EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Boopsie, Inc. have extended their mobile technology partnership to integrate Flipster®, EBSCO’s digital magazine solution, into the Boopsie mobile platform. Flipster is a one-stop-shop for digital magazines and allows patrons to browse the latest issues of the most sought after magazines, courtesy of their library.
The integration between Flipster and Boopsie enables libraries to provide mobile access to library users to all the content and features of Flipster, via their library-branded Boopsie apps, creating seamless access to their favorite magazines anywhere, anytime via their mobile devices.
“Over 40 percent of Americans age 16 and older are more likely to read magazines and other long-form content when it’s available in digital format,” says Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By partnering withFlipster, we’re able to promote literacy by offering magazine access to this digitally native and digitally inclined audience. With a customized Boopsie app, libraries can connect with their patrons and students, providing the digital experience that their users have become accustomed to in a mobile-focused world. The easy user experience will result in increased circulation as well.”
Tracey Paine, Director of Product Management at EBSCO, says the integration will make access more convenient for library users that are accessing on the go. “Flipster makes it easy for library users to access the latest issues of popular magazines and our integration with Boopsie will make it even easier by giving more options to mobile device users.”
EBSCO and Boopsie first announced their partnership, establishing Boopsie as an official Moblie Technology Partner, back in April 2014.