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September 16, 2020

(Springshare) Springshare announced Pickup Manager - a new LibApps tool designed to help libraries improve workflows around the pickup of library holds. The Pickup Manager combines Springhare's scheduling and communication features and fully integrates them with the integrated library systems holds functionality. The end result is an affordable and user-friendly pickup management platform.

July 8, 2020

(Springshare) Springshare announces the completion of the QuestionPoint 24/7 Reference Cooperative's transfer to the LibAnswers 24/7 Chat Cooperative. Since its launch on February 28, 2020, over 2,800 librarians have joined the global community of Springshare 24/7 librarians and contributing libraries to answer more than 30,000 chats while patrons' local libraries were busy or offline -- questions that would have been unanswered otherwise.

June 22, 2020

(Springshare) Springshare announced new features of its LibApps platform, all designed to help safely reopen public spaces. Coming in mid-July, LibCal Seats will empower building managers to adhere to social distancing guidelines, support contact tracing efforts (where required), and monitor building capacity by designating individual seats and spaces for reservation. LibCal will also expand integrations with LibAnswers and ILS and offer 2-way communication via SMS/chat to enhance the curbside pickup of holds materials.

April 29, 2020

(Springshare) As libraries across the globe quickly pivoted to online services in response to the pandemic, Springshare today shares some early numbers illustrating the size of this sudden change in library services and how it has supported their efforts thus far.

May 25, 2016

(Springshare) ACRL announced that Springshare is providing complimentary access to LibGuides and LibAnswers to ACRL membership units. Both tools will be used to create unit-related resources to advance the work of ACRL, and will be available for use by division-level committees, sections, interest groups, discussion groups, and task forces.

April 7, 2010

(Springshare) Springshare, a leader in developing Web 2.0 apps for libraries, announced an exciting new addition to its LibAnswers platform an SMS Reference module that enables libraries to receive texted reference questions from their customers. LibAnswers is now the only reference system to aggregate questions and answers from the Web, from Twitter, and via SMS into one low-cost solution.

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