Minrva

 
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    A Mobile App for Libraries. And more.

    Minrva repackages library resources in a more organized, streamilined, readily available format. With Minrva, students will be able to bring a piece of the library wherever they go.

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    By students, for students

    Collaborative development results in tools students will actually use. Partnering with Computer Science courses, hosting a Mobile App Development Competition, and conducting user studies helps us respond to student and library needs. Learn more about our unique collaborative approach.

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    2.0 For iOS available now!

    All new wayfinding maps in iOS for Undergrad, Main Stacks, Music and Performing Arts Library, and ACES.

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    Citation Generator

    Citing sources can be confusing. Minrva's Citation Generator module can take a scanned book or catalog entry and create a citation for you.

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    Tools for libraries

    Minvra provides services directly to libraries to make library jobs easier. And because of the way Minrva accesses library data, enabling Minrva in your library is easy. Are you interested in getting Minrva for your library? Click around to learn more!

Get Started

Minrva Project has a lot to offer librarians, students, and open source developers. Follow the links below to see all of what Minrva has to offer you!

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Librarians

Find out which pieces of functionality are already available to your students free of charge! If you like what you see, help spread the word.

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Get App

Would you like all of your library's resources at the touch of a button? Click here to download the Android, iPhone, or iPad mobile software. Guaranteed to simplify your life!

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Developers

Find out how you can become actively involved in the development of this free mobile software. Discover the modular model, the source code documentation, and online code repositories.

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Testimonials

Using ideas from the students that use the library MINRVA will increase awareness and access to library services.

Joseph Troy, Visiting Program Manager

The Minrva App is truly a product made by students for students. From designers, to programmers, to user experience researchers, the Minrva App has been made from the ground up by people like you.

Nathaniel Ryckman, Visiting Research Programmer

I wish there had been something like this when I was an undergrad. This App would have certainly helped with class projects.

Maria Lux, Graphic Designer
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