Mobile Pairing Appears for a Number of Science/Engineering Resources

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing of a service called Mobile Pairing.  This message from Lori Sprague of the AMS introduces us to the Mobile Efforts of the society:

“The American Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the implementation of Mobile Pairing for all of its electronic products – MathSciNet, eJournals and eBooks.

Mobile Pairing allows authorized users to ‘pair’ their mobile devices – tablets, laptops, smartphones – with their host institution’s subscriptions/electronic purchases.  Once ‘paired’, the user will have access to AMS electronic products without having to be connected to the host institution’s network.  The pairing will last for 90days.

For more information about Mobile Pairing, please visit

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Lori Sprague
Manager, Sales Administration
American Mathematical Society
201 Charles Street
Providence, RI  02904

This announcement was followed by a note to the PAMNET listserv by Jill Lagerstrom that made us aware of Annual Reviews providing a similar service:

“Hi PAM and Happy Friday to you all.

I just ran into this for the first time today:

If you have a mobile device, you can “pair” it with an institutional subscription to Annual Reviews. Once you do this, you can have off-network access for six months. Are any other institutional content providers doing this? Am I the only one who didn’t know about this? I haven’t tried it yet…

Instructions are here:


Jill Lagerstrom
Chief Librarian
Space Telescope Science Institute Library
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218<>
410 338 4961″

Then Christina Pikas wrote:

“You can do it with Web of Science, too.
I didn’t know this until someone from there posted in a comment on my blog.”

Then there was a mention that IOP had a Mobile Pairing product.  SPIE and SIAM will soon have this new service.  So, rev up those smart phones and tablets!  The summer of 2012 is almost here!


About matthewm53
I'm a Senior Engineering & Science Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University.

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