3M Cloud Library launches in UK and Australia
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2015--
3M Library Systems announced that it will expand its 3M Cloud Library
Digital Lending System to libraries in the U.K. and Australia. Patrons
in these countries will benefit from 3M’s entry into the market as it
boosts public libraries’ options to meet the increasing demand for
3M Library Systems announced that it will expand its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System to libraries in the U.K. and Australia. (Photo: Business Wire)
3M Cloud Library has been an industry leader in advancing technology in
the eLending market and is currently available in over 1,000 libraries
in the U.S. and Canada. Simplifying digital lending for libraries, this
system offers an end-to-end, easy to implement and manage service. Along
with comprehensive training and support tools, the Content Acquisition
Tool allows librarians to easily curate their own collection from a
catalog with several hundred thousand eBooks and eAudiobooks.
The system offers an experience that makes it easy and enjoyable for
patrons to use library digital lending services. Once they have been
issued their library unique PIN to log in to the 3M Cloud Library
service they can choose, check out and read or listen to titles in three
Use smartphones and tablets with the dedicated 3M Cloud Library apps;
Via their PCs or Macs; or,
Side-load on to their Nook, Sony or Kobo dedicated e-readers.
Patrons will also be able to browse the digital collection in libraries
themselves by using 3M’s Discovery Stations, full-sized interactive
touch-screens that enable users to select and check out eBooks or
eAudiobooks. 3M’s entry into these new markets will be supported with
dedicated sales and support resources across the U.K. and Australia.
This launch will help bring awareness and boost digital lending in these
territories at a critical time, as public libraries are realizing the
potential and the benefits of expanding digital library services. For
example, in the U.K., the recently created Leadership for Libraries task
force has already recognized digital enablement for libraries as a key
priority, and is committed to help deliver services such as wi-fi and
digital lending services across libraries nationwide.
“Libraries across the world are increasingly faced with the challenge of
how they can meet the needs of technologically-savvy patrons, who expect
digital services that ‘just work,’” said Matt Tempelis, Global Business
Leader, 3M Library Systems. “We created 3M Cloud Library to be easy for
libraries to manage and a dream for readers to use, and have seen
tremendous growth. The next frontier for us is bringing the benefits of
those services to new territories to encourage borrowers to make greater
use of libraries.”
3M Cloud Library is attending the London Book Fair from April 15-17 in
Kensington, U.K. to ensure the best of local, regional and global
content is available for all 3M Cloud Library customers. This is the
company’s fourth consecutive year of exhibiting at the show. Please
visit stand 6B109 to learn more.
For more information, visit 3M.com/us/library.
About 3M Library Systems
global leader in library innovation for more than 40 years, 3M is
committed to helping libraries connect with the diverse and rapidly
evolving communities they serve. 3M’s digital lending, security, and
productivity solutions give librarians the flexibility to spend more
time doing what they do best – helping people. Visit www.3M.com/us/library
and follow us on Twitter (@3MLibrary) and Facebook.
At 3M, we collaborate
and apply science in powerful ways to improve lives daily. With $32
billion in sales, our more than 90,000 employees connect with and serve
customers in 200 countries. Learn about 3M's creative solutions to the
world's problems at www.3M.com
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