Bibliotheca News

Friday Apr 18, 2014

All 43 Press Releases from Bibliotheca

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August 7, 2013. Bibliotheca forms joint venture with MultiSystems to enter Brazilian market. Bibliotheca is extending operations into the emerging Brazilian library market. In a new joint venture with existing system integrator MultiSystems, Bibliotheca will form a new office to bring the class-leading products and services of Bibliotheca Group to the South American library market. <<more>>


June 3, 2013. Bibliotheca named as RFID supplier on £25m Fujitsu and Libraries NI project . RFID specialist Bibliotheca was selected to provide full RFID services to Libraries NI, the single public library service for Northern Ireland, as part of an overall tender won by Fujitsu to manage the service’s ICT infrastructure. <<more>>


May 17, 2013. Bibliotheca and Ecole Solutions team up to provide RFID technology to Indian library market. Adding to its growing list of global distributors, Bibliotheca announced its partnership with Ecole Solutions, India’s leading supplier of teaching and learning technology solutions to higher education institutions, in an effort to provide RFID technology solutions to libraries across India. <<more>>


April 22, 2013. Mid-Continent Public Library bridges trans-Atlantic knowledge. As part of a fact-finding mission to understand how UK and US libraries can share RFID experience and best practices, Mid-Continent Public Library CEO and Library Director Steven Potter joined Bibliotheca UK staff on a week-long journey to explore the future of the public library service. <<more>>


October 18, 2012. Beaufort County Library first US library to deploy Bibliotheca’s PC and print management system. Beaufort County Library, South Carolina, has recently installed Bibliotheca’s new PC and print management library system, alps, to increase the services offered to patrons and improve library efficiencies. <<more>>


October 16, 2012. Bibliotheca launches online customer discussion board. Leading library technology provider Bibliotheca is allowing customers around the world to communicate with each other for the first time with the introduction of Biblioforum, the company’s new online community portal. <<more>>


September 12, 2012. Isle of Wight Council deploy Bibliotheca's new shared services solution . Bibliotheca deployed its new shared services software, mycommunity, in two of the largest library sites on the Isle of Wight (UK), allowing them to extend their service offering to the local community. <<more>>


August 23, 2012. Al Coalla appointed President of Bibliotheca North America. Bibliotheca announced that, effective October 1st, Al Coalla (previously North American Sales Director) will assume the role of President of North America, responsible for operations across the Americas region. Coalla will take over the reins from Shai Robkin who, following the successful business integration, has requested to step down from his position in order to pursue interests outside of the library world. <<more>>


June 19, 2012. Bibliotheca to support open source eBook model . Bibliotheca is partnering with the library community to facilitate adoption of open source platforms for the delivery of electronic content. The company will build upon the concepts originally designed and developed by the Douglas County Libraries, CO to enable libraries, first in North America and then around the globe, to meet the many challenges that the emerging world of eBooks presents. <<more>>


June 12, 2012. Newport News Public Library System invests in RFID technology. Bibliotheca announced that it will be working with Newport News Public Library System in Virginia after being appointed to undertake a three-year installation project, fully equipping the System’s libraries with RFID technology and Automated Materials Handling solutions. <<more>>


May 29, 2012. Prestigious grammar school becomes first UK school to install Bibliotheca RFID system. Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School based in Lincolnshire, UK, became the first school to install a range of RFID and self-service products offered by Bibliotheca, leading the way for the use of this technology in the UK schooling market. <<more>>


March 5, 2012. Bibliotheca unveil single global brand for 2012. Bibliotheca, one of the leading global providers of RFID-based solutions to public, private and academic libraries, has launched its new global brand, allowing the Group to unite its entities under one central identity. The rebranding follows the merger of Bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK) and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America) in June 2011, which created one of the largest RFID library specialists in the world. This position was further enhanced in January 2012, with the acquisition of Trion Library Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Automated Materials Handling (AMH) solutions designed specifically for libraries. <<more>>


March 4, 2012. Ottawa Public Library opts for RFID. Bibliotheca announced it is working with the Ottawa Public Library to help bring RFID technology – including provision of all tags and conversion services in the year ahead, and much of the equipment for the first branch to switch to RFID – to North America’s largest bilingual (French and English) library system. OPL serves almost one million residents and provides access to a collection of more than 2.3 million items across 33 branches and two bookmobiles. <<more>>


February 1, 2012. Bibliotheca Group acquire AMH specialists Trion AG. Bibliotheca Group announced a significant addition to their product and service line-up with the acquisition of Trion Library Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Automated Materials Handling solutions designed specifically for libraries. Formed in 2011 through the merger of Bibliotheca, Intellident and ITG, the Bibliotheca Group now represents one of the leading global providers of RFID solutions to libraries. The addition of Trion technology further solidifies Bibliotheca Group’s place as the premier provider of solutions designed to improve operational efficiency and overall customer experience in libraries. Trion AG, formed in 1999, quickly rose to prominence in Europe and the Middle East as the premier supplier of AMH systems to libraries, with particular focus on quality and engineering. During the period before the creation of the Bibliotheca Group, Trion AG already had established partnerships with all Group businesses as one of their key suppliers to customers in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. <<more>>


January 16, 2012. Bibliotheca launch new global product range. With a breadth of experience from across the world following the merger of the Swiss, UK and US businesses in 2011, Bibliotheca Group announced a new global product set for 2012, which presents its customers with an unprecedented portfolio. <<more>>


January 13, 2012. Bibliotheca ITG Expands North American Sales Team . Bibliotheca ITG announces that on January 2, 2012, Dan Denault and Terry Morris have joined the North American sales team as new Account Managers. <<more>>


