Frequently Asked Questions

by Academic Libraries

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Q. Why Do I Need a Mobile App?
A. Mobile devices are everywhere and are an integral part of everyday life. As mobile device adoption tops 90% globally, Your Academic Library needs to be ready for the shift that’s already underway. Socialized by the simplicity of apps courtesy of Apple, your students and faculty now expect immediate access to your library’s content on their mobile device.

  • 8 in 10 students believe tablets make learning more fun. (Pearson)
  • 4 in 10 students would like to use mobile devices more often in their courses. (Pearson)
  • Mobile users spend over 5x as much time in apps vs. web browsers. (Flurry)
The University of Auckland Mobile App

Q. How Do I Support All of the Devices My Students Use?
A. It’s simple — Boopsie does all the work for you! The Boopsie platform is powerful, easy-to-use, and most importantly – scalable. We work closely with all the major mobile providers to stay up-to-the-minute with their technologies. Whether your end-users are running on iOS, Android, Win8 or any other mobile device – phones and tablets – Boopsie can support them.

Your Library App will work with every mobile device your students or faculty choose to use.

Operating Systems Supported:

  • Android
  • iOS (Apple)
  • Windows 8, Windows Phone 8,
    & Windows Mobile
  • Kindle Fire
App Stores Supported:

  • iTunes
  • Google Play
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows 8
  • Amazon Appstore for Android

Q. How Can I Increase the Value of Our Resources?
A. If you want to increase the value of the resources already available to your campus community, make your content accessible in a format they use on a daily basis. Going mobile means you will increase:

  • User engagement across your campus community
  • ROI on the databases and services you’ve already purchased
  • Your Reach and Influence within your campus community

Q. What are the benefits of a Boopsie App?
A. Meeting your users’ expectations will not only improve their experience, but by partnering with Boopsie, Your Academic Library will realize these benefits of using a custom branded college app:

  • Improved Searching Tools: Federated search with Smart PrefixTM search allows users to find more by typing less.
  • User-Level Reporting: Understand the information needs of your organization right down to the individual.
  • Customized Experiences for Different Audiences: Improve the information workflow for your users by pointing them to only the most relevant content for their needs.

By going mobile with Boopsie, you’ll not only empower your students and faculty with greater search tools and a familiar research experience, you will be able to understand information consumption behavior in your organization.

The Art Center Library Mobile App
Q. But We Already Have a Campus App. Why do we need to have an additional app for our library?
A. That’s ok! We can add a channel to link between your existing app and your Boopsie custom-branded app.
Since we focus on library resources and providing enhanced access to those sources, we can provide a richer interface for your students and staff. For example, we provide integrations between Your Library App to your Mango, Tutor.com and other subscriptions. We also can customize the interface to complement the overall campus app design but still enable you to maintain your unique library brand.

Q. We love Boopsie, but our budget has been cut. Do you know of any outside funding options?
A. At Boopsie, we understand funding for your library app can be difficult to come by, which is why we dedicated sections of our website and newsletters to helping you find grants. Many of our library customers have taken advantage of outside funding options. Our Grants for Libraries page includes several grant resources and a Google News feed that features technology grants. We are more than happy to provide you with any information you need for your grant application.

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