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December 9, 2010

Mobile UW iPhone App

The UW Madison has released a free iPhone app called Mobile UW. Keep up to date on campus news, events and sports. Or find your way around campus on foot, car or by Madison Metro bus. Or watch campus video content, along with other handy features.

Features:

  • Campus map: Navigate the UW-Madison campus. View all locations of a type, such as libraries, parking (campus and public) and visitor attractions. Or see detailed information about a location, including walking and driving directions from your current location.
  • Campus buses: Find Madison Metro route and schedule information on the go. Find stops near your current location or by bus stop number and see when buses are scheduled to arrive at a specific stop.
  • Directory: Lookup campus directory information on your phone. Search for a person by first or last name and save that person's contact information in your iPhone's Contacts app. Call, e-mail or view a map of that person's office location.
  • News: Keep up to date with university news. Read features, news for students and employees or news by topics such as research, learning or student life.
  • Events: Look up events by category, date or map location. See what's happening near you by viewing the day's events highlighted on the campus map. Get the details for any event, as well as walking or driving directions from your current location.
  • Athletics: Stay up to date with the latest Badgers news and results. View news and blog updates, team schedules and scores and video features.
  • Video: View campus video content, including Big Ten Network academic programming, teaching and learning stories and research profiles and projects.
  • Campus safety: Stay safe with emergency contact information for SAFEWalk, SAFERide cab and SAFEride bus programs; UW Police (Non-Emergency), University Health Services Crisis Line, and the Division of Student Life.

December 3, 2010

Free Online Access to Examples & Explanations Series

From the John Marshall Law School Library blog:

Examples and Explanations, the popular series of study guides, are available online via Google Books. Aspen Publishers has made extensive previews of the titles available for FREE. The full content of each title is not included in the preview, but you will find that a large majority of the pages are available.

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