December 16, 2017

Mobile Platform For Libraries Provider Boopsie Acquired by Demco

Here’s a Portion of the Acquisition Announcement:

Demco, Inc., a leading library supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boopsie, the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide.

“We’re excited to add the Boopsie team and software platform to our global organization because their people, technology and user-centric approach are designed to deliver a superior experience for librarians and their patrons. Librarians want to engage more users and increase usage of digital resources and an app from Boopsie can help do both,” said Mike Grasee, Global Growth Officer of Demco. “Demco has served libraries for over 100 years, and we are pleased to help our customers innovate and reach more of their communities via a mobile platform loved and trusted by public libraries and corporations alike.”

“Demco and Boopsie are a great match—we share strong commitments to long-term relationships with the libraries we serve, and a culture that values the team members who make our mission possible.” said Tony Medrano, President of Boopsie. “Demco’s resources, relationships and reach allow Boopsie to rapidly expand in large and small public library systems, as well as help fuel Boopsie’s recent successes in the academic, corporate and law library industries. Our team is inspired to help Demco expand and serve libraries and citizens worldwide in the pursuit of lifelong learning and enrichment.”

“The needs of librarians are changing rapidly and we are dedicated to providing our customers with the most relevant products and services to meet these needs. Boopsie is an exciting enhancement to the Demco family of brands–alongside Evanced, Upstart, Edupress, and Demco Interiors. Together we can help libraries do more by integrating supplies, furniture, educational products, software solutions, mobile applications and space design,” said Nedra Sadorf, Demco President.

Tony Medrano will continue to lead Boopsie as President, with operations continuing from their offices in Sunnyvale and San Diego, CA.

The acquisition, made via Demco’s parent organization, was completed September 30.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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