Best Best & Krieger and The Law Society of Upper Canada Choose Boopsie to Develop Custom Mobile Solutions to Meet Growing User Demand
Sunnyvale, CA – July 17, 2015 – Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, has expanded its footprint in the law library market. The company today announced it has signed two new law library clients: Best Best & Krieger and The Law Society of Upper Canada. These two libraries join Boopsie’s growing customer base of law libraries, which includes prestigious institutions like the University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Georgia School of Law.
Boopsie will work with Best Best & Krieger and The Law Society of Upper Canada to develop customized mobile applications that provide its attorneys, paralegals and staff with seamless access to authoritative legal content from trusted aggregators and publishers. The mobile apps will feature content from the largest providers in the industry, including ProQuest eLibrary as well as legal databases such as Congressional Universe, EBSCO Legal Collection, Law.com, and others to be announced soon, to meet law professionals at their point of need.
According to Mark Gediman, Director of Information Services at full-service law firm Best Best & Krieger, “Access to authoritative legal information is integral to delivering effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals. By partnering with Boopsie, we’re able to connect our staff to the information that they need on a customized, mobile-optimized app.”
“The Great Library has provided legal information in Ontario for nearly 200 years,” said David Whelan, Manager, Legal Information, at The Law Society of Upper Canada. “The Boopsie app opens up our expanding digital collections to mobile users and makes our professional staff available from any device. As the legal information landscape continues to change, Ontario’s legal researchers will have a new way to take advantage of it.”
“At Boopsie, we focus on enabling libraries to make services more accessible to members of their diverse communities through scalable, reliable and easy-to-use library-branded mobile apps,” says Tony Medrano, Boopsie’s CEO, who has a J.D. from Stanford and experience in both law firms and public education.
“These new partnerships with Best Best & Krieger and The Law Society of Upper Canada expand our reach in the corporate library industry, giving us the unique opportunity to help their researchers be more efficient and better serve clients,” adds Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s Senior Director of Business Development who also holds a J.D. and worked in the legal publishing field prior to leading the legal and corporate library teams at Boopsie.
About Best Best & Krieger
A full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys in nine offices across California and in Washington, D.C., Best Best & Krieger LLP delivers effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals.
Best Best & Krieger is comprised of highly regarded lawyers focusing on virtually all practices of law. The firm serves as city attorney to more than 30 cities across California and as general and special counsel to special districts that focus on water, transportation, regional planning and resource conservation. Its lawyers have been helping businesses, from local to international, achieve their goals for more than 100 years.
About the Law Society of Upper Canada
Created by an act of the Legislative Assembly in 1797, the Law Society of Upper Canada governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct.
In addition to its role in overseeing and regulating lawyers and paralegals, the Law Society provides legal information and support for lawyers and paralegals through its Resource Centre. Lawyers and paralegals can phone 416-947-3315 or 1-800-668-7380 or access the Resource Centre on their website for a one-stop access point to a wide range of services.
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 million times and are used by over 400,000 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.