3M Library Systems News

Saturday Apr 19, 2014

All 63 Press Releases from 3M Library Systems

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March 6, 2014. 3M Cloud Library adds eAudiobooks. 3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, a premier provider of digital audiobook technology and delivery, the 3M Cloud Library will have an extensive collection of high quality eAudio titles. 3M will detail the new offerings at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Ind. <<more>>


January 22, 2014. 3M Cloud Library Expands to Canada, Unveils New Automation Feature. 3M Library Systems announces the Canadian launch of the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Highly anticipated, this expansion makes Canada the first country outside of the U.S. to gain access to the service. Canada’s 3M Cloud Library will offer the same easy-to-use customer interface and back-end tools, and will include content from major publishers including Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, and HarperCollins. In addition, the catalog includes hundreds of other publishers, offering readers access to thousands of titles. 3M is also currently working with House of Anansi Press, Dundern Press, ECW Press and others to bring readers content from uniquely Canadian voices. 3M has also recently released an automated buying tool, which allows librarians to purchase hold lists automatically and easily manage all expiry content. This new, fully customizable tool will help reduce the time required from library staff to manage their collections. <<more>>


October 9, 2013. 3M Cloud Library introduces Buy and Donate program supported by Kobo. 3M Library Systems is making the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System even more beneficial for participating libraries with a new “Buy and Donate” feature supported by Kobo, a global leader in eReading. The new program gives libraries the option to add a Buy and Donate button to their 3M Cloud Library website. When patrons click the button, they will be taken to the Kobo Bookstore to finalize their digital book purchases. 3M will donate a portion of sales to the library for use in purchasing additional eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library. With library budgets under constant pressure, this additional revenue stream can be a valuable way to enhance collections. <<more>>


June 27, 2013. 3M Cloud Library introduces new programs and features at ALA. 3M Library Systems is giving libraries a powerful incentive to sign up with the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System with a guaranteed satisfaction program for new customers. The terms of the program are simple: Once the new library signs up and completes the training process, 3M will purchase an opening day collection of popular titles, all of which expire within one year of purchase based on publisher terms. If at the end of the year the customer is unhappy, the titles simply expire and 3M will refund the annual platform fee. <<more>>


June 25, 2013. New 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect interface brings revolutionary options to libraries and patrons. 3M Library Systems will unveil a fresh and re-imagined interface for its 3M SelfCheck system. After developing the SelfCheck category more than 20 years ago, 3M continues its leadership with the new 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface, which gives libraries brand new tools to increase circulation, promote events, and enhance the user experience—all with a simplified interface that helps users do more with fewer steps. Through new partnership, 3M SelfCheck stations will now draw on the power of NoveList Select to give customers title recommendations from the library’s catalog based on the materials they are checking out. <<more>>


May 29, 2013. 3M Cloud Library showcases new publisher portal at Book Expo America. 3M Cloud Library will debut its new online publisher portal at Book Expo America 2013 to be held May 30 – June 1 at the Javits Center in New York City. BEA attendees will be among the first to experience the portal, which allows publishers to receive daily data updates on their eBook content sales. <<more>>


May 23, 2013. Georgia Library System expands use of 3M Solutions. Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Ga. is starting the process of expanding 3M RFID and AMH into the Royston branch, which is the third out of 12 branches in the Athens Regional Library Systems to install these 3M solutions. <<more>>


May 1, 2013. 3M Cloud Library now includes titles from all Big Six Publishers. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will add titles from Hachette Book Group to its catalog of offerings, giving readers access to books from popular authors including James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks. Hachette Book Group’s full eBook catalog will be available to libraries with no delay on new titles. The new agreement with Hachette Book Group means that 3M Cloud Library now offers content from all of the Big Six publishers. The service’s continuously growing list of publishers now numbers more than 300. <<more>>


May 1, 2013. 3M Cloud Library goes live with Macmillan content. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service announces the addition of Macmillan titles to its collection. As part of Macmillan’s e-lending pilot program, 3M is pleased to offer 1,200 titles from the Minotaur Books imprint. <<more>>


April 15, 2013. 3M Cloud Library enters eBook Pilot with Simon and Schuster and New York libraries. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will bring Simon and Schuster eBooks to readers in a new pilot program at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. The program will make all Simon and Schuster eBooks available to the library for purchase, including new titles. <<more>>


April 12, 2013. 3M Cloud Library unveils better tools, more titles. 3M Library Systems announces the launch of a new Catalog Acquisition Tool for the 3M Cloud Library, designed to give librarians more features to help manage content and to make the buying experience easier. Along with the new CAT, 3M has signed agreements with new publishers to continue building on its extensive and varied list of titles. New additions include Random House Mondadori, which will add to the service’s collection of Spanish titles, as well as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, including their strong list of children’s content. <<more>>


March 1, 2013. 3M Cloud Library goes live with Macmillan Content. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service announces the addition of Macmillan titles to its collection. As part of Macmillan’s eLending pilot program, 3M is pleased to offer 1,200 titles from the Minotaur Books imprint. <<more>>


