This fall, Laupus Library has a new tool that expands remote access for students and faculty.
Division of Health Sciences’ faculty and students now have access to Browzine, a tablet-compatible application that serves as a digital library for academic publications. Beginning this semester, faculty and students can access the service for free, 24 hours a day. (Perfect for our many on-the-go students and teachers, who are often training, learning and treating patients outside of campus.)
The best part: use your Pirate ID and password to access the publications.
Here at Laupus, we’ve been keeping a close eye on similar emerging tools that offer remote access to journals, research publications and archived documents. In fact, we’ve brought several of them to campus in just the past year. Browzine is an exciting new achievement in this arena because of the way it instantly updates its publications with the latest editions – and notifies users of new versions through “push” notifications automatically served to their device.
What’s more, the user-friendly platform makes it easier than ever to search, find, read and save publications. Once downloaded, article pages can be manipulated just like a regular PDF, allowing users to pinch, zoom, swipe and scroll selected areas of the article for a closer look. And, anything can be saved for later on a virtual bookshelf that’s sorted by subject, or alphabetically.
Take a quick tour of the app here: http://vimeo.com/52663192?autoplay=1. Happy browsing!