WorldCat Mobile Pilot

The 6 month WorldCat Mobile pilot project allows you to search the collections of libraries worldwide from your mobile phone.  From the news release:

The WorldCat Mobile pilot allows users to:

  • Search for library materials by entering search terms such as title, keywords or author
  • Find a WorldCat library nearby by entering a ZIP, postal code or location in the Libraries Locator
  • Call a library by highlighting and clicking the phone number in a library listing to place a call
  • Map a route to find the fastest way to a WorldCat library using the mapping software already on a mobile device

Note that this is a pilot project.  Expect to encounter problems here and there and to see changes and improvements over the course of the pilot.  At the point of this writing, for instance, the mapping feature incorrectly linked Ebling Library for the Health Sciences to Glendale Elementary School.

Learn more or jump in and get started: