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October 6, 2015

(Bibliotheca) Bibliotheca nnounced that their shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. The new Bibliotheca Group will combine the best of both worlds to help libraries captivate their communities, providing innovative library-focused solutions that connect with people at home, at the library, and on the go.

June 19, 2015

(3M Library Systems) Most book-lovers don’t care whether they get content via print, eBook or eAudio--they just want to enjoy it; and libraries want to make it easy. 3M Library Systems is always working to make the connections between print and digital collections more seamless. Now, the company is unveiling a new integration between the 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface and the 3M Cloud Library that will offer a new, easy way for patrons discover and borrow digital content.

June 3, 2015

(3M Library Systems) The QuickConnect Interface gives libraries tools to increase circulation, promote events, and enhance the user experience—all with a sleek interface that helps users do more with fewer steps. Available in more than 50 languages, including French Canadian, the interface streamlines the self-checkout process, helps libraries easily promote their events, and also drives reader discovery and circulation with a Recommended Reads feature.

May 26, 2015

(3M Library Systems) As digital offerings grow in popularity for libraries, patrons need easy-to-use tools that help them take advantage of the world of eBooks. 3M Library Systems has been leading the way in creating these tools since the launch of the 3M Cloud Library, and at Book Expo America, May 27-29 at the Javits Center in New York City, it will showcase the latest improvement to the system--a redesigned web patron that makes it simpler for users to browse their library’s 3M Cloud Library collection. For librarians, 3M added the ability to reclassify the age range for books.

April 23, 2015

(3M Library Systems) collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution and 3M, the global leader in library innovation, are pleased to announce their eagerly-anticipated partnership which will offer 3M Cloud Library subscribers the ability to load their circulation data into collectionHQ’s ebook module.

April 13, 2015

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems announced that it will expand its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System to libraries in the UK and Australia. Borrowers in these countries will benefit from 3M’s entry into the market as it boosts public libraries’ options to meet the increasing demand for digital content.

March 27, 2015

(3M Library Systems) As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure library staff are able to efficiently meet the needs of their patrons, 3M Library Systems announces the completion of full integration between the new SirsiDynix Symphony 3.5 ILS and the 3M RFID Staff Workstation.

January 27, 2015

(3M Library Systems) Libraries around the country are kicking off 2015 with a bright outlook. 3M Library Systems is poised to meet the evolving demands with new product features for the 3M Cloud Library and the SelfCheck product lines that will be previewed at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, January 30 - February 3 in Chicago, Illinois.

December 3, 2014

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems has unveiled the latest addition to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System -- eAudiobooks. Supported by the newly updated 3M Cloud Library patron app, with 500,000 downloads and counting, the eAudiobook collection currentlyincludes 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, with content from every major publisher in the audiobook space.

October 7, 2014

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems announced the addition of a new lendable eReader for its 3M Cloud Library--the NOOK GlowLight from Barnes and Noble. With this new compatibility, libraries can purchase NOOK GlowLight eReaders directly from Barnes & Noble stores for lending to patrons. The offering enables libraries to provide access to eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library catalog to patrons who do not have their own eReader, computer or smartphone.

September 23, 2014

(3M Library Systems) All libraries in Hennepin County will soon be equipped with 3M’s latest in self-checkout technology, the 3M SelfCheck System and QuickConnect Interface. This newly updated system enhances library patrons’ self-service checkout experience by offering more options and services, all with improved speed and efficiency. There will be more than 80 new SelfCheck System kiosks installed at 41 Hennepin County Library locations over the next several months, to be completed by the end of 2014.

August 14, 2014

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems sets the library industry security standard by becoming Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validated for fines and fees collection.

June 25, 2014

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems announces the integration of Comprise Technologies' Smart Terminal Payment System with the 3M SelfCheck System, providing an additional option to libraries for self-checkout services and fines and fees collection.

June 23, 2014

(3M Library Systems) 3M Library Systems will introduce a new standard for eBook and eAudiobook lending with the newest version of its popular 3M Cloud Library patron app. The new app includes innovative features allowing users to personalize how they browse for content, along with an elegant new look and feel and the most intuitive interface on the market.

April 3, 2014

(3M Library Systems) A recent 3M survey shows that libraries that use both the 3M Cloud Library and OverDrive are over twice as satisfied with the 3M Cloud Library as compared to OverDrive. The 3M Cloud Library offers outstanding ease of use for both patrons and library staff. This survey data reveals how dramatic a difference these features make in librarians' satisfaction with their eBook systems.

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