Mobile Monday open house May 14

This is the final event in our 2-month-long iTest iPad project where we began sharing methods and tips on integrating the new technology with our UNMC campus. We will demonstrate Library Apps, Scopus Apps, and Presentation Apps in the Private Dining Room A next Monday, May 14, from 11am-1pm, along with sandwiches and cookies. The goals of this event are to give the UNMC community a chance to get hands on the technology, to learn how iPads can assist with gathering and presenting information, and to share individual stories of other iPad users.

McGoogan Library iTest iPad Project

A team of librarians at the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine were among 48 librarians in a 6 state region to receive iPads as part of a grant from the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MCR). Claire Hamasu, MLS, Associate Director of the NN/LM-MCR, said, “The purpose of this project is to encourage librarians at full NN/LM MCR Network member institutions to adopt a new technology and demonstrate its use to their institutions and their users.” In concert with this project the McGoogan Library is launching an iPad Test Project running through April. During that time, McGoogan Library will share information resources and tips through Mobile Monday posts to the UNMC Today, the McGoogan Library blog and the McGoogan Facebook page. The project will wrap up in April with Open Houses at the McGoogan Library.

A library guide has been created that will provide useful information on how to use your iPad, apps to add to your mobile device, and suggestions on how to use your iPad for presentations and in your classrooms. As new information is added to the Library Guide a posting will appear on the McGoogan Library Facebook sharing the feature of the week. From the post you will be directed to the iPad Application library guide for more detailed instructions / information.

Springer Protocols mobile site launched

Springer Protocols has launched a mobile interface that is optimized for use on smartphones and tablets. To access the full-text on your mobile device, you must first create a personal username and password at the Springer Protocols site. Then, once you have registered, you can access the mobile site (, log-in, then search and view the full-text. A link to Springer Protocols is also included in the Mobile Resources section of the library’s mobile website.

Springer Protocols contains the following titles:

  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Neuromethod
  • Laboratory Handbooks, such as the Biomethods Handbook, the Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals

“SpringerProtocols is the largest subscription-based electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences…. SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab.” — From SpringerProtocols

These resources are available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students.