PALO ALTO, CA and ST. PAUL, MN – January 22, 2013 – Boopsie for Libraries, the leading mobile solution for universities and libraries worldwide, and 3M Library Systems, a global leader in library solutions with a 40-year history of innovation and outstanding customer service, announced today the integration of the 3M Cloud Library e-book lending service into the Boopsie mobile application. The integration will allow patrons of libraries subscribing to both services to access the more than 250,000 titles from over 300 publishers in the Cloud Library with one click from the Boopsie home screen on any mobile device.
In announcing this major development in library service Greg Carpenter, Boopsie CEO, said, "The demand for mobile services and access to e-books is rapidly becoming a dominant theme in library service, driving the need for a positive user experience that enables simple discovery and downloading of e-books easily onto multiple mobile devices. The integration of the 3M Cloud Library into the Boopsie for Libraries native mobile application will allow library patrons to have access to the books they want anytime and anywhere from any supported device."
The Cloud Library's e-books are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Nooks, and Android devices. Using their personal devices and the Boopsie provided branded library app, patrons can browse, check out and read e-books seamlessly in concert with the Cloud Library app.
"3M created the Cloud Library with library patron services integration in mind to ensure a seamless experience for libraries and their patrons," said Matt Tempelis, Global Business Manager for the 3M Cloud Library. "Integration with Boopsie for Libraries reaffirms our commitment to delivering the best possible experience for our customers."
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.
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. 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/library.
3M Library Systems is the only company that develops, designs and manufactures cutting-edge digital media, circulation management and security solutions. Finding the technology solution that is right for our customers, 3M's promise is to deliver a long term partnership that is built to exceed their expectations. For more information about 3M Library Systems, visit http://www.3M.com/library or follow @3MLibrary on Twitter.