PALO ALTO, CA – January 15, 2013 – Boopsie for Libraries, the leading mobile solution for universities and libraries worldwide, announced today the availability of the Boopsie mobile app on the Blackboard Mobile Central Platform. Blackboard users will be able to access the extensive library services provided by the Boopsie mobile app from within the Blackboard Mobile Central application, increasing the visibility of library resources and services while retaining Blackboard as the primary portal to all campus information.
"Students, faculty and staff are already accustomed to accessing critical university information through their Blackboard Mobile Central app," said Greg Carpenter, Boopsie CEO. "Now, with just one click in their campus app they also will be able to get to the custom-built library branded application with locations and hours, ability to search the library catalog and databases, access to downloadable ebooks and more. Then with just a click back, they return to their app."
"Our partner and developer programs drive tremendous value for clients by enabling access to pre-built extensions that help them fully utilize campus resources, access essential information, and boost student engagement," said Ted Hopper, Vice President of Business Development at Blackboard. "This unique, vibrant community of developers allows institutions to customize their Blackboard Mobile Central platform and gives them great flexibility in how they improve and shape on demand access to everything happening on campus."
In use in more than 2500 libraries and universities, Boopsie is changing the way libraries look at their mobile presence, taking a more strategic approach to delivering content beyond the library catalog to users when and where they need information. The Boopsie application is customized for each individual library to provide the sophisticated functionality of today's complex library onto a handheld device.
Boopsie will be demonstrating the mobile app on the Blackboard Mobile Central Platform in Booth 2400 at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting (ALAMW 2013) in Seattle, WA, January 25-29, 2013.
Founded in 2006 and located in Silicon Valley, California, Boopsie is the industry-leading mobile solution for universities and libraries worldwide. Customers include Seattle Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, University of Toronto, University of Notre Dame, Brown University, University of Gent in Belgium, and University of Auckland in New Zealand. Boopsie is the American Library Association's mobile partner for a range of conferences and the preferred mobile solution for a number of consortia. Affordable for all size libraries and easy-to-deploy without compromising on world-class performance, Boopsie's solutions are fully hosted and all apps are downloadable on mobile devices including Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, J2ME, Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and also support browser-enabled devices. For more information on Boopsie's solutions for libraries visit www.boopsie.com/libraries.