Some of my colleagues are planning to put a handful of iPads in their libraries – and then load them up with a the periodicals they currently subscribe to.  What is unique about this approach is not simply that the user can see all the publications in one place, they can also browse and search through all the previous issues of the periodical.  Obviously, some of the magazine or newspaper app’s are designed better than others, but the layouts of the nicer ones are quite impressive.  To see a reasonably exhaustive list of the periodicals available, click HERE.