Text Call Numbers to Your Cell!

from Allie Jordan, Emerging Technologies & Instructional Services Librarian, Science & Technology Department:

No more scraps of paper and loose post-it notes! The Hawaii Voyager Catalog has introduced a new feature – it allows you to send a call number to your cell phone via text message. Now, when you view a record in Voyager, there is a link next to the call number which reads “Text me this call number.” Clicking the link opens a new window where you enter your cell phone number – I used the (123) 456-7890 format – and choose your service provider from a list. In less than a minute you will receive a text message with the title, call number, location and status of the item.

There are a few things to be aware of, however. First, any text message charges from your service provider will apply. Second, the entire title is included in the text. If it’s a long title, this may lead to the call number being cut off, or yield a 2 page message. So, it’s a good idea to read the message and verify that the information is complete before heading to the library. Third, although the message tells you if the item is checked out, you will not be notified if this status changes. If you have to wait a few days before tracking down your book, check Voyager again to be sure it is still available.

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One Response to “Text Call Numbers to Your Cell!”

  1. Chase Mabins Says:

    Interesting read. There is currently quite a lot of information around this subject around and about on the net and some are most defintely better than others. You have caught the detail here just right which makes for a refreshing change – thanks.

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