Catalogs available as eBooks

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Amber Mohrmann, Staff Writer

Marywood is continuing its quest to go mobile with the new eBook format of the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Launched this past summer, Marywood students, faculty, and staff can access these documents on their Kindles, Nooks, smart-phones, iPods, iPads, laptops, and desktop computers.

The creation of the eBook format of these documents allows users to access them wherever and whenever, without the hassles of trying to read the full document on the website. With a simple download, they can be stored on the device for future use.

The eBook was developed in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) by Sister Kathleen Burns and Daniel Sputa, graduate assistant. “We thought that considering how easy it was to do, it was a natural thing to do as a service to our community,” said Burns.

OIT’s intention is to eventually put all of the university’s major documents in an eBook format. The OIT has also talked to the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, and research done by graduate and undergraduates in this spring’s research forums may also be put into an eBook format.

The eBook formats of documents have been well-received by the campus, with many downloads being completed.

“It’s a good thing for the school. Most people have newer phones and it’s an easier way to access Marywood’s information because most students have their phones with them all the time,” said junior photography student, Eve Collins.

OIT is always looking for feedback regarding the already completed documents, as well as documents users would like to see. To download the eBook formats of the graduate and undergraduate catalogs, visit www.marywood.edu on any mobile device.