Watch this YouTube video to get a peak at Boopsie for Libraries.
First time I've seen an iPhone app for libraries. Boopsie looks really cool and it's probably coming to a library system near you. Probably a bit much for schools but something like this will be available soon for schools as well.
There are also apps for Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile platforms.
Other videos show Boopsie at Indiana University Libraries and on WorldCat.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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I've learned that my local library system, Peninsula Library System, is looking into Boopsie. Here is info from one of the PLS libraries:
"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
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