Phone users are now able to search the HKUST Library Catalog via the m.HKUST application. This is a joint project of the Library and the Publishing Technology Center.
The m.HKUST application is available as a free download from the iPhone App Store via iTunes. m.HKUST is available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.
Users can search for library materials, see the cover image, read a summary, obtain item availability information, find out which book shelf the item is on, and bookmark the item information for future reference. This mobile Catalog interface will also provide external links, such as to full-text of electronic resources.
m.HKUST has been developed based on the RSS syndication features offered by SmartCAT,the Library’s next-generation library catalog interface, with a rich set of Web 2.0 features.
Let us know what you think of it, so the next version can be even better!