June 2014 Newsletter

Client Newsletter • June 2014


Boopsie Newsletter, June 2014

Coming Soon! Library App Redesign
In July and August, libraries with Boopsie’s Optimum Plus package will receive a free upgrade to their library’s app design. The new bottom navigation bar will provide easy access to the Home Menu, Search and My Account sections, no matter where your app users are in your library’s app.


Add a Digital Comic Book and Graphic Novel Catalog to Your Library!
Boopsie is a Reseller of Comics Plus:Library Edition Boopsie is now delivering mobile and desktop subscriptions to Comics Plus: Library Edition. This online streaming service provides libraries with access to thousands of digital graphic novels, comic books and manga at a per-checkout price with simultaneous circulation to virtually any mobile device, tablet or PC. This digital catalog is currently live in 17 libraries, including Kitchener Public Library, York County Libraries, and Houston Public Library on the desktop.
Boopsie will be selling Comics Plus: Library Edition subscriptions that enable patrons and students access to 10,000 digital catalog items. Libraries can purchase credits for checkouts, which are metered out to library patrons uniformly over a 12 month period.
Bryan Murray will be hosting a webinar with Josh Elder, Account Director at Comics Plus: Library Edition on Wednesday June 18th. The webinar will be available on our website after it airs. If you’re interested in adding a digital catalog for comics and graphic novels to your library’s collection, please contact our Account Team.


Gift Cards for Collection Development from Boopsie
First of all we’d like to thank those of you who completed our Customer Survey! 40% of Boopsie’s libraries expressed interest in adding a “Netflix for eBooks” channel to their app for a “$10/month eBooks subscription” if some of the proceeds went to their library’s collection development budget.
If you are interested in adding a “Netflix for eBooks” subscription channel to your library’s app, we will send you a gift card for collection development. Please contact our Account Team for more information!


What’s All the hoopla About?
hoopla digital allows libraries to instantly expand their collections with hundreds of thousands of music, movies, TV shows, and eAudioBook titles. Our integration with hoopla is live in 15 libraries and growing fast! Let us know if you are interested in adding hoopla to your library’s app!


More Library Statistics Are Coming Via Boopsie Analytics!
Last month we released our highly anticipated Boopsie Analytics™ service, that allows your library to easily track app usage. Boopsie currently offers access to download and unique user statistics by day or by month. But more statistics are coming soon! Including:

• Queries by Device Type
• Visits to Channels on Your Home Screen
• Checkouts of eContent
• Consortia Members’ Individual Library Statistics

ALA Reminder!
Boopsie will be attending the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition! Stop by booth #2032 to meet with Jane, Katie and Tony and see what’s new at Boopsie!

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