SimplyE - Benefits

  • Patrons use only one app instead of a different app for each e-resource provider.
  • Library staff can teach and support a single app instead of many.
  • No need for patrons to set up their Adobe ID for each e-resource provider.
  • Accessibility is central to this app's functionality.
  • What patrons read is kept private.
  • Increases libraries’ return on investment, as patrons find and read titles that had not before been discovered.
  • Libraries can now subscribe to multiple providers, knowing that their frontline staff will be supporting a single app.
  • Development of the app is library-driven with input taken continuously by a library advisory group.
  • Because of its open source roots, libraries can choose to implement the service themselves or use a hosting organization.