When you want to direct patrons' attention to EBSCOhost databases* in email or on the web, you no longer need to provide separate links for mobile and desktop users. EBSCO has announced that they will be phasing out the separate mobile version of the EBSCOhost search interface. Instead, they are offering a new Mobile 2.0 platform that can be accessed with the same link used for desktop access. EBSCOhost now recognizes whether or not users are connecting from a mobile device, and sends them to the appropriate version of the interface automatically.
If you are currently providing links to the old EBSCOhost Mobile interface, now is the time to get rid of those links. The old interface will be dead sometime in the future (EBSCO has not specified when). Replace it with your link to the main EBSCOhost interface (for SCLS libraries, use the same URL as this link: EBSCOhost).
More info about the new interface:
- What is EBSCOhost Mobile 2.0?
- EBSCOhost Mobile 2.0 Help Sheet (pdf)
- EBSCOhost Mobile 2.0 Tutorial (ppt)
- What is the difference between the EBSCOhost Mobile profile and EBSCOhost Mobile 2.0?