McLean, VA (January 6, 2011) – Boston College Libraries has released an iPhone app that leverages LogiXML’s new library data reporting technology to help students find and use library resources. The iPhone app — built using LogiXML’s newly released product, Logi Insight for Libraries — allows students to view their library record, check the availability of books that were assigned for courses, and ultimately will allow students to search the library catalogue for resources. LogiXML, one of the fastest growing business intelligence providers, developed the technology with a number of leading academic libraries including Boston College.
“This iPhone app built with LogiXML is all a part of making library resources more accessible and available to students and faculty,” said Kevin Kidd, the Manager of Libraries for Boston College. “Once we installed the LogiXML software, we realized that it was very easy to use, and this is just the beginning of where we plan on going with it. So far we’ve gotten very positive feedback from users.”
Boston College worked closely with LogiXML as part of a charter partnership to develop Logi Insight for Libraries. The solution allows libraries to track and analyze the usage of library resources that cost millions of dollars each year to maintain, and is designed to help them create budgets that reflect the priorities of their patrons. Prior to the development of Logi Insight for Libraries, most libraries have struggled to access valuable operational data which is spread out across multiple sources. The iPhone application makes part of this data available to students and faculty.
“The rapid proliferation of mobile devices means that the old, outdated practice of charging customers per user will no longer be sustainable,” said Brett Jackson, CEO of LogiXML. “A big reason why LogiXML is expanding so rapidly is that, unlike our competition, both our products and our pricing model are aligned perfectly with the way customers like Boston College need to use our products.”
LogiXML will be showcasing the new Logi Insight for Libraries solution at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter Meeting January 7th-11th in San Diego, California.
LogiXML was the first to market with next generation, web-based business intelligence software. LogiXML provides web-based dashboards, user-friendly reports, and on-demand analysis that enables both technical and non-technical users to make better decisions for their organizations.