BiblioBoard Named Best New Mobile App for Libraries
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BiblioBoard has been named the "Best New Mobile App" by the 12th Annual Charleston Advisor Reader's Choice Awards. The Charleston Advisor, a journal that publishes critical reviews of online resources for libraries, sponsors an annual series of awards for the best and worst electronic products of interest to libraries.
Created by BiblioLabs, BiblioBoard is a free iPad® app that gives users access to historical anthologies that explore places, events, people and themes from across the centuries. Within BiblioBoard, there are a variety of anthologies available for purchase for $9.99 or less which generally include 75+ pieces of unique content such as books, images, videos, audio files, articles and other historical documents, all available for the price of a single paperback.
BiblioLabs partners with cultural institutions from around the world, including the British Library and the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, to make their content universally accessible on BiblioBoard. BiblioLabs has also created a free, user-friendly authoring platform (BiblioBoard Creator) that allows libraries, museums and subject-matter experts to create multimedia anthologies from their own content or from accessing a wealth of licensed, open source and public domain materials available within BiblioLabs' core database.
In early 2013, BiblioLabs will launch BiblioBoard Institutional, a library version of BiblioBoard. Libraries across the world will be able to offer BiblioBoard as an IP authenticated product directly to their library patrons, instead of patrons personally purchasing each individual anthology. Patrons will be able to access the anthologies in BiblioBoard from the Web or any mobile device.
"We are honored that the library community has selected BiblioBoard as the Best New Mobile App," said Mitchell Davis, Chief Business Officer of BiblioLabs. "Being recognized for creating a digital ecosystem that allows libraries to make their content available to world on the iPad and the Web, reaffirms to us that there is a need to help these great institutions share their wealth of knowledge, all while providing them with a new revenue stream."
About BiblioLabs, LLC
BiblioBoard was created by BiblioLabs, LLC a hybrid software-media company that created a multimedia authoring tool which enables curators and subject matter experts to discover, enhance and create new works from the wealth of licensed, open source and public domain materials available within their core database. BiblioLabs works with leading organizations around the world to create widespread commercial access to rare and interesting materials in an innovative way. To learn more about BiblioBoard, visit www.BiblioBoard.com.
Kelly Hamilton, Director of Marketing and Communication
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