LEHI, UTAH (December 4, 2013) – SirsiDynix announced today that the 3M Cloud Library has been integrated with eResource Central (eRC), bringing more than 200,000 titles and hundreds of publishers to the eRC ecosystem. Libraries using eRC and the 3M Cloud Library can update their local title metadata with one click; they can also sync thousands of titles to their catalog in minutes. Library users at eRC-enabled libraries see in-catalog availability for 3M Cloud Library titles, and they can check titles out to their devices from the library catalog. Library users can access their content on their computer, iOS or Android device, or on major ereader devices.
"We're excited to welcome the 3M Cloud Library to the eRC ecosystem," said Bill Davison, SirsiDynix CEO. "Our partnership helps libraries reduce the friction their users experience when trying to download eResources, as well as the headache of managing eResources from various providers. eRC keeps all your eResource metadata in one place, and it updates your metadata to match the latest metadata from 3M Cloud Library and other providers with a single click. Your library users get the ease of in-catalog downloads and real-time, in-catalog availability on the hitlist and item detail screens."
Currently, the eRC and 3M Cloud Library integration is active at two pilot libraries: Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas and the Horry County Memorial Library System in Horry County, South Carolina. SirsiDynix will begin rolling the integration out to other eRC libraries immediately. The 3M Cloud Library is currently only available to US libraries.
"Creating more choice and flexibility for libraries is very important to us, and we're thrilled that our APIs have been used to integrate ebook and ILS services," said Tom Mercer, marketing manager, 3M Cloud Library.
Libraries interested in eRC or eRC's 3M Cloud Library integration can call their SirsiDynix sales representative or visit www.sirsidynix.com.
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable and robust, offering a complete solution out-of-the-box, and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow's libraries, today. www.sirsidynix.com
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