Partnership to Streamline Libraries’ Support for Mobile Devices
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — June 21, 2011 — Tech Logic and Boopsie have established a new partnership, improving and simplifying the process for libraries to support and manage their patrons’ use of mobile devices. Exclusively working with libraries, Tech Logic delivers advanced technology solutions that ease the workload associated with moving and sorting library items and streamline the mobile self check-out process. Boopsie is the industry leading mobile solution for libraries and universities worldwide. This collaboration will expand Boopsie’s sales channel and enable Tech Logic to leverage Boopsie’s mobile platform technology to enhance its product and service offerings.
“The explosion in mobile device use is a significant opportunity for academic and public libraries worldwide,” notes Greg Carpenter, CEO of Boopsie. “By combining forces, Tech Logic and Boopsie are well positioned to help libraries maximize the ability to extend their reach and relevance from both inside and outside branch walls through the use of mobile technology.”
Gary Kirk, President of Tech Logic, said, “This partnership with Boopsie brings together two respected leaders in the library industry, both dedicated to providing libraries worldwide with innovative mobile solutions that enhance the patron experience. Our customers and their patrons can expect to have access to the latest mobile self check-out technology available.”
Both Tech Logic and Boopsie have focused on giving libraries the tools to increase efficiency and provide the best-possible experience to patrons. More than 400 libraries currently use Tech Logic solutions to manage circulation through Automated Sorting Technologies and streamline RFID and barcode-based self-services. Boopsie currently powers mobile applications for more than 200 public and academic libraries worldwide and has pioneered technologies such as BookCheck™ and BookLook Mobile™.
The partnership between Tech Logic and Boopsie will result in the integration of Boopsie for Libraries mobile platform technology with Tech Logic’s MyMobileLibrary product line. The first product resulting from this collaboration is MyMobileLibrary: App, a mobile self check-out application that allows patrons to privately and securely check out items from anywhere within the library using their smartphone. The application communicates with a library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and is the first that is compatible with RFID security. MyMobileLibrary: App is expected to be available fall 2011. Additionally, Tech Logic and Boopsie will collaborate in further areas of sales and marketing and product development. Boopsie will retain responsibility for customer support through the development process and R&D of its mobile platform.
To learn more about Tech Logic’s products and services, contact Gary W. Kirk at gwkirk(at)tech-logic.com, call 800.494.9330, or visit www.tech-logic.com
Additional information on Boopsie for Libraries and their Mobile Self Check-Out services can be found at www.boopsie.com.