MADISON, Wis. (October 1, 2015) – Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.
â€œWeâ€™re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a superior experience for librarians and their patrons.Â Librarians want to engage more users and increase usage of digital resources and an app from Boopsie can help do both,â€ said Mike Grasee, Global Growth Officer of Demco. â€œDemco has served libraries for over 100 years, and we are pleased to help our customers innovate and reach more of their communities via a mobile platform loved and trusted by public libraries and corporations alike.â€ Continue reading Demco acquires Boopsie→
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26, 2015 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announces the release of its all-in-one Axis 360 mobile app, available for download this summer. The Axis 360 app provides Apple, Android and select Kindle mobile users the ability to discover, download and read ebooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application.
â€œWe set out to create a next-generation experience that truly delivers simplicity, providing users with the functionality they need to discover and enjoy digital content instantaneously, no matter where they are, in three steps or less,â€ said Amandeep Kochar, EVP Software Products & Services of Baker & Taylor. â€œTo create the optimal, seamless app we aspired for, the process could not be rushed. Baker & Taylor is excited and proud of the end result â€” an all-encompassing design thatâ€™s intuitive, efficient and accessible to deliver the ultimate reading experience.â€ Continue reading Baker & Taylor Announces Launch of All-In-One Axis 360 Mobile App→
Libraries using any ILS can now offer seamless access to an exclusive collection of more than 10,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga on all major mobile devices and desktop systems
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD â€“ June 22, 2015 – Through an exclusive partnership, Recorded Books and iVerse Media will offer libraries and their patrons access to a selection of more than 10,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga titles both inside the library and remotely.
Sunnyvale, CA â€“ February 26, 2015 – Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, and Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, have integrated the Boopsie Mobile App with Baker & Taylorâ€™s Axis 360 digital media library. The partnership will drive circulation and usage of Axis 360 and meet patronsâ€™ expectations for easy access to the libraryâ€™s digital information and entertainment materials.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 2, 2015 â€“ Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today the launch of its new Axis 360 app for both Apple and Android devices. The Axis 360 app offers mobile users the ability to discover, download and listen to digital audiobooks, as well as access ebooks to read, within a single application.
Axis 360 app users will enjoy increased functionality and ease-of-use, with one-stop access to content from their public or school library. Users can browse the library or schoolâ€™s entire digital collection or search for a specific title. Once they discover that perfect new release or longtime favorite, they can check it out using a built-in audiobook player in addition to the existing ebook reader. Axis 360 also presents recommendations from the libraryâ€™s collection, based on the userâ€™s selection. Continue reading Baker & Taylor launches new Axis 360 app, for Android and iOS devices→
(Updated 11/3/2014 with new information in italics below) Note on this new product:Â Flipster is a subscription-based product for libraries. Usage models are dependent per title and per publisher. Publishers can set the following limits per title: 50, 100, 500 or Unlimited simultaneous users. The majority of Flipster titles are offered at the unlimited level.
Publishing Technology released a report earlier this month about trends in mobile phone ebook reading.Â An infographic, slides of a presentation, and full report are all available using the link above.
The survey, consisting of 3,000 consumers from the US and UK, concluded that:
43% have read an e-book, or part of an e-book, on their handsets
66% of mobile phone book readers currently read more on their phones than they did last year
Publishing Technology explored the subject of mobile phone book reading by surveying consumers in the US and UK to better understand their habits and preferences.Â They unveiled theÂ results and key trends from the study over the course of the 2014Â Frankfurt Book Fair.Â The Publishing Technology blog, Content Forward, also includes study results for mobile devices and a variety of other topics.
BiblioBoardÂ® Library offers more publishers and genres to growing PatronsFirstâ„¢ Mobile Library
October 7, 2014.Â In advance of the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, BiblioBoardÂ® announces more publishers added to their PatronsFirstâ„¢ mobile platform. BiblioBoard is constantly adding publishers to their platform, which now offers tens of thousands of pieces of content. Patrons can enjoy the content with multi-user access on the web or on award-winning native devices, all without user limits. Continue reading BiblioBoard adds more publisher partners to their PatronsFirst mobile platform→
We’re pleased to announce that a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 is here!
This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation processâ€”one of your most frequently requested enhancements! We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches. Continue reading New OverDrive app eliminates Adobe authorization step→
Lyon, France (August 20) –Â Today the New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich are releasing theÂ NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition at a special session of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 80th General Conference and Assembly. This is the first edition of the NMC Horizon Report that delves into the realm of academic and research libraries in a global context. Continue reading New Media Consortium releases 2014 Library Edition Horizon Report→
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