Welcome from the Chief
Hello Springshare fans,
Welcome to another edition of Springy News! Anna and her team put together another winner, I think this is our best newsletter yet – it is simply awesome while the other two were just great. ;)
The theme for our October newsletter is “mobile”! As a premier provider of useful (and cool) web apps for libraries we want to make sure we got your mobile needs covered as well. We released the mobile version of LibGuides, and the reviews have been uniformly great. We did not dive head first into mobile to get something out quickly – instead we carefully designed the mobile version from the ground up and it seems everybody loves it, which is music to our ears.
In fact, we are really excited that you are excited about LibGuides mobile, as this means everybody is going to love our upcoming mobile website builder tool! Creating mobile websites will be as easy and as fun as creating guides. We are putting the finishing touches on this new tool/module and will release it by year-end. The LibAnswers mobile interface is just about done and will be out by the end of the month.
The Newsletter also features an informative interview with the librarians at Johnson & Wales University Rhode Island Campus. They are doing some wonderful things with the LibAnswers SMS Module, and as a result their SMS Reference service is racking up huge usage numbers. No wonder Rosie (Dean of University Libraries) and her team are also known as the rock stars on campus!
Great job Rosie, keep it up. :)
Going forward, each edition of the newsletter will feature an interview with an existing Springshare customer who will share their advice, and tips and tricks from the field about how they are making a real difference in their community by using Springshare tools and apps.
(Note from Anna: If you're doing something super cool with your Springshare products or have an awesome success story, go to the Great Ideas page and share your story with us! You could be featured in a future Springy News...)
Enjoy the newsletter and, as always, let us know what you think – firstname.lastname@example.org.