Evanced Solutions offers several different library management programs, so whether your library needs to easily manage your room reservations, reading programs or events & programs calendars, Evanced Solutions can help.
Since Evanced is a calendar management program, we use the iCal feeds from your library’s account and upload them to your library app. Since the iCal feed is directly connected to your Evanced calendar, your app will automatically keep up to date after you make changes to your calendar.
Stats for Evanced Calendars
The iCal feeds in library apps are usually one of the highest performing sections of a library app. For instance, St. Louis County Library (SLCL) app has 35 different iCal feeds in their app, which are organized by branch, age group and event types. The calendar section of their app is continuously well used; SLCL’s best performing calendar is for Author Events, which was accessed by nearly double the patrons as any other calendar.
The most popularly used Evanced Calendars can be found in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s app. In 2013, there were 7,208 unique users of the Evanced Calendars and in January 2014 alone, there were 944 users.
Evanced Calendars in Actions
The St. Louis County Library uses Evanced Solutions as their calendar management program.
When patrons first access the SLCL calendar, they are given the option of choosing from Today’s Events, Events by Audience, Events by Type or Events by Location. From there they can chose an event type that suits their preference. After an event type is chosen, patrons can access the complete listing of upcoming events in that section. Once a specific event is selected, patrons are taken to the events detail page. Inside they will find additional information about the event, such as the location, date and time. There is also an event description and a link to the event in the library’s Evanced calendar. When patrons select the link to the event, they can choose to email the event to a friend, receive an email notification, print the information or even download it to their personal calendar. For events that require a registration, there is even a section to complete a registration form, no need to access another site!
Are you an Evanced Solutions customer but don’t have your calendar synced with your Boopsie app? Let us know and we can help you out! Learn more about how adding an Evanced Integration to your library’s mobile app from Boopsie can help you better engage patrons with your library’s services by attending our free live webinar scheduled for May 7th, 2014.