Wireless Update: A Public Services Perspective NELA October 27, 2003 Wireless Update: A Public Services Perspective The Simmons Wireless Network Wireless Devices Patrons are Using Getting Patrons Online: Configuration What are Library Patrons Using Wireless for? Enterasys Networks
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October 27, 2003
Library Loans IBM ThinkPads
The e-mail Web navigation key is programmed to open the Simmons Webmail page
Using to go Wireless?
1. Wireless modem/ISP
3. Built-in WiFi
2. Wireless Card
Using the infrared port, can share information with other users, called beaming – no wires, no direct connections
Like DHCP on the laptops, the PDA is configured by default to obtain a Simmons IP dynamically, that is, at the time of connection, instead of being permanently assigned a specific IP
What Functions Are Library Patrons Using on PDAs?
like on the regular desktop
changes often or referenced frequently
The Lincoln Trail Library System (Champaign, IL) provides library hours, contact information, upcoming events, and directions for over 140 of its member and affiliate branches
The Cunningham Library (Indiana State University, Terre Haute) provides a materials locator—a PDA guide to help patrons find items in the library stacks
The University of Georgia Libraries (Athens GA) has a PDA page that provides directions, operating hours, a browsable guide to Library of Congress (LC) call numbers with floor locations, an Ask a Question e-mail reference form.
Journals & Databases
Tables of Content
Presentation & Links: http://web.simmons.edu/~fox/pda
Web & Electronic Resources Librarian