Why Libraries Worldwide are Flipping for Flipster

Library Resources | November 06, 2017

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As libraries around the world are making decisions on what digital magazine platforms to offer to their patrons, Flipster continues to increase the number of best-selling magazines that appeal to readers around the world.

According to the OCLC, there are an estimated 315,000 public libraries in the world, 73 percent of them in developing and transitioning countries. Libraries continue to transcend national and cultural boundaries and remain a critical institution for enabling and supporting an educated and literate global population.

But today, libraries are at a turning point. Now, with increased access to technology and a growing interest in providing content beyond print, the way people access and consume information has changed dramatically in the 21st century. This presents major challenges and opportunities for library systems across the world.

Going Beyond Print — Digital Magazines Are an Easy Way to Provide Digital Content
Regular visitors to libraries expect them to continue to provide the services they have provided for many years. But libraries also need to respond quickly to real changes in how people live their lives. Flipster digital magazines are an easy addition to any collection, and popular magazines such as TIME, National Geographic, Maclean’s, CHOICE, and others are a great way to get attention from new and existing library users.

Going Global — Global Content Is Making An Impact
As Flipster wraps up celebrating its third year serving libraries around the world, it also announces the release of popular titles that appeal to library users on every continent.

EBSCO is extremely pleased to offer leading Canadian titles from publishers such as TVA Publications on the Flipster platform. We understand how important it is for Canadian libraries to offer magazines such Canadian Living in both French and English. – Doug Lynch, VP of Sales for EBSCO Canada

Here’s a list of newly released, popular international titles that make great end-of-year additions to digital magazine collections and help to boost usage throughout the holiday season and into the new year.

Add new magazines from Canada’s #1 publisher, TVA Publications, which includes popular Canadian and French-language magazines such as:

  • Hockey News
  • Canadian Living
  • Coup de Pouce
  • Les Idées de ma Maison
  • Clin d'Oeil
  • 7 Jours
  • La Semaine
  • Dernière Heure
  • Échos Vedettes
  • Star Système

Consider adding must-have titles from Australia’s leading publisher, nextmedia Pty Limited, with best-selling academic, special interest and lifestyle magazines including:

  • Popular Science (Australia Edition)
  • Prevention (Australia Edition)
  • Science Illustrated (Australia Edition)
  • Golf Australia
  • Organic Gardener
  • Art Almanac
  • PC PowerPlay
  • Inside Cricket
  • Little Angel
  • Best Buys: Audio & AV

Connect your readers to their passions by offering beloved special interest and hobby magazines from the UK publisher, Immediate Media Co, which includes fun-loving titles like:

  • BBC Good Food
  • Cardmaking & Papercraft
  • Mollie Makes
  • BBC Music Magazine
  • BBC History Magazine
  • 220 Triathlon
  • BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
  • Mountain Biking UK
  • Simply Sewing
  • BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Read how one Canadian library increased circulation by offering instant access to digital magazines through Flipster.

Pickering Library's Success Story

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