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Weekly News Digest

January 6, 2022 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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hoopla Introduces BingePass for Unlimited Access to New Streaming Platforms

hoopla rolled out BingePass, “a new type of hoopla Instant Borrow that provides patrons of participating public libraries with unlimited access to popular streaming platforms for 7 days.” BingePass is automatically available to hoopla libraries and directly integrates into hoopla’s existing interface. “Upon borrowing a BingePass, patrons are seamlessly connected directly into the feature partner’s website or app,” hoopla notes. “With BingePass, patrons can access 7 days of unlimited usage of the titles in each BingePass collection and only use one of their monthly hoopla Instant Borrows provided by their library. For libraries, it’s easy to leverage BingePass for their patrons, as they will not need to manage separate budgets, purchase specific subscriptions, or pay any platform fees.”

BingePass launches with hoopla Magazines—a partnership with eMagazines that offers 50-plus popular titles, including Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, and Men’s Health—and hoopla’s The Great Courses Library Collection—more than 300 popular courses curated for libraries, covering history, philosophy, science, math, and more. hoopla states, “In early 2022, Curiosity Stream will also be added as a hoopla BingePass, which will give patrons unlimited access to countless high-quality and engaging documentaries and nonfiction series. … hoopla has plans to add many more BingePass partners throughout 2022 and beyond, significantly expanding the types of content library patrons can access.”

For more information, read the press release.

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