History of the McGoogan Library iTest iPad Project
During the spring of 2012, a team of librarians at the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine were among 48 librarians in a 6 state region to receive iPads as part of a grant from the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MCR). Claire Hamasu, MLS, Associate Director of the NN/LM-MCR, said, "The purpose of this project is to encourage librarians at full NN/LM MCR Network member institutions to adopt a new technology and demonstrate its use to their institutions and their users." In concert with this project, the McGoogan Library launched an iPad Test Project which ran through April 2012. During that time, McGoogan Library shared information resources and tips through Mobile Monday posts to the UNMC Today, the McGoogan Library blog and the McGoogan Facebook page. The project wrapped up in April 2012 with an Open House at the McGoogan Library.
New iPad Users
Did you just purchase a new iPad? Check out some of the tips and tricks to make your new purchase less complicated.
- Your iPad did not come with a user's manual, but you can download your own . The manual is over 140 pages, but has illustrations and instructions to help you with your new iPad.iPad User's Guide
- Serenity Caldwell offers good advice in her article on Get Started with the iPad and the iPad mini in PC World. This is well worth reading if you are just getting started.
- Adding shortcuts to websites - on your iPad:1)open Safari; 2) Enter the URL of your shortcut site, and tap Go; 3) at the top of the Safari window, tap the icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing out of the top of it. Choose 'add to home screen'; 4) you can change the name of the shortcut, or leave it as suggested by Safari. Choose Add; 5) Safari will close and you will be taken to the icon on your desktop.