A Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is a simple computer that can literally be held in the palm of your hand. Introduced in the mid 1990′s, PDA’s were used primarily as date and address books. In the ensuing decade, the ways in which these devices have been used has grown exponentially, and many professions, including the health care professions, now embrace them.
The Hardin Library has a new exhibit on display all about PDA’s. Highlighting the development of the PDA and the use of PDA’s in the health professions, the exhibit also provides information on the library’s PDA website. Included on the website is information on hardware, software, and local resources for PDA use. To promote both the exhibit and the website, the library is offering a contest. By simply going to our PDA website and answering a few simple questions about your PDA use, you can enter to win one of four prizes:
- 1st Place: Pocket Companion to Cecil Textbook of Medicine (valued at $50.00) courtesy of University Book Stores
- 2nd & 3rd Place: One of two laser printing packages (valued at $20.00) provided by the Information Commons
- 4th Place: PDA Stylus Pen (valued at $15.00)
Please stop in to enjoy the exhibit, and check out the website at: http://ww.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/pda_index.html