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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, March 21, 2005
  Wired News: Cell Phones Put to Novel Use
Pointed out on LISNews. The point here is not that this is possible, because we know that it is possible. The point is that it is becoming probable that we will have customers who want to do this. In my part of the library world, I need to see tables and equations in engineering handbooks available for PDAs. I spoke with the CRC rep about engnetbase and he said that PDAs are not supported and that CRC isn't ready to spend to get to that point right now. For anyone who's not familiar, the CRC handbooks are a necessity for many chemists, physicists, and engineers. The online product is downloaded in 20Mb +/- chunks in PDF format. Very nice for desktops on broadband.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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