Start-up Savvy BiblioLabs is one of three local tech enterprises, all within a three-mile radius of each other, to have been named an Inc. “500 Fastest Growing Companies” in the last year. And by fast, we’re talking 1,111 percent growth over the last three years, ranking BiblioLabs at No. 7 on Inc.’s media company list, just behind a little firm you may have heard of called Facebook at No. 6. Not bad for a start-up that began with four people working out of a small downtown apartment in 2006. Since then, it has evolved into a company of 26, including 13 software engineers, with a revenue of $17.5 million in 2011—and that’s before they even rolled out their first product, BiblioBoard, which debuted in August. Read More
BiblioBoard is a free iPad app providing access to more than 100 curated collections of “licensed, open source and public domain materials” on topics ranging from Punk Rock to The Brothers Grimm. Anthologies on English writers are the most numerous. With the app, readers can dip into any collection, most of which include more than 50 “books, images, and articles written by or about” the subject and sample up to the first seven pages of any title.
The price for each collection ranges from $9.99 to $15.99. Our reviewer, Danielle Farinacci, took a look at three of the newer collections. Read More
Andrew Roskill, CEO, BiblioLabs Discusses BiblioBoard, Future of Publishing, Local Talents, and More
Our British Library App featured on Al Jazeera English network. British Library Director of Strategic Partnerships Simon Bell shows off the App.
Expanding Effective 21st Century Access to Historical & Academic Materials; Examples, Strategies and Implications.
“Recently, Stanford University announced it would be offering its popular course Introduction to Artificial Intelligence free online. The class taught by Professors Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig registered over 67,000 people in just two weeks. The class will cover the same material and have the same level of testing as the traditional Stanford class.” Read more.