Boopsie Extends Academic Reach to Include Law and K-12

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Boopsie announces an expanded list of academic library customers that now includes New York Law School and Orange Lutheran High School. Both customers represent a breakthrough in how academic libraries are using mobile technology. Boopsie’s market footprint in the academic sector now includes public and private universities, community colleges, law schools and K-12.

We believe we are the first law school to deploy this type of mobile app

Boopsie, the leading mobile solution for universities and libraries worldwide, announced today that it has expanded its list of academic library customers to include New York Law School and Orange Lutheran High School. Boopsie’s market footprint in the academic sector now includes public and private universities, community colleges, law schools and K-12.

“The number of students using a device as their primary Internet access point increases daily,” notes Greg Carpenter, Boopsie’s CEO. “Both New York Law School and Orange Lutheran have fully embraced the need to deliver mobile services. We’re excited to be working with them.”

In a report released last month, the technology market research firm IDC estimated that by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs. Already, according to Pew Research Center, a third of U.S. Smartphone owners consider the phone their primary connection to the Internet.

“This year Orange Lutheran made the move towards iPad2 use. Next year all students will be required to have one,” states Lydia Smith-Davis, Teacher-Librarian at Orange Lutheran. “With mobile technology on the forefront it was important that our library be part of the big picture.”

Boopsie’s native app technology provides academic institutions with the most advanced feature set for mobile access to library and campus services. Boopsie apps run on all phones and provide direct integration to all library ILS systems, OCLC’s Worldcat database and other custom databases, search engines and e-content. Boopsie’s patent-pending Smart Prefix search delivers real-time results by searching after each character is typed, making it fast and easy to find books and other reference materials. Support for non-catalog content such as recommended reading lists, location and hours and contact information for 1:1 librarian support is also available.

Additionally, Boopsie apps support universal campus content and services such as maps, departmental directories, local bus schedules, course listings, athletic and event calendars, direct links to community news and social media sites and other important student affairs information.

“We believe we are the first law school to deploy this type of mobile app,” says Grace Lee, Electronic Services Librarian at New York Law School located in Tribeca. “In addition to giving our students access to catalog, course reserves and community news feeds, Boopsie was able to integrate directly with our custom DRAGNET search engine that specializes in legal content. This was a huge value-add for us.”

Additional information on Boopsie for Libraries can be found at http://www.boopsie.com/libraries

About Boopsie
Founded in 2006 and located in Silicon Valley, Boopsie is the industry-leading mobile solution for libraries and universities worldwide. Disruptively affordable and easy to deploy, Boopsie's Optimum package offers the most advanced set of features available for public and academic libraries. Boopsie apps are in use by numerous top institutions such as first-ranked Cuyahoga County Public, Santa Clara County Public, Seattle Public, Brown University, University of Gent in Belgium and University of Auckland in New Zealand. Boopsie is the American Library Association's mobile partner for a range of conferences including ALA 2011 and the preferred mobile solution for a number of consortia. Consistently earning four stars by users, Boopsie solutions offer multi-lingual support, are fully hosted and are downloadable on all smartphones and are compatible with other browser-enabled devices. http://www.boopsie.com

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