Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Chooses Boopsie to Develop Custom Mobile Solution that Supports Transition to Digital Resources
Sunnyvale, CA – August 28, 2015 – Boopsie, Inc. today announced it has signed Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), a multi-service language school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies. DLIFLC’s decision to collaborate with Boopsie to support their transition to digital resources demonstrates that the leading mobile platform-as-a-services provider for libraries worldwide is gaining traction in the military library market.
“Boopsie is the ideal partner for military libraries as we aim to increase productivity while maintaining the security that’s important to these institutions,” says Tony Medrano, Boopsie’s CEO, a former U.S. Naval Officer. “This partnership with DLIFLC gives us the unique opportunity to help one of the finest schools for advanced military education in the world focus on their mission while leaving the ever-changing technical aspects of mobile application build and usability to us.”
Boopsie is working with DLIFLC to develop a mobile application for military libraries using its proprietary platform to provide the approximately 3,500 soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, Department of Defense members and Coast Guard personnel enrolled in graduate school level language programs at the institution with seamless access to authoritative content from trusted aggregators and publishers including EBSCOhost, EBSCO EDS and OverDrive. The app will connect users to these high quality resources on a user-friendly interface.
“Our students are often unaware of the vast number of resources that are available to them through the Library and we don’t have the technical support to build a tool that will address this issue,” says Melanie Barney, Public Services Librarian at DLIFLC’s Aiso Library. “By partnering with Boopsie, we’re looking to increase the usage of resources by streamlining the research process, dramatically decreasing the number of steps it takes for these students to access the information that they need. Offering a DLIFLC-branded, customized version of the apps that Boopsie has been testing and perfecting for the last six years means we can focus on what matters: supporting the education of the U.S. Armed Forces.”
About Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. As part of the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the Institute provides resident instruction at the Presidio of Monterey in two dozen languages, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 26 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.
DLIFLC is a multi-service school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.
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 450,000 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.