January 17, 2013. 3M showcases latest eBook Lending innovations at ALA Midwinter Meeting. 3M Library Systems will debut several new innovations for its 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending System at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting beginning Jan. 25. Visitors to the 3M booth will be able to preview the system’s new Catalog Acquisition Tool and learn about new user-friendly features and integration capabilities that make the 3M Cloud Library the easiest platform for libraries to own and manage. <<more>>


November 8, 2012. Dakota, Washington and Ramsey County Libraries launch 3M Cloud Library System. Dakota, Washington and Ramsey County Libraries will unveil the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service today, bringing more than one million Minnesota residents access to digital content, in-library hardware, and apps for borrowing and reading eBooks. <<more>>


October 9, 2012. 3M announces support for ReadersFirst Initiative . Visitors to the 3M Library Systems booth at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 10-14 will have the chance to learn about 3M’s leadership in the library eBook market. As evidence of that leadership, 3M supports the ReadersFirst initiative, a movement to improve eBook access and services for public library users. <<more>>


October 3, 2012. 3M Cloud Library eReading App now available through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Apps storefront. The 3M Cloud Library App is available in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Apps store, making it easier for owners of NOOK tablets to borrow eBooks from local libraries. Anyone with a NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color can download the 3M Cloud Library App directly from the NOOK Apps storefront, and then transfer digital content wirelessly to their device without having to physically connect to a computer. <<more>>


October 1, 2012. 3M Cloud Library helps Penguin Group (USA) enter eBook lending market. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service is helping to bring Penguin eBooks to library patrons at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library this month. A recently launched pilot program allows the libraries to purchase and lend Penguin eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library system. In addition to the Penguin collection, the libraries will also offer additional titles from the 3M Cloud Library, which has a growing catalog of more than 200,000 titles from some 300 publishers. <<more>>


October 1, 2012. Top Stories Press Releases Press Kits Multimedia 3M in the News Contact Media Relations 3M Cloud Library Helps Penguin Group (USA) enter eBook Lending Market. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service is helping to bring Penguin eBooks to library patrons at the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library this month. A recently launched pilot program allows the libraries to purchase and lend Penguin eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library system. In addition to the Penguin collection, the libraries will also offer additional titles from the 3M Cloud Library, which has a growing catalog of more than 200,000 titles from some 300 publishers. <<more>>


September 11, 2012. Des Moines Public Library launches 3M Cloud Library System. The Des Moines Public Library is now the first in Iowa to introduce the 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service, bringing Central Library patrons access to digital content, in-library hardware, and apps for borrowing and reading eBooks. <<more>>


June 21, 2012. 3M Cloud Library Comes to Glendale and Pasadena Public Libraries. The 3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service will be introduced to patrons at the Glendale and Pasadena Public Libraries. Along with the Glendale and Pasadena Public Libraries, a number of other libraries across the country have now made the 3M Cloud Library available to patrons, including St. Paul Public Library, Minn.; Richland County Public Library, S.C.; Addison Public Library, Ill.; Douglas County Libraries, Colo.; Darien Library, Conn.; Richland County Public Library, S.C.; Mobile Public Library, Ala. and the State Library of Kansas on behalf of the Kansas Digital Library Consortium. 3M continues to seek feedback from both patrons and staff at these locations on the service’s ease of use and functionality, using their input to refine the system. <<more>>


June 12, 2012. Penguin Group (USA) launches library lending pilot program. Penguin Group (USA), The New York Public Library,and 3M today announced a pilot project that will make Penguin eBooks available to patrons of both The New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. The pilot program will begin in August and, if successful, could be rolled out across the US.Under the initial phase of the pilot, eBooks will be made available to libraries for one-year with renewable terms. Library patrons will be able to access eBooks remotely utilizing public-library compatible reading devices. Titles will be available for lending six months after initial publication. <<more>>


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Key Articles from Library Technology Guides

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Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (May 2012). Polaris delivers Full Integration with the 3M Cloud Library

Collaboration between Polaris and 3M has resulted in a full integration of e-book lending within the PowerPAC or MobilePAC patron interface of the Polaris Library Management System. This integration enables patrons of libraries using the Polaris automation systems to search and access e-books using the same interfaces offered for other library materials.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2011). 3M Library Systems Makes a Bold Step Into the Library e-book Arena

In a move that places it in direct competition with established competitors, 3M Library Systems will launch a new service called the 3M Cloud Library. 3M aims to provide libraries with an e-book lending service that's easy for library patrons to use and for libraries to manage, with a competitive collection of titles. 3M is no newcomer to the library market. The company has been involved with libraries for 40 years, initially through theft-detection products like its Tattle-Tape Strips and exit control gates and eventually through modern innovations like selfcheck stations, automated return and sorting equipment, and many products based on RFID technology. With the launch of this new set of e-book-related offerings, 3M expands its presence in libraries beyond products geared toward a library's physical collection into the realm of electronic materials


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2007). Checkpoint Systems and 3M Library Systems Converge on RFID

Two of the top competitors in the library-focused RFID and library security products arena, 3M Library Systems and Checkpoint Systems, have consolidated their efforts to produce and market products to libraries. The arrangement, announced October 29, 2007, results in melding the 3M Library Systems marketing channels with products from Checkpoint Systems. Effective the beginning of 2008, 3M Library Systems will serve as the exclusive worldwide distributor and service provider for Checkpoint’s family of products oriented toward libraries.