Results tagged “travel” from WorldCat Blog

We're two weeks into the WorldCat Mobile pilot and you've already uncovered a lot of future functionality and would-be-nice-to-have features--in addition to helping identify specific troubles with certain models of phones. Thanks to the 1,315 people who have already downloaded the app to their mobile phone, there were 39,474 queries made to WorldCat.org through the app. in January.

Extrapolating from the usage statistics, most people seem to be starting their searches at the "home" screen (1,209 users made 26,450 queries). But then 452 people started at the "change location" section (452 users made 4,218 queries)--which just goes to show that lots of people are either reading my hints or more likely, you're using the app on the go, for travel. Finally, the down economy may be prompting people to find more libraries, more often, because the 263 people who used it created 5,355 queries.

All in all, it's a fantastic start for the WorldCat Mobile pilot, and if you haven't tried it yet, go on and give it a go. If you have tried it and received an error message, brace yourself and would you be willing to try again? Our partner organization with the pilot has been making fixes and putting in patches almost 'round the clock. If you try it again and still have problems, please send us feedback so we can get it fixed.

Planning your Spring Break?

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After a long weekend of shoveling snow here, I’m reminded of what a warm welcome spring breaks used to be.

Well, for those of you lucky enough to enjoy a spring break now, you might want to take a peek at what’s available in WorldCat to help you make the most of your time off. Try a search for travel information on WorldCat.org and see what strikes your fancy. Or a quick search on lists that users have created about travel reveals a nice compilation of materials that may spark some ideas. (This list on Tuscany Travel by jstemmer is certainly making me yearn to travel abroad).

And if you’re planning to stay a little closer to home this spring break, we all know no road trip is complete without an eclectic mix of music. Here’s a list created by apbuckeye of “Cds I just have to have in my car when I’m traveling!”


Not your taste? No problem. Come create your own list and let the sharing begin!

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