bibliotheca Brings the Best of New Product Portfolio to ALA

Streamlined range and new cloudLibrary features bring increased
benefits to libraries

OAKDALE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Committed to supporting library missions across the globe, bibliotheca
is pleased to announce a new, long-term product set. This brings
together the best of both the original bibliotheca and 3M Library
Systems, creating a more focused and efficient portfolio for customers.
The combination of resources and knowledge allows bibliotheca to provide
customers with industry-leading support, a wider selection and continued
innovation.


With a focus on self-service offerings, cloud technology and staff
efficiency solutions, librarians and patrons alike have much to look
forward to, including:

  • Expanded quickConnect™ software on all self-service products,
    designed to maximize your impact while you have their attention
    :
    This award-winning software has been significantly enhanced over the
    last eight months, and it’s unique features make it a benchmark for
    self-service products across the globe. quickConnect allows libraries
    to bridge the physical and digital worlds by linking to the
    cloudLibrary™ digital lending solution, which enables patrons to
    discover and check-out digital titles, in addition to encouraging
    discovery of new physical titles and engaging patrons with the ability
    to promote events. quickConnect is designed to help libraries evolve
    with their communities and find new ways to connect with patrons.
  • A dedicated, single-access portal to manage all bibliotheca
    solutions from the new portfolio:
    libraryConnect™ is a newly
    designed site to help librarians reduce the amount of time spent on
    chasing down necessary information and data. Remote access to
    comprehensive, real time data and status allows for easier centralized
    management of your critical equipment. This portal also provides
    access to our portfolio documentation, training and support, and user
    forums, ensuring customers can get the best out of their investment.

New for cloudLibrary:

  • Online patron registration capability removes barriers to new
    library users while driving more circ:
    Libraries who currently
    have the capability to offer online registration can now offer that
    same service directly through the cloudLibrary.
    New patrons can sign up for a library card right in the app and be
    reading in seconds.
  • Pre-publication holds to help with collection development planning: Patrons
    can now place holds on pre-pub titles, allowing collection development
    managers the ability to better plan for demand in their libraries.
  • New specific categories for Teens and Kids titles: The
    cloudLibrary will now offer additional sections specific for youth and
    young adults, which will help tailor searches and discovery. The
    bibliotheca collection development team was heavily involved in the
    work of adding new BISAC codes to better accommodate young readers.

“Our customers strive every day to meet the needs of their communities
in a fast-paced, consistently-changing world,” said Matt Tempelis,
president of bibliotheca Americas. “Our industry-leading product range
has been expanded in order to offer libraries new opportunities to
captivate and connect with their patrons. The continued integration,
innovation and expansion of our product line is a testament to our
commitment to the important work they do.”

bibliotheca will be unveiling key products from the new portfolio at the
ALA Conference in Orlando, FL., booth #1551, where attendees can learn
more and get hands on experience with the new features in our product
portfolio. Click the link for a sneak peek at our new North America product
catalog
.

Supporting the GLBT Round Table and Libraries Transform

Also at the booth will be an interactive diversity wall, which supports
the mission of Libraries Transform and the ALA’s GLBT Round Table.
Attendees are encouraged to come and add their name or their own
“because” statement on the importance of libraries supporting diversity
in their communities. This is the second year of an interactive display
around this important subject. For each post on the wall, $5 will be
donated to the GLBT Round Table

About bibliotheca
bibliotheca is dedicated to the
development of solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the
world. Their products are designed to provide a welcoming, intuitive and
seamless environment for those that use the library – wherever they
choose to use it – be that at home, on the move or within the library
itself. The company has direct operational offices in all major
continents, together with dedicated distributors who offer our solutions
across a further 70 countries. Globally, bibliotheca has over 30,000
unique libraries as part of their family, with a deployed equipment
range in excess of 10,000 individual self-service units, 6,000 security
systems and over 650 automated materials handling (sorter) systems. In
addition, their digital ‘Cloud Library’ platform features content from
over 1,000 publishers and is available through almost 3,000 libraries.

bibliotheca is financially backed by OEP Capital Advisors, L.P., an
independent private equity firm that has managed approximately $11
billion of invested capital over its 15-year history. The firm is
principally based in New York, Chicago and Frankfurt.

Contact information
For more information on this release,
please contact Jeanne Parsons, Marketing Communications, at j.parsons@bibliotheca.com
or Emily Wozniak, Karwoski & Courage Public Relations, at e.wozniak@creativepr.com.

For more general information about the company, visit www.bibliotheca.com

Contacts

bibliotheca
Jeanne Parsons
Marketing Communications
j.parsons@bibliotheca.com
or
Karwoski
& Courage Public Relations
Emily Wozniak, e.wozniak@creativepr.com

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