OLYMPIA, Wash. - Smart phone users can now install a new app featuring the Washington State Library’s Ask-WA virtual reference service.
“This is the first app of its kind in America in terms of ‘mobile-izing’ an entire statewide virtual reference service,” said Ahniwa Ferrari, the Washington State Library’s online resources consultant for library development.
“We’re excited and pleased to be the first state library in the nation to have an app for an online reference service,” Ferrari said. “We know that more and more of our patrons use ‘smart phones’ and other technology utilizing apps, so it’s great to have an app that showcases the great service that we provide through Ask-WA.”
“Ask-WA provides useful answers to your questions, based on credible sources, from the best information experts around,” Ferrari said. The Ask-WA app, the first one offered by the State Library, is available for both Android and iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) users.
People can check out and download the new Ask-WA app for Android at: http://www.androidpit.com/en/android/ ... p/gov.wa.sos.askwa/Ask-WA. To download the app for iDevices, go to: http://itunes.apple.com/app/ask-wa/id384143749.