Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


August 17, 2023

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca welcomes the return of Matt Bellamy as President of the Americas and introduces new CFO, Craig Holmes. Bibliotheca, a global leader in library solutions, announced updates to its executive team with the return of Matt Bellamy as President of the Americas. Bellamy will officially begin his role on August 28th, marking his comeback to the Library Industry after a three-year hiatus. Additionally, Bibliotheca is delighted to introduce Craig Holmes as the new Chief Financial Officer, who will take up his responsibilities on August 21st. [Full Announcement].

July 5, 2023

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca announces Jim Hopwood as Managing Director of EMEA. Bibliotheca announced the appointment of Jim Hopwood as the new Managing Director of EMEA, effective July 3, 2023. Having held key leadership positions at both Bibliotheca and Hublet, and as an advisor to various technology businesses, Hopwood is a seasoned professional and industry expert in the library technology market with a proven track record of success. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2023

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca and NoveList announce exclusive partnership. ibliotheca and NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, are proud to announce a new exclusive agreement that makes the expertly curated recommendations from NoveList available at checkout only on Bibliotheca's self-service solutions. Bibliotheca is now the only library solutions provider to offer NoveList's read-alike recommendations at checkout. NoveList's recommendations are available on any Bibliotheca solution running quickConnect software, including the selfCheck and remoteLocker self-service solutions, as long as the customer has an active subscription to NoveList Select. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2023

Bibliotheca bibliotheca launches Smartshelf borrow to global library market. Bibliotheca announced the global release of smartShelf borrow, an integrated intelligent-shelving return and borrow solution for libraries of all sizes. smartShelf borrow combines intelligent return shelving with the power of selfCheck to allow instant recirculation of recently returned items. Library users simply place returns on the shelf and technology does the rest - identifying the items, removing them from the user's account, enabling security, and making them immediately available for borrowing through the integrated selfCheck self-service checkout solution. [Full Announcement].

June 6, 2023

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca to unveil new releases and showcase entire ecosystem at ALA 2023. Bibliotheca, a leading provider of innovative library technology, announced that it will bring its catalogue of library solutions and a host of learning experiences to the American Library Association Conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. These new releases include cloudCheck tablet*, a small, streamlined self-checkout solution that makes it easy for libraries to improve service by increasing the number of service points throughout the library; smartShelf borrow, an intelligent shelving return solution with built-in self-checkout; and the redesigned DLA inventory wand. [Full Announcement].

May 22, 2023

Bibliotheca cloudCheck Tablet: Bibliotheca's new small, streamlined self-service library solution. Bibliotheca announced the release of cloudCheck tablet, the newest addition to the Bibliotheca self-service portfolio. cloudCheck tablet is a small, flexible, plug-and-play solution designed to complement existing self-checkout solutions. The combination allows libraries to offer patrons increased choice, and increase the number of self-service checkout kiosks without increasing cost. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2023

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca announces leadership transition: Ray Hood to retire as CEO; Joe Grillo joins as new CEO. Bibliotheca, a leading provider of library technology solutions, has announced a leadership transition. Ray Hood, the current CEO, will be retiring from his position on July 1, 2023. Hood has been instrumental in guiding the company through a challenging period that included the COVID-19 pandemic and the War in Ukraine, and the company thanks him for his contributions. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2022

Bibliotheca New cloudLibrary integration: digital magazines, newspapers, comics, and streaming video in one app. Bibliotheca announced exciting new cloudLibrary integrations that make eBooks, Audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, digital comics, and streaming video available within the cloudLibray app. The new, beautifully integrated cloudLibrary app makes it easier than ever to offer patrons a seamless digital experience while controlling library costs. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2022

Bibliotheca BBC partnership brings iconic shows and kids programming to Bibliotheca. biblio+, Bibliotheca's streaming video service, announced today a partnership with the BBC that will bring thousands of hours of top British television and film to the platform for unlimited viewing by library patrons [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2022

Bibliotheca Watch your next book: Bibliotheca's new exclusive partnership brings Videobooks to public libraries. Through an exclusive partnership with the trailblazing media production company LIT Videobooks, Bibliotheca is making best-selling non-fiction books available to library patrons in a ground-breaking new video format. LIT Videobooks partners with best-selling authors and Emmy award-winning filmmakers to distill the core ideas of each book into a documentary-like video format under an hour. LIT Videobooks include interviews, live-action reenactments, animation, data visualization, and more. [Full Announcement].

