|Spring 2002||Volume XVII, No. 2|
Editor: Robert M. Joven, MLS Information & Education Services Ext. 8493 E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
PDA (Personal Digital Assistants) UPDATE
by Evelyn Breck Morgen, MLS, Associate Library Director
How can you learn about PDA technology in the Lyman Maynard Stow Library?
The response to our classes has been enthusiastic, so check the class schedule on our web page and register for one. The next classes will cover software for both the Palm and the Pocket PC operating systems including drug databases, evidence-based medicine sites, and AvantGo.
Why are PDA's so popular in medical communities? For decades, people have tried to get computers to the bedside or other point of care for patients. However, there's typically very little room in those settings -- even laptops are too bulky and inconvenient to cart around from bed to bed. Enter the PDA. It's a small hand sized computer that can store extensive drug databases, med math, reference books, evidence-based medicine resources such as infoPOEMS and many other valuable ready-reference materials. And it fits easily into your pocket.
It also allows you to "beam" information from one PDA to another. You can exchange business cards, data, or memos with the push of a button. Stop in or visit our web site to learn more.
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