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August 14, 2014

3M Library Systems receives Payment Application Data Security Standard Validation. 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 announces integration with Comprise Smart Terminal for 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface. 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 unveils personalized library experience with next generation eLending app. 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 Cloud Library: over twice the satisfaction of OverDrive. 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.

March 6, 2014

3M Cloud Library adds eAudiobooks. 3M Library Systems

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.

January 22, 2014

3M Cloud Library Expands to Canada, Unveils New Automation Feature. 3M Library Systems

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.

October 9, 2013

3M Cloud Library introduces Buy and Donate program supported by Kobo. 3M Library Systems

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.

June 27, 2013

3M Cloud Library introduces new programs and features at ALA. 3M Library Systems

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.

June 25, 2013

New 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect interface brings revolutionary options to libraries and patrons. 3M Library Systems

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.

May 29, 2013

3M Cloud Library showcases new publisher portal at Book Expo America. 3M Library Systems

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.

May 23, 2013

Georgia Library System expands use of 3M Solutions. 3M Library Systems

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.

May 1, 2013

3M Cloud Library now includes titles from all Big Six Publishers. 3M Library Systems

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.

3M Cloud Library goes live with Macmillan content. 3M Library Systems

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.

April 15, 2013

3M Cloud Library enters eBook Pilot with Simon and Schuster and New York libraries. 3M Library Systems

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.

April 12, 2013

3M Cloud Library unveils better tools, more titles. 3M Library Systems

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.

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