Feature Set and Key Library Function APIs
Our aim is to form a greater parity between digital and physical library spaces, with comparable feature sets of search, help placing requests, checkouts, and managing accounts, in only a few taps. This allows libraries to meet the mobile challenge and better compete in the war of convenience for users. Our end product further emphasizes user experience and customer service as key principles in library culture. At its core, Queens Virtual Library provides more convenience for patrons engaged in essential library functions and information literacy.
Queens Library continues to exercise comprehensive formulating, gathering, and testing of API standards for library operations. Guided by team input, customer feedback, and active partnerships with best-of-breed industry vendors, we adopt custom code and fresh technology to improve our data schemas and workflow structures. This course of action results in an enhanced understanding of how to run a modern library, bridging organizational capability and patron desires with deliverable solutions.
Learn about our API standardization efforts with our eContent and library partners.
Above is a video of the latest release of our Queens Library mobile application. It’s a short walk-through of what users can expect when they download our mobile application from the iTunes store or Google Play store. Also check out the following demo for a sense of our tablet experience that patrons currently enjoy through our Queens Library tablet loaning program in New York.