Boopsie, a company that specializes in providing products that deliver library service to patrons with mobile devices, has extended its offerings to include online event information through a partnership with Trumba Corporation. To take advantage of this capability, the library must subscribe to both Boopsie's mobile platform and to Trumba Connect.
Trumba Connect allows organizations of all types to publish their calendar of events and activities on the Web, with features to support event registration with customizable forms, secure payments for fee-based events, automated communications with clients, and tools for monitoring registrations. Calendars can easily be integrated into the organization's Facebook page and visitors can share and comment on events through Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Trumba Connect provides support for mobile devices. Although used in higher education and libraries, Trumba also finds use in the corporations, online newspapers, health clubs, and membership associations.
The partnership between Boopsie and Trumba allows libraries that subscribe to Trumba Connect to be able to deliver its calendars directly through the Boobsie native mobile app. This partnership falls in the context of the “Boopsie Star Program” of products that can be integrated and delivered through the Boopsie mobile platform, allowing libraries to offer a variety of services to their users with mobile devices through a unified mobile app. Other partners include the Overdrive e-book platform, Mango Languages, Credo Reference, EBSCOhost, the LibraryH3lp virtual reference, Gale Cengage Learning, and Recorded Books.
Boopsie reports that its mobile applications have been implemented in over 2,500 libraries or universities.