ProQuest & Boopsie Provide Libraries with Easy Access to eLibrary® Resources

Wednesday, Jun 18

The leading gateway to the world’s knowledge and the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries partner to provide easy access to libraries’ ProQuest eLibrary subscriptions.

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A Screen Shot of the ProQuest eLibrary SearchSunnyvale, CA – June 18, 2014 – Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile app platform for libraries, announced a partnership with ProQuest, the leading gateway to the world’s knowledge, and the launch of a new integration available on Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps. Boopsie has worked closely with the ProQuest eLibrary® product team to provide a new, seamless integration between Boopsie’s library-branded apps and ProQuest’s eLibrary resource.

ProQuest combines unique technology and information assets to empower libraries. Its eLibrary® online database includes access to 2,500 full text magazines, newspapers, books and transcripts delivered to various educational facilities, including high schools, college-level researchers, and professional educators. ProQuest recently updated eLibrary to include a direct export feature, making citation export effortless, as well as a mobile web edition, that allows for mobile access to one of the largest general reference collections.

“We are excited to launch this new integrated service with Boopsie,” says Larry Wilkner, Publisher, ProQuest. “The seamless integration of eLibrary with Boopsie’s mobile app platform for libraries enables libraries to better serve their patrons with easy-to-use mobile access of their subscription to all of the rich content available in ProQuest’s eLibrary.”

Boopsie builds library-branded mobile apps for over 2,500 libraries worldwide, across all major mobile operating systems. The company recently announced that they saw both record numbers of app downloads and libraries joining the mobile community.

“ProQuest provides great content and services to libraries,” says Tony Medrano, CEO of Boopsie. “We are excited about our launch of ProQuest’s eLibrary online resource in our libraries’ mobile apps. ProQuest’s eLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users and shares the desire to offer easy access for library patrons and students via mobile devices.”

Boopsie currently has the eLibrary integration live in the Ela Area Public Library app. The integration is also in test mode for the Seattle Public Library and Multnomah County Library apps. Libraries that are interested in adding a ProQuest integration to their app should contact their Account Manager.

For a chance to learn more about the integration with ProQuest and the benefits it provides, libraries can watch the recorded video of the Boopsie and ProQuest webinar on their website.

About ProQuest

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, EBL®, ebrary® and Serials Solutions® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, Flow™, Pivot™ and the Intota™ library services platform. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

About Boopsie

Boopsie, Inc. was founded in Silicon Valley in 2006. We are the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 2,500 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps for libraries are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Our mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by our customer service organization. We build native mobile apps for libraries on Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows Mobile, Windows 8, Kindle Fire, and BlackBerry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Visit our website for more information about Boopsie’s mobile apps for libraries.

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