Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Califa Vendor: Boopsie

We are very happy to announce that we have an agreement with Boopsie, a mobile solutions provider for libraries and colleges. They are providing 40% savings on first-year cost for libraries that sign up before Jan 31, a 15% discount for libraries that sign up before Feb 28, and a 10% discount for libraries that sign up before Mar 31.

We will be hosting 90-minute introductory webinars on the following dates:

Tuesday Dec 8 at 2pm
Tuesday Dec 15 at 2pm

If you would like to attend one of these webinars, please email me back with your name, library name, and email address in the body of the message. Please also include the session you want to participate in.

Boopsie is WorldCat/OCLC's mobile solution, ALA's partner for ALA 2009, LITA's partner for LITA 2009, CLA's partner for CLA 2009, and are now engaging a broad range of academic and public libraries.

The guys at Boopsie have reduced a complex development and maintenance effort with man-years of resource requirements into a world-class solution that launches in a matter of weeks across all major devices (not just the iPhone!). They take care of all hosting and platform expansion. Note also that they have a next generation native app solution and not simply an older browser-based mobile solution.

The following demos show some of their mobile solutions for libraries:

Santa Clara County Library: http://www.youtube.com/boopsieinc#play/uploads/3/khMZi98k7W8
Indiana University: http://www.youtube.com/boopsieinc#play/uploads/13/ol_GNrlhMmM
WorldCat/OCLC iPhone: http://www.youtube.com/boopsieinc#play/uploads/15/RZ7ekpLihX0
WorldCat/OCLC Windows Mobile: http://www.youtube.com/boopsieinc#play/uploads/9/83Kxxe0CxMQ
WorldCat/OCLC Blackberry: http://www.youtube.com/boopsieinc#play/uploads/10/fBLG0J2etdE
WorldCat/OCLC Android: http://www.youtube.com/boopsieinc#play/uploads/11/sD7eWQo-uzg

If you have questions, would like a quote, or more information about this vendor, please let us know!

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