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worldcat-iphone-image.jpgThere's a WorldCat Webinar on the WorldCat Mobile pilot coming up this Wednesday, April 29.

WorldCat Mobile pilot Webinar
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
10:00 - 11:00AM US Eastern Daylight Savings time (3:00 - 4:00PM BST)

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That is day after tomorrow--hard to believe April is almost over already?

Hosted by Mark Allcock, global business manager in the OCLC UK office, the session is designed so you can ask questions, give feedback, and get the latest on recent and planned enhancements.

There are two more Webinars planned for next month. So if you can't make it this week, mark your calendar now for May 21. Webinar

Thursday, May 21, 2009
9:00 - 10:00AM US Eastern Daylight Savings time (2:00 - 3:00PM BST)
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
4:00 - 5:00PM US Eastern Daylight Savings time (1:00 - 2:00PM US Pacific Daylight Savings time)
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The WorldCat Mobile pilot continues to gain momentum. We've seen a real hockey stick in terms of unique visitors this month. Check out the stats:

  • January '09 1,329

  • February '09 1,691

  • March '09 9,521

Downloads (across all phone types to date) hover right at the 11,300 mark, with more than half of the people (7,756) using the Web "lite" version--that is, if your phone doesn't download the mobile app correctly, a mobile-specific Web site pops up. Suprisingly enough, Blackberries are outrunning iPhones, but not by much. (1,316 Blackberry downloads to 1,160 iPhone downloads.) It could be the experimental iPhone Web app is preferred by iPhone users.

We've broken the 100,000 mark, with 110,362 searches to date into WorldCat from mobile devices. 42,583 searches came in, in the month of March.


Thursday, April 2. The WorldCat Mobile pilot is being featured in a "Library Open Solutions" Webinar from WiLS, the Wisconsin Library Services group this Thursday, April 2 at 3-4 pm EDT. Cindy Cunningham, the Director of Partner Programs for OCLC, will present at the session.

If you're a librarian, you can register here to learn more about what we've learned about putting WorldCat on the small screen. Hint: it's a lot more than just screen size.

Wednesday, April 29. In addition, the WorldCat team will sponsor a free WorldCat Mobile Webinar on April 29 at 10-11 am EDT. Register for it now to see how it works, get the latest news and find out more about the plans to expand the pilot into Europe.

The recent WorldCat Webinar recording is now available. At a mere 28 minutes long, it's a quick and easy way to make sure you're up-to-speed on the latest enhancements. Jasmine walks you through the site itself, and then shows you all the easy ways to link into WorldCat through Facebook, WorldCat through your iPhone and more.

WorldCat Webinar this afternoon

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Get more from your library with WorldCat -
Learn more about WorldCat with a live Webinar this afternoon from 2:00 - 3:00PM Eastern (11:00 - 12:00 noon Pacific). You'll see a demo of all the cool social features on WorldCat, such as tagging, reviews, and ratings. Plus you'll get a sneak preview of what's to come and get to ask questions of the WorldCat team.

Register here