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June 11, 2020

Demco Demco appoints Chad Edwards as President. ChampionScott Partners announced the appointment of Chad Edwards as President of Demco, Inc., a Wall Family Enterprise subsidiary and provider of product and service solutions to schools, libraries and commercial enterprise libraries. Chad brings over 20 years of education technology and services industry leadership experience to Demco. [Full Announcement].

Demco Leading school and library supplier Demco gains new leader. Demco, Inc., and its parent company, Wall Family Enterprise, announced the appointment of Chad Edwards as president of Demco. He will begin in his new role on June 22, 2020. [Full Announcement].

November 13, 2018

Demco DiscoverMobile poised to transform how public libraries engage. Demco Software announced the launch of DiscoverMobile version 1, a mobile app that completely transforms the ways in which public libraries engage their communities. DiscoverMobile puts all of a library’s resources – from books, to events, to meeting rooms, to databases and other third-party subscriptions –into a sleek, patron-friendly app that allows users to interact with their library on the go. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2018

Demco US Armed Forces Offer Brain Training to All Personnel. In recognition of recent breakthroughs in brain science, every soldier, sailor, airman and marine in the US Armed Forces will now have access to computerized brain training and assessments from Posit Science, through its BrainHQ web, phone and tablet apps. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2018

Demco Department of Defense makes brain training available using Demco Software and BrainHQ. Demco Software has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense through the libraries of the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines to provide BrainHQ online brain training to members of the armed services. Now, a library card is all that active, reserve, and retired personnel and their families need to take advantage of scientifically-proven brain training. BrainHQ is available through Demco’s software platform, which offers 24/7 access to this online resource from the comfort of the patron’s device of choice. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2017

Demco Study shows brain training available to libraries via Demco Software lowers dementia risk. A newly published 10-year study funded by the National Institute of Health shows that brain training software offered exclusively to libraries by Demco Software reduced the risk of dementia. The online speed training exercise used in the study is now available through hundreds of public libraries, which offer free subscriptions to BrainHQ for their patrons through Demco Software’s user-friendly platform. [Full Announcement].

December 5, 2017

Demco Demco Software takes reading programs to new heights for Michiganders. Demco Software announced it has partnered with the Library of Michigan to boost reader engagement and reading program enrollment with Wandoo Reader. More than just a summer reading management tool, Wandoo Reader enhances learning with a powerful, game-like experience. [Full Announcement].

October 17, 2017

Demco Demco Software reinvents its Boopsie library mobile app with Demco DiscoverMobile. Demco DiscoverMobile is the next generation of the popular and much-loved Boopsie mobile app. The new app presents library information in the increasingly popular at-a-glance format, streamlining how patrons browse collections, check out titles, and register for upcoming events via their smartphones. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2017

Demco University of Pretoria Library expands digital access to its resources with Demco Software. Department of Library Services at the University of Pretoria has launched a customized app that provides one-click access to its library’s assets, empowering researchers to use resources and services when and where they need them. Fully hosted and maintained by Demco Software, the University of Pretoria’s Boopsie mobile app will feature custom branding on a user-friendly interface, facilitating seamless access to authoritative content from trusted aggregators and publishers. A modifiable banner will increase visibility of key resources, and unique features will expand access to the library. Key among these are Ask a Librarian, Catalog Search, Subject Guides, Library Locator, Location and Hours, and social media integration. [Full Announcement].

September 13, 2017

Demco Demco Software transforms library event marketing with DiscoverLocal. Demco Software today highlighted the far-reaching capabilities of DiscoverLocal, its latest innovation that gives libraries priority in local search results. Launched in June 2017, the new product is the first truly comprehensive discoverability tool that promotes libraries’ events and resources on the open web without requiring a library name to be mentioned in the search query. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2017

Demco Demco Software revolutionizes how users discover and engage with their local library. Demco Software launched DiscoverLocal, a unique new product that uses the increasing popularity of open web searches to a library’s advantage. The new tool from Demco’s software division is the first of its kind to give libraries top ranking in local search results, driving awareness of collections and also of programs and events for both public and academic libraries. By elevating the library's presence on search results pages, DiscoverLocal increases resource usage and facilitates more focused program and event marketing. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2017

Demco Demco Software-powered custom mobile solution prepares Adventist University med students for the field. Demco Software has partnered with the R.A. Williams Library to support the educational programs and goals of the Adventist University of Health Sciences. Working closely with the Library, the leading provider of solutions for 21st-century libraries has developed a mobile app that leverages its well-known Boopsie technology and long-standing partnerships with medical content providers to extend the Library’s reach. [Full Announcement].

April 25, 2017

Demco Demco Software shares results of Reading Recommendation survey. Demco Software announced the publication of “Going the Extra Service Mile: The State of Reading Recommendation Services in Libraries,” the whitepaper that explores findings from their early 2017 survey of librarians across the globe. The newly launched division of Demco, Inc., which offers mobile apps, programming resources and management tools to 21st-century libraries, has made the paper available for free download here. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2017

Demco Demco appoints new Executive Director. Demco confirmed that Ravi Singh has joined its executive leadership team. The San Diego-based technologist will serve as Executive Director of Demco Software and Technology, leading Demco’s software division. Demco Software provides industry leading mobile apps, programming resources and management tools to 21st-century libraries and other educational institutions. [Full Announcement].

October 10, 2016

Demco Demco brings proven brain training to Public Libraries. Public libraries can now offer patrons access to BrainHQ, the only brain fitness program with exercises shown in studies to improve cognition and to broadly generalize to real world activities. BrainHQ, developed by neuroscientists at Posit Science, includes more than two dozen brain-training exercises and is accessible to patrons via subscribing public libraries’ websites, in order to offer training wherever patrons are – be it at the library, at home or on the go using the BrainHQ app. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2013

Demco KBS Corporate Oversees Acquisition of Johnson Haigh Rogers Ltd. Loughborough based JHR Educational, trading as Playground Basics, was acquired by market leading library and educational resources distribution company, Demco Europe Ltd. Playground Basics employs 10 people and provides a comprehensive and unique range of learning resources for nurseries and primary schools. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2011

Demco Storysack and Articles of Faith Ltd acquired by Demco Europe Ltd. International M&A specialist BCMS Corporate announced the sale of educational book supplier Storysack Limited, together with sister company Articles of Faith to Demco Europe Limited. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2011

Demco DEMCO, Inc. announces the acquisition of Evanced Solutions. DEMCO announce the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Recently Evanced introduced an external library vending system called BranchAnywhere that brings a new level of access and convenience to library customers, allowing 24/7 library services anywhere in the community. Currently in the final stages of development, BranchAnywhere is a completely automated machine that houses hundreds to thousands of titles. Customers can check out or return books and audiovisual materials whenever it is convenient for them. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2010

Demco Grainger announces divestiture of Its Highsmith specialty brand. Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it has sold substantially all of the assets of library supplies provider Highsmith, previously maintained under Grainger's U.S. Specialty Brands portfolio, to DEMCO, Inc., the leading provider of solutions to America's libraries and schools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Full Announcement].

Demco DEMCO, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Highsmith. DEMCO, a leading library supplier, has acquired the assets of Highsmith, an award-winning educational products and library supplier, from W.W. Grainger Inc., the leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving business and institutions. [Full Announcement].