Google Books Decision is Good for Libraries
Earlier this month, a US Circuit Court judge decided in favor of Google in the case of Google Books versus the Authors Guild. The judge concluded that Google Books provides “significant public benefit” including the “progress of the arts and sciences” while still respecting the rights of authors and copyright holders. The benefits of this decision to libraries are substantial. The Google Books project enables libraries to access books they might not have had previously, while readers who find portions of a book on Google Books can see if their local library owns it. Visit our blog post to read more about the Google Books decision.
Reminder: Apple Developer Account
If it’s been a year or more since you last renewed or created your Apple Developer Account, be sure to renew it to make sure your app stays visible in the Apple App Store for your patrons to download. To check your account status, log in at https://developer.apple.com. If you need any assistance, please contact our Customer Service Team.
Upcoming Webinars for Libraries That Use Boopsie
Sign up today for one of our upcoming customer webinars where the Boopsie team will help you get the most out of Your Library App. These live training webinars will take place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month. Check our schedule of free webinars for libraries and sign up!
|Engaging Your Diverse Community with an App in their Native Language||Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 10:00 AM EST|
|Marketing Your Library App 101: Tips & Tools for Effective Promotion||Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 10:00 AM EST|
Welcome Boopsie’s Newest Team Member: Christopher Mundy
We recently hired Christopher Mundy to lead all business development efforts for corporate libraries. He brings hands-on experience building digital libraries in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked in various analyst roles with the China Business Group. Christopher is looking forward to joining a team that shares the same passion for libraries and information services that he has. To read more about Christopher and the rest of the team, check out our About Us page.
Library Job Openings
We will be highlighting new and recently posted job listings in public and academic libraries every two weeks in this newsletter. If you have a job listing you would like to share with our readers, please send them to Bryan Murray.
|Digital Resources & Web Development Librarian/Specialist at Milligan College – P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library in Johnson City, Tennessee. Posted: 11/19/13. Deadline: 12/31/13. Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college situated in the beautiful foothills of eastern Tennessee invites applications for a full time Digital Resources & Web Development Librarian/Specialist to join our engaged, user-centered, and forward-thinking staff. For additional information, please visit Millian College’s Open Postings.|
|Director of Libraries at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. Posted: 11/20/13. Deadline: 12/15/13. Interlochen Center for the Arts is looking for a Director of Libraries. For the complete job posting, please visit Interlochen Center for the Art’s Director of Libraries page.|
Grants & Subsidies for Libraries & Technology
If your library is located in Pennsylvania, keep an eye our for the 2014 Library Services and Technology Act grant page. They don’t have any specifics posted at this time; however, past recipients include the York County Library System, which received a $50,000 grant to create mobile applications to “provide easy access to library services and resources to the cardholders.” You can find more information about grants provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in your state at the Institute of Museum and Library Services website.For more information on obtaining grants for your library’s technology needs, visit the grants page of our website.
Earlier in the month, Boopsie for Libraries experienced an unplanned server outage that may have affected Your Library App for a few hours. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused you or patrons. We have implemented new measures, including multiple backup systems, that will prevent this type of outage from ever happening again, but we do apologize for the temporary lack of app access to your patrons. If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please contact us.