Denver, CO — June 17, 2019— The Quipu Group, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of ePASS by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), offering access to 20 local attractions for library cardholders from over 100 participating libraries, at its launch earlier this year.
On April 1, 2019, ePASS was implemented to support "Explore More Illinois," a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. ePASS offers an online interface, where libraries can input information about local attractions, adding images and sharing details about the venue and intended audience as well as manage pass availability, removing the need for staff to manage physical passes. For the end user, ePASS features strong search technologies, intuitive navigation from any computer or smart phone and provides instant delivery of digital tickets for printing or display on a mobile device.
Since the launch of "Explore More Illinois," library staff and cardholders have shared their enjoyment of this new library service. "Our member libraries and their patrons find the ePASS software easy to use." said Jessica Barnes, Special Projects Librarian, who has worked closely with the Quipu Group to deploy the highly customizable ePASS software. "After seeing the software live, interest in the project has understandably increased, and we are working in partnership with Quipu to add the rest of our member libraries."
"Libraries and cultural institutions share many of the same goals —exploration, discovery, and lifelong learning." said Melissa Stockton, Partner at The Quipu Group, LLC "Through the use of ePASS, ‘Explore More Illinois' and their partner attractions, have the the opportunity to increase awareness, expand access and provide opportunities for education, exploration and learning among library cardholders and museum goers."
ePASS is developed in partnership with libraries and is part of The Quipu Group, LLC's commitment to deliver library-focused products that are trusted by libraries to meet local needs and are convenient to implement. For more information about ePASS, please check out the ePASS product page on The Quipu Group's website.
About The Quipu Group
Founded in 2005, The Quipu Group, LLC is a national leader in providing software and consulting services to libraries. The Quipu Group, LLC partners boast over 35 years of development, maintenance and customer and staff support experience within libraries and the library technology industry. The Quipu Group, LLC is committed to delivering solutions to everyday problems through partnerships with library staff.