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LexisNexis Answers Customer Requests for on the Move Access via iPad and iPhone

Press Release – “LexisNexis UK a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the release of its first U.K. legal applications. Combining the trusted content of LexisNexis and the ease of use and seamless design of mobile applications, LexisNexis is proud to be the first major content provider to create apps for its U.K. subscribers: Legal Terms and On the Case. Following feedback from customers about the increasing need to access information on the move, LexisNexis has developed two quick and simple iPhone apps that are user-friendly and give customers fast and accurate information. These apps can also be accessed on the iPad in iPhone format.”

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N.Y. State Bar Readies Mobile Apps

LTN – “A mobile application for finding legal ethics opinions is now available from the New York State Bar Association, and two other applications are being developed. Mobile Ethics is free and available to the public on Apple iOS, Google Android, and Research In Motion BlackBerry devices, officials said Wednesday. “Maybe not every attorney is going to view the ethics app as something worthwhile, but certainly for those who work in the ethics field or those who have questions, it is very convenient. I’ve utilized it a few times,” association president Vincent Doyle III said, at Connors & Vilardo, in Buffalo. That kind of search is also accessible through paid services like Lexis Advance and WestLaw Next, but they can be cumbersome, he noted.”

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WSU libraries create smartphone app

The South End – “Wayne State libraries are implementing new smartphone programs to help students get information quickly. The newest program is the addition of Quick Response codes for smartphones. The library QR codes, developed for WSU two weeks ago, are barcodes that store any kind of data and can be scanned by smartphones. When the library’s QR code is scanned, it goes immediately to an “Ask-a-Librarian” screen to help students find academic resources.”

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A Gateway to Great Books on Your iPhone

NYT – “Penguin Classics, that more-than-1,500-titles collection of English-language literary classics, has a new free app for iOS devices available on Tuesday. The paperback publisher, celebrating 65 years of the Classics collection this year, has created a catalog of its titles (which basically includes every author you have heard of, ever) and put it into an easily searchable database.”

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Jack Kerouac Tailgates T.S. Eliot Into the App Store

NYT – “Gasps went up last week when a digital edition of T.S. Eliot’s 1922 poem “The Waste Land” knocked Marvel Comics out of the top spot on the list of top-grossing book apps for the iPad. But wait! Now here comes Jack Kerouac tailgating right behind, looking for a similarly exalted place to park a sleek new iPad app based on his classic 1957 novel “On the Road.”

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What’s that tree? Try Smithsonian’s new app to see

AP – “If you’ve ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn’t have a guide book, a new smartphone app allows users with no formal training to satisfy their curiosity and contribute to science at the same time. The Leafsnap app on display on an iPhone along with tree leaf specimens.
Scientists have developed the first mobile app to identify plants by simply photographing a leaf. The free iPhone and iPad app, called Leafsnap, instantly searches a growing library of leaf images amassed by the Smithsonian Institution. In seconds, it returns a likely species name, high-resolution photographs and information on the tree’s flowers, fruit, seeds and bark.”

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Augmented Reality App for Shelf Reading

More here – “The Augmented Reality App for Shelf Reading, developed by Miami University Augmented Reality Research Group (or just MU ARRG – ha!) and headed by Bo, will have librarians salivating over its potentially time-saving capabilities. Watch Bo demonstrate the app’s near-instant detection of out-of-order books on a shelf, followed by an on-screen shortest path algorithm to return misplaced books back to their locations. The icing on the cake – instant inventory of whole bookshelves, which would likely save hours of time per week for a typical librarian.”

Apple Moves to Tighten Control of App Store

NYT – “Apple is further tightening its control of the App Store. Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no longer sell e-books within their apps unless the transactions go through Apple’s system. Apple rejected Sony’s iPhone application, which would have let people buy and read e-books from the Sony Reader Store. “

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An App for Browsing the British Library

NYT – “Visitors to the British Library have a new tool to help guide them: a mobile app that highlights more than 100 works from its collections. Included are portions of the Codex Sinaiticus, a handwritten manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century; Galileo’s letters; Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks; the original version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” and Jane Austen’s teenage writings.”

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