For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Oliver
Reno, Nevada. March 31, 2015. Patrons of the Washoe County Library System can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
Washoe County Library System has both Flipster and hardcopy versions of magazines like Forbes, Popular Science, Climbing, Clean Eating and more so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to iPads or iPad Minis via a native app for offline reading anytime anywhere.
Flipster offers an easy, browseable reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.
“Online magazines offer library users more options when it comes to accessing the information they are looking for,” says Resources Librarian, Debi Stears. “We are always seeking out ways to be responsive to this community.”