JSTOR Streamlines Mobile Access With Some User-Responsive Design
Some news from JSTOR today.
From an Email:
1. Streamlined Mobile Access
Rather than a device-specific app or a separate mobile site, we’ve used responsive design to implement an under-the-hood overhaul that enables the JSTOR interface to adapt to the screen size of a device, automatically.
This tool gives users who have not yet logged in to JSTOR the ability to locate their institution from a list on the JSTOR website, log in to their host institution, and be returned to the page they started on at JSTOR. Our aim is to smooth authentication for the growing number of end users who are coming directly to JSTOR, from a variety of places such as Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia.
The Institution Finder integrates with Shibboleth, EZProxy, and Innovative Interface’s WAM proxy.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.