March 10, 2022

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca highlights sustainability, ecosystem, and virtual library at PLA 2022. Bibliotheca is bringing a host of new experiences to this year's Public Library Association Conference in Portland, OR March 23-25. After a two-year conference hiatus, Bibliotheca is coming back better than ever with a new booth featuring the entire ecosystem of Bibliotheca products, including the brand-new remoteLocker outdoor, biblio+ unlimited streaming entertainment service, and uniFi+ a digital library information distribution platform, as well as an immersive virtual library experience that makes it easier than ever to imagine what a library can be. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2022

Bibliotheca Introducing outdoor holds pickup with integrated Library Information Distribution Platform. Bibliotheca has released the new remoteLocker outdoor solution for library holds pickup and returns. Engineered with anti-corrosion steel and wiring, the new weatherproof book lockers combine the best outdoor locker hardware with Bibliotheca's Library Information Distribution Platform, uniFi+, which allows the screen to act as a digital billboard to promote library events and services. They feature lighted weatherproof awnings, an IP54 rating, and can operate in temperatures -20F 120F, allowing libraries to provide patrons with access to library materials and communications in virtually any environment. [Full Announcement].

December 13, 2021

Bibliotheca Hearst Media magazines joins NewsStand catalogue. Bibliotheca announced that Hearst Media, one of the world's largest publishers of magazine media across all platforms, has joined its ever-growing NewsStand catalogue. cloudLibrary NewsStand, Bibliotheca's digital magazine and newspaper subscription service, now provides libraries with unlimited simultaneous access to more than 7,000 titles in over 60 languages. [Full Announcement].

November 2, 2021

Bibliotheca Integrated library communications now available globally with uniFi+ . Bibliotheca has announced that its integrated communication system, uniFi+, first released in Scandinavia in 2019, is now available to libraries worldwide. Unlike traditional digital signage, uniFi+ uniquely integrates with public PCs, Bibliotheca selfChecks, remoteLockers, and other solutions to enrich communications inside and outside the library walls. Developed specifically for libraries, uniFi+ allows content to be pushed to multiple screens across multiple branches while still allowing branches the autonomy to add specialized content for their users. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2021

Bibliotheca Biblio+, a library of entertainment at your fingertips. Bibliotheca unveiled biblio+, a new streaming service for libraries and their patrons, in a live virtual event attended by 400 librarians from all around North America.  biblio+ is turning the library streaming model on its head by offering unlimited, ad-free streaming for one affordable subscription price. [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2021

Bibliotheca Hearst Media magazines joins NewsStand catalogue. Bibliotheca announced that Hearst Media, one of the world's largest publishers of magazine media across all platforms, has joined its ever-growing NewsStand catalogue. cloudLibrary NewsStand, Bibliotheca's digital magazine and newspaper subscription service, now provides libraries with unlimited simultaneous access to more than 7,000 titles in over 60 languages. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2021

Bibliotheca ComicsPlus now available worldwide for Bibliotheca customers. Bibliotheca has announced that the ComicsPlus subscription, which offers unlimited, simultaneous access to more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga, is now available for sale to libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2021

Bibliotheca New cloudLibrary NewsStand: all-you-can-read digital magazines and newspapers for libraries. Bibliotheca announced the release of cloudLibrary NewsStand, a new digital service that brings the world's largest catalogue of magazine and newspaper titles to libraries for unlimited simultaneous use. The collection can be viewed at cloudLibrary.magzter.com, and the app downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2020

Bibliotheca bibliotheca partners with LibraryPass to Bring ComicsPlus to Public Libraries. bibliotheca and LibraryPass have announced a partnership that brings unlimited, simultaneous access to ComicPlus' entire catalogue of more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga to bibliotheca library customers. The two-pronged deal includes a distribution agreement that makes ComicsPlus immediately available to bibliotheca customers through LibraryPass' standalone app, as well as a development agreement that will make bibliotheca's cloudLibrary the first and only digital platform to fully integrate the ComicsPlus collection, providing a seamless experience for cloudLibrary users. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2020

Bibliotheca Authentix announces acquisition of Traceless Authentication Group. Authentix, the authority in authentication and information services, announced today that it has acquired the Traceless Authentication Group from Bibliotheca, Inc. a library systems solutions company serving over 30,000 libraries worldwide. MHT Partners, L.P. acted as financial advisor to Authentix in this transaction. [Full Announcement].

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