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June 11, 2020

(Demco) 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.

(Demco) 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.

November 13, 2018

(Demco) 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.

January 22, 2018

(Demco) 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.

January 19, 2018

(Demco) 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.

December 7, 2017

(Demco) 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.

December 5, 2017

(Demco) 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.

October 17, 2017

(Demco) 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.

September 29, 2017

(Demco) 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.

September 13, 2017

(Demco) 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.

June 15, 2017

(Demco) 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.

May 25, 2017

(Demco) 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.

April 25, 2017

(Demco) 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.

April 11, 2017

(Demco) 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.

October 10, 2016

(Demco) 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.

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