2015 Marks a Good Vintage for Boopsie in the California Wine Country

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The two largest wine country libraries choose the platform-as-a-service provider to help serve the region’s mobile information needs.

Napa and Sonoma County Libraries
Being able to rely on a library that’s using innovative technology is one of the main reasons my family has chosen to stay in the region for so long.

What do Robert Mondavi Winery, the French Laundry, Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Boopsie have in common? They’re now all serving patrons in the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Boopsie, Inc., the industry-leading mobile app platform for libraries worldwide, today announced that it has added both Napa County and Sonoma County Libraries to the over 4,000 libraries that license its platform to provide access to authoritative resources and services to their patrons via library-branded mobile apps.

“As a busy mom, professional and vintner, I know all too well that there are only so many hours in a day,” says Patricia Wagner, third generation Napa Valley resident. “The Napa County Library helps me get more done by offering easy-to-use resources that answer my kids’ homework questions, providing authoritative information for my work, and giving me a chance to catch up on leisure reading on any of my mobile devices. Being able to rely on a library that’s using innovative technology--like the Boopsie mobile app--is one of the main reasons my family has chosen to stay in the region for so long — the local varietals help too, of course.”

“While we’re focused on serving libraries worldwide, we can’t help but feel an extra bit of pride that these regions in our home state trust us as the partner to meet the digital information needs of their thousands of mobile device using citizens,” says Tony Medrano, CEO of the Sunnyvale, California-based Boopsie.

Boopsie will work with the two wine country library systems to develop customized mobile applications that provide its users with seamless access to authoritative content from trusted aggregators and publishers. The library branded mobile apps will feature content from the largest providers in the library industry to meet users at their point of need.

“As more people move towards mobile, we want to leverage the power of Polaris, the new library catalog we’ll be launching in early 2016, with many of the online services and databases we make available to the public,” said Anthony Halstead, Assistant Director of Library Services at Napa County Library. “Additionally, Boopsie’s platform will allow us to add new features such as the ability for patrons to check out materials directly from their phone or tablet using their camera.”

Libraries can contact Boopsie for more information about how easy it is to provide a best-of-class library-branded app to their users.

About Boopsie

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.

About Napa County Library

Napa County Library’s mission is to enrich people’s lives with books and information. NCL values: free and equal access to information and materials; convenient hours of service; service that is thorough, impartial, and confidential; educational and recreational programs that inspire thought, ideas and a love of reading; technology and linkages to many resources that enable wide access to information; and the American Library Association Library “Bill of Rights.” On the Web at http://www.countyofnapa.org/library.

About the Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County Library serves the county’s 500,000 residents across 13 locations, providing books, DVDs, CDs, events & classes, and online learning resources free of charge. The mission of the Library is to organize and provide access to information and universal knowledge, protect intellectual freedom, and promote the value and joy of reading in order to enrich the lives of the people of our community. Learn more at http://sonomalibrary.org.

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