November 14, 2011. Bibliotheca ITG welcomes new Director of Sales. Bibliotheca ITG, the premier developer and supplier of library materials flow automation and self-service technologies in North America, announced that effective today, Al Coalla has assumed the role of Director of Sales. Most recently, Coallawas Director of Sales at EnvisionWare. <<more>>


October 17, 2011. Bibliotheca ITG announces active third quarter across North America. Bibliotheca ITG continues to expand and refine its unique portfolio of library solutions, sales continue to increase significantly. In the third quarter alone, Bibliotheca ITG signed 17 library contracts for self-checkout and implementation services. The addition of these new library sites brings the total number of new customers to nearly 60 for 2011 alone. <<more>>


August 3, 2011. Pickaway County District Public Library selects Bibliotheca ITG to provide RFID technology for its renovated library facility. Bibliotheca ITG announced that it has been selected by the Pickaway County District Public Library in Circleville, Ohio, to provide Radio Frequency Identification and Automated Materials Handling solutions for its newly re-designed library facility. <<more>>


June 22, 2011. Bibliotheca ITG grows its North American library family with new installations in 2011. Bibliotheca ITG, the premier developer and supplier of library materials flow automation and self-service technologies, continues to add to its growing family of library customer partners in the US and Canada. Working hand-in-hand with its partners, Bibliotheca ITG remains focused on building smarter libraries through intuitive software solutions and streamlined technology. <<more>>


June 7, 2011. Bibliotheca ITG Recognized with Leading Innovation Award from NCR . Integrated Technology Group, which merged in April with Bibliotheca to create Bibliotheca ITG, was the recipient of NCR’s 2011 Channel Partner Innovation Award, honoring the most innovative, assisted and self-service solutions that have been developed or deployed using NCR technology by its indirect partners over the last year. ITG was the single North American recipient of the award and one of only four awards across the globe. <<more>>


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Executives

  • Andy Chadbourne -- Director Marketing
  • Jim Hopwood -- President Europe and Chief Technical Officer
  • Simon Plankenhorn -- Chief Financial Officer
  • Gary Potts -- Chief Operating Officer of North America
  • Sven Carlson -- Director Partners
  • Al Coalla -- President and Chief Executive Officer of North America
  • Scott Hackstadt -- Senior Vice President, Technology
  • Sven Hilm -- General Manager, Nordic Region
  • Urs Jaeggli -- Director Supply Chain
  • Phillip Sykes -- Director Software
  • Beda Bacsa -- Vice President & General Manager – Switzerland
  • Thomas Ehrle -- Director AMH
  • Nazario Lapolla -- Senior Vice President & General Manager – Italy
  • Hartmut Marder -- Senior Vice President & General Manager – Germany
  • Darren Radcliffe -- UK Managing Director
  • Steve Taylor -- Senior Vice President & General Manager – France
  • Amy Thropp -- Senior Vice President, Customer Care
  • Craig Chandler -- Senior Vice President, Project Delivery
  • Jeff Carey -- Vice President, Finance
  • Darin Currie -- General Manager, Canada

Company Ownership

The Bibliotheca Group is financially backed by One Equity Partners, a division of JP Morgan Chase & Co.


Library automation systems

Bibliotheca offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

A total of 0 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Bibliotheca.


Corporate Chronology


Key Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Bibliotheca, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2012). New Management at Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca, the consolidated global company specializing in RFID products for libraries, announced a change in executive management of its North American operations. Shai Robkin will step down as President, and Al Coalla, formerly North American Sales Director will step into this position on October 1, 2012. Coalla joined Biblioteca in November 2011 and previously served as Director of Sales at EnvisionWare.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2012). Bibliotheca enters E-Book arena

Bibliotheca, the globally consolidated company built around RFID technologies, has expanded its business interests to include a new set of products based on e-books. The company has not yet provided detailed information regarding the components of its planned product and service offerings related to the management and lending of e-books, though it has outlined its general strategy.


(March 5, 2012). Bibliotheca unveil single global brand for 2012

Bibliotheca, one of the leading global providers of RFID-based solutions to public, private and academic libraries, has launched its new global brand, allowing the Group to unite its entities under one central identity. The rebranding follows the merger of Bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK) and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America) in June 2011, which created one of the largest RFID library specialists in the world. This position was further enhanced in January 2012, with the acquisition of Trion Library Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Automated Materials Handling (AMH) solutions designed specifically for libraries.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Bibliotheca Acquires Trion AG


(May 7, 2011). How is the merger between Bibliotheca and ITG different from other consolidations that the library technology market has seen?

his is a merger of equals.Neither of the two staffs is disappearing; the sales, support and development personnel of both Bibliotheca and ITG remain in place. The management team of Bibliotheca ITG is comprised of members from both Bibliotheca’s North American operation and ITG. While one of the objectives of any merger is to reduce costs, at Bibliotheca ITG, this is to be achieved by leveraging purchasing power and by eliminating redundancies in marketing, administration and finance.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2011). Global Consolidation: Three firms Join to gain Global RFID Synergies

Over the course of the last few months, a series of business transactions have consolidated a group of companies in different international regions into a single corporate structure focused on providing RFID and related products. Each of these companies brings a different set of assets and strengths to a broader organization to constitute a new company with a worldwide impact on the library RFID industry. The transactions span Europe and North America, and involve a variety of incumbent companies including Bibliotheca RFID Systems (based in Switzerland), Integrated Technology Group (North America), and Intellident (United Kingdom and France). The business transactions result in three operational companies in different geographical regions that comprise a new virtual company bound together under unified ownership and executive management. The transactions bring all of the companies under a single global holding company called Library Solutions BV, incorporated in The Netherlands. Library Solutions BV is majority owned by One Equity Partners , a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co, (http://www. oneequity.com/) a major firm with over $8 billion in investments. Other minority shareholders include Shai Robkin, who also owns Vernon Library Supplies.