Integration Offers Solution to Patrons Who Prefer Mobile Access
IPSWICH, MA–(Marketwired – April 05, 2016) – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Boopsie, Inc. have extended their mobile technology partnership to integrate Flipster®, EBSCO’s digital magazine solution, into the Boopsie mobile platform. Flipster is a one-stop-shop for digital magazines and allows patrons to browse the latest issues of the most sought after magazines, courtesy of their library.
The integration between Flipster and Boopsie enables libraries to provide mobile access to library users to all the content and features ofFlipster, via their library-branded Boopsie apps, creating seamless access to their favorite magazines anywhere, anytime via their mobile devices.
“Over 40 percent of Americans age 16 and older are more likely to read magazines and other long-form content when it’s available in digital format,” says Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By partnering with Flipster, we’re able to promote literacy by offering magazine access to this digitally native and digitally inclined audience. With a customized Boopsie app, libraries can connect with their patrons and students, providing the digital experience that their users have become accustomed to in a mobile-focused world. The easy user experience will result in increased circulation as well.”
Tracey Paine, Director of Product Management at EBSCO, says the integration will make access more convenient for library users that are accessing on the go. “Flipster makes it easy for library users to access the latest issues of popular magazines and our integration with Boopsie will make it even easier by giving more options to mobile device users.”
EBSCO and Boopsie first announced their partnership, establishing Boopsie as an official Mobile Technology Partner, back in April 2014.
Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s apps have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie’s mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie’s U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Contact Boopsie here or visit www.boopsie.com for more information about a mobile app for your library. In 2015 Boopsie was acquired by an affiliate of Demco, who has 110 years of library experience and offers a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and software, as well as comprehensive interior design services for libraries and schools nationwide.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.