Leading platform-as-service provider’s more extensive features, better service and greater ILS integration compatibility helps library upgrade mobile presence
Sunnyvale, CA – April 28, 2016 – Boopsie, Inc. continues to add to the over 4,000 library locations worldwide that rely on its custom-branded mobile apps to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. The leading platform-as-a-service provider today announced that Lovington Public Library will replace its current ILS app with an affordable, easy to deploy and maintain Boopsie app that will enable 24/7 remote library access on patrons’ devices of choice.
“Ask a Librarian, Top 20 Books, Ratings & Reviews — features like these made it clear to us that Boopsie’s app will better serve our needs than our simple catalog search app,” says Tueredia McBride, Lovington Public Library Director. “Before working with Boopsie, we only provided mobile access to our ILS. Now we look forward to ILS integration paired with a better connection to our patrons. Promoting our events, our reading lists, and our social media presence means that we’ll finally be able to show our community the full expanse of the services provided by their library.”
Lovington Public Library will work closely with Boopsie to develop a library-branded Express app, the feature set with wraparound technical support and affordable pricing that Boopsie developed specifically for small and rural libraries. Fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie’s oft lauded customer service team, the app will provide researchers with seamless access to authoritative content from trusted aggregators and publishers. Through a user-friendly interface, Lovington Public will make its services and high quality resources more accessible to the members of its diverse community. The app will include:
•Usage-promoting integrations like Catalog Search using Smart Prefix search, BookLook and ILS for holds and renewals.
•Crowd-sourcing tools that mirror the mobile experience that users have come to expect like Ratings & Reviews and Top 20 Books channel.
•Analytics to help drive collection decisions available through the Boopsie usage dashboard.
•Connection-enhancing features to put the library’s services in patrons’ hands like events calendar, reading lists, social media integration and Ask a Librarian.
•Vendor-neutral software that ensures the customized app will integrate with the Library’s ILS of choice.
•Marketing services offered by Boopsie’s experienced marketing team to help libraries increase usage and drive discovery of resources.
“The 2015 ALA State of America’s Libraries report said it best: ‘Public libraries are community anchors that address economic, education, and health disparities in the community’,” says Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s EVP of Sales and Marketing. “Because access to print and electronic resources is just one of many services that these institutions offer in our digital age, libraries need apps that support and promote the full range of services that they offer their community. We’re excited about using our tried and true technology to help Lovington continue to promote its on-the-shelf resources through ILS integration while also promoting its other valuable services through integration of tools only available through Boopsie.”
 ALA. (2015). The state of america’s libraries. Retrieved from: http://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2015
About Lovington Public Library
Lovington Public Library provides resources and services to meet the educational, informational, cultural and recreational need of its community. A member of Estacado Library Information Network (ELIN), Lovington provides basic library services free of charge and without bias to its community of 15,000 and surrounding area of New Mexico residents.
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, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Visit Boopsie.com for more information about mobile apps for libraries. 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.