Thursday, April 03, 2014

Adding Bookmarklets to your iPad / iPhone browser; i.e. Library Proxy

Bookmarklets can be very useful. To install these in "normal" browsers is rather simple. They appear as a Bookmark in your Bookmark bar and can be activated by single click when needed.
Here is the page about installing the RUG proxy bookmarklet in your desktop/laptop browser.
This proxy bookmarklet will check from any webpage if you have access to the fulltext of the journal, article or other digital library licenced resource!

On the iPad it is a bit more complicated, but not difficult.
(If you do not see you Bookmark Bar on your iPad, go to Settings, Safari; Turn ON "Always Show Bookmarks Bar")
Here the description on how to install the RUG proxy bookmarklet in the iPad browser.

Step 0: Open this post on your ipad ....
Step 1: Use "Add Bookmark" (it does not matter from what page) to create a bookmark and ..
Step 2: Call it : Library Proxy, and click"SAVE"
Step 3: Open Bookmarks & History (click the open book ...)
Step 4: Go to the Bookmarks Bar, and click "EDIT" (upper-right corner)
Step 5: Click the "Library Proxy"bookmark. Edit Bookmark window will open
Step 6: Now copy one of the javascripts from below, and simply paste it inside the line BELOW the title of the bookmark. This is normally the url, but this time we will PASTE this little javascript in it.
Step 7 No need to save! Just click anywhere outside the pop-up, the window will close and the Bookmarklet is installed!


You can now test the bookmarklet to get access to the latest UMCG publications "atUMCG"
Click on a title. The article will , most of the time, open in PubMed.
Now click the Library Proxy Bookmarklet. It will ask you to login once with your proxy account (or with your P- or S-account)
You will not see the normal RUG GetIT! icon, but you can just click the "Fulltext" link, either on the Publishers icon, or in the LinkOut, More resources.
Even if you at first not get the fulltext, you can activate the Library Proxy to go to the right page WITH the fulltext.
IF we do not have licenced access, tyou will not get it, no matter how often you click the Library Proxy Bookmarklet ;-)
IF you by chance get a page telling you the access can only by from WITHIN RUG or UMCG domain, please follow instructions, and hopefully the acccess via proxy will be arranged asap.

Thanks to Chris Bray:
Here is his list of Bookmarklets to use for the iPad/iPhone:

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