources for Users of Personal Digital Assistants by Denise Koufogiannakis, Pam Ryan and Susan Dahl
This article discusses the integration of library resources for users of personal digital assistants (PDAs), with a focus on collections issues within an academic environment. The University of Alberta Libraries' PDA services initiative is used as an example of integrating services and resources into a library collection. Licensing issues, loaning of PDA books on expansion cards, cataloguing and processing of PDA books, and making existing resources PDA-accessible are all discussed. Although PDA integration is still at the early stages within libraries, there is much that libraries can do to support users of personal digital assistants.

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