Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DCPL iPhone Application

Here's a pointer to the future: the District of Columbia Public Library has released an application for the iPhone and the iPod Touch to access its online catalog. The app allows you to check the catalog, set holds, see the library's hours, and even read book summaries.

What's even more impressive is that this is a release from the DCPL Labs. That's right, R & D for public libraries and their members, by a public library. What a concept!

Kudos to Ginnie Cooper and her team in Washington. This is a great way to show the feds what an innovative public library looks like.

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