In other library app news, ReadersFirst is happy to recognize another development in SimplyE.
A significant milestone was achieved by the Library Simplified / SimplyE community with the release of the SimplyE Circulation Manager 2.0 software. SimplyE 2.0 represents a community effort among Connecticut State Library’s eGo initiative, Minitex’s SimplyE for Consortia grant and The New York Public Library’s SimplyE team. This version packs a wallop with multitenant capability which reduces the initial setup and ongoing maintenance costs for adopters. Multi Tenant architecture allows multiple libraries to exist in a single instance of the software, making the overall service less expensive to host. This version also brings consortial ebook lending support and includes OneClickDigital integration. LIbraries can now access consortial and their owned content across vendor platforms in one easy-to-use app. It is currently being evaluated by Datalogics and soon Deloitte Digital, two systems rolling out the SimplyE service. Coupled with the SimplyE app, distributed by NYPL, the SimplyE platform is even more financially possible for libraries looking to simplify their ebook user experience and expand and enhance their ebooks services offering.
For those who are curious and would like to try out SimplyE, visit http://www.simplye.net. This site was also used to power a recent reading campaign called Subway Library, featured in The New York Times. This collaboration between New York State, the MTA and Transit Wireless gave riders access to econtent such as excerpts, short stories and books, utilizing the seamless and easy to use SimplyE web reader technology.
Congratulations to all the member libraries and commercial enterprises who came together around SimplyE Circulation Manager 2.0 and Subway Library to get more people reading more from their public library.