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Boopsie Improves Library Visibility in the Mobile Space
by Brandi Scardilli
In the heart of Silicon Valley in 2006, two entrepreneurs--Greg Carpenter and Tim Kay--developed a platform for building scalable, device-agnostic mobile apps that could integrate large amounts of data. They assembled a team for their budding company, which they called Boopsie, to begin marketing their new mobile solution to public libraries. It was profitable from the start, and in 2014 increased its customer base by more than 30% over the previous year. Now Boopsie for Libraries' platform-as-a-service model is in use by more than 4,000 libraries around the world (with a 96% renewal rate).

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NISO Takes On UKSG's Transfer Code of Practice for Journals
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) will now support and maintain UKSG's Transfer Code of Practice, which provides voluntary publisher guidelines for transferring journal titles between parties so that the content remains easily accessible to librarians and readers.
CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe Introduce New STN Platform
STN, operated jointly by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe, has a new platform that delivers essential, value-added intellectual property (IP) content from CAS databases and Thomson Reuters' Derwent World Patent Index, as well as from other biomedical databases ... and full-text patent information sources from around the world.
Google Puts Medical Information Front and Center
Google announced that it is now prominently offering health information in its search results, including typical symptoms and treatments for the searched condition, whether it's contagious, and other relevant details. Some searches also return high-quality illustrations from licensed medical illustrators.
Authors Can Now View Citation Counts in Kudos
Citation counts from Thomson Reuters' Web of Science are live in Kudos' author dashboard. In addition to accessing the number of views on Kudos' site and on the publisher's site, users can see how many times their publication has been cited and link to the Web of Science, which shows a list of the citing articles.

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Five Librarian Bloggers to Follow
by Brandi Scardilli
There are so many blogs about librarianship that it would be difficult to follow them all. Everyone has his or her favorites, of course, but NewsBreaks is highlighting some you may not have heard of in the hopes you'll find it worthwhile to hear their perspectives. If you already know about these passionate authorial librarians, read on for some insight into why they started their blogs and what advice they'd give to those thinking about blogging. If these names are new to you, check out what you've been missing.
Download Our February Editorial Sampler
Want to review some articles from our library publications? Download the free February content sampler (PDF) of recent articles and an exclusive subscription offer for Computers in Libraries.

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