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Boopsie Improves Library Visibility in the Mobile Space

In the heart of Silicon Valley in 2006, two entrepreneurs—Greg Carpenter and Tim Kay—developed a platform for building scalable, device-agnostic mobile apps that could integrate large amounts of data. They assembled a team for their budding company, which they called Boopsie, to begin marketing their new mobile solution to public libraries.

Library Journal’s – America’s Star Libraries, 2014: Top-Rated Libraries

The LJ Index is based on four types of per capita use they generate: visits, circulation, public access computer use, and program attendance. Star Library ratings of five, four, and three stars are awarded to libraries that generate the highest combined per capita outputs among their spending peers.

Gear S with Spritz – the future of productive reading

We are all aware that wearables are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. and in the world as well. The Samsung Gear S is one of the most anticipated smartwatches of this Fall and is set for a November release date.

Licking County Library launches mobile app

Want to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There’s an app for that. Download an eBook? Find information fast? There’s an app for that, too.

Belleville Library enters high-tech age

“A lot of this stuff is already available but at a cost for users,” he said. “With your Belleville Public Library card there is no cost except for the materials used.”

We Can Code It! Why Computer Literacy is Key to Winning the 21st Century

“The happy truth is, if you get the fundamentals about how computers think, and how humans can talk to them in a language the machines understand, you can imagine a project that a computer could do, and discuss it in a way that will make sense to an actual programmer.”

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