Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, has launched a new mobile app, Academic Browser, to further improve remote access.
Offering the same experience as Lean Library's extension, Academic Browser enables patrons conducting research using search engines, direct links, or their library's digital platform to access their library's resources, open access alternatives, and support via a popup. The app is available at no additional cost to patrons at libraries that subscribe to Lean Library and does not collect or store personal information.
"The events of the last few months have seen unprecedented demand for our remote access services," says Matt Hayes, incoming managing director of Lean Library. "With over a 35% increase in unique active users so far this year, taking our services mobile is essential in continuing to help libraries support their patrons' research wherever and however they research. We see this as the first step in an exciting new phase of product development."
The app is available now for iOS and an Android version will be available soon.
To find out more visit leanlibrary.com or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lean Library, a SAGE Publishing company, provides software solutions to the library community, bringing the power of the library into the patron's workflow, wherever they may be. Lean Library consists of three core products: Library Access, simplifying patron access to library resources, Library Assist, delivering librarian support directly into the patron's workflow, and Library Alternatives, providing patrons with legal alternatives to paywalled content.
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. www.sagepublishing.com.