Sunnyvale, CA - January 4, 2016 - Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, today reported on its remarkable growth in 2015, which includes an impressive number of awards and recognitions, three new content and technology partners, four new updates to its app and services, over 50 new libraries that utilize its white label platform-as-a-service to deliver library services to their unique communities, a number of awards and honors, and joining the Demco family of companies.
Boopsie's newest content and technology partnerships span the information industry to include Zinio, Recorded Books and iVerse Media, and Baker & Taylor. Through these partnerships, Boopsie now offers instant access to Zinio's over 3,000 online magazine titles, Recorded Books and iVerse Media's over 10,000 digital comics and graphic novels, and Baker & Taylor's Axis 360, the digital media platform that provides easy access to digital information and entertainment materials. These partnerships have formed the foundation for the majority of Boopsie customers upgrading their contracts with Boopsie to the most robust "Optimum Plus" package in order to help libraries deliver their services to patrons and students.
New product features launched by the company this year include Ratings and Reviews, which allows users to leave a 1 to 5 star rating and review for any title in their library's catalog. Additionally, the newly added Top 20 Books channel offers a data-driven carousel of book titles that are currently trending as the most popular with the over 3 million users of Boopsie's mobile app platform. This year saw Boopsie's AccessILS platform become the de facto standard for integration of digital catalogs with legacy library content management systems worldwide, reducing vendor resources required to integrate with various desktop and mobile technologies used throughout the industry. Boopsie also introduced a new app offering, Express, and price point for small and rural libraries, making its customized mobile apps that increase usage and promote engagement with library resources more accessible than ever.
Boopsie continued its impressive customer growth. New customers added this year represent various information industries. In the public library space, Boopsie created customized apps for Auckland Libraries, libraries in The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC), Napa County Library, Sonoma County Library, libraries in Ohio through OHIONET, and many more. In the academic space, new customers include Abu Dhabi University, Murray State University, Treasure Valley Community College, Hollins University, Woodbury University, and Long Beach City College. Boopsie also expanded its presence in the law and military library market through working with Best, Best & Krieger, The Law Society of Upper Canada, the law libraries of the University of Colorado and University of Georgia, and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC). Each of these new customers has partnered with Boopsie to create a customized mobile app to connect library users with the highest quality resources — from renowned vendors like OverDrive, ProQuest, EBSCO, LexisNexis, the newly added Comics Plus: Library Edition, and Recorded Books — on a user-friendly, native mobile interface.
Boopsie started 2015 strong with its president, Tony Medrano, serving as a panelist on the 2015 RMG's Annual President's Seminar, an event that invites global library industry executives to discuss initiatives and trends that impact libraries. Medrano will reprise his position as panelist in the upcoming 2016 seminar, further establishing the company as a leading voice for mobile apps in the library space. In addition to this recognition, Boopsie also saw customer satisfaction reach 95% through quarterly surveys of customers throughout 2015. Ending the year on just as strong of a note, the company was honored with a Modern Library Awards Silver Distinction in December of 2015.
"Boopsie's not only leveraging 10 years of experience creating and hosting customized mobile apps, but they're operating with a focus on customer service that is unparalleled," says Mike Grasee, Global Growth Officer of Wall Family Enterprise, which owns Demco, Evanced Solutions, Gaylord, and other companies in the library and educational industry. "Apps made by Boopsie have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique users each month. These numbers, along with the continued expansion of technology partners, make Boopsie the industry-leading partner to choose to help libraries establish a mobile presence."
"Since we started this year with news that a majority of Washington State Library users found the library's customized Boopsie app made accessing library services and resources more convenient, I knew that we could expect great things throughout 2015," shares Tony Medrano, President of Boopsie. "I'm excited that with each year, we continue to realize our mission of making more services more accessible to more members of diverse communities and supporting libraries' individual and unique missions by providing scalable, reliable and easy-to-use library-branded mobile apps that users of library resources increasingly demand."
"If you think 2014 and 2015 were awesome years, you haven't seen anything yet," adds Megan Vizzini, Boopsie's Vice President and General Manager, regarding growth and innovation in 2016. "We have a world class team with tons of new co-workers to collaborate with, an industry-leading solution, and the most amazing customers; we are stronger than ever."
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Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie's apps have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie's library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie's mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie's U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user's device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services including a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels. Visit Boopsie.com for more information about mobile apps for libraries. In 2015 Boopsie was acquired by an affiliate of Demco, who has 110 years of library experience and offers a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and software, as well as comprehensive interior design services for libraries and schools nationwide.