Committed to supporting library missions across the globe, bibliotheca is pleased to announce a new streamlined product portfolio, together with the introduction of a harmonised naming convention. This portfolio brings together the best of both the original bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems, creating a more focused and advanced portfolio for customers. The combination of resources and knowledge allows bibliotheca to provide customers with industry-leading support, reliable product selection and continued innovation. Focused on delivering the ultimate self-service experience, digital integration and efficient staff solutions; librarians and users alike have much to look forward to in this newly combined product line-up.
With significant enhancements over the last eight months, quickConnect™ sets the benchmark for self-service experiences and will now power all bibliotheca self-service solutions. When linked with cloudLibrary™, quickConnect™ empowers libraries to transform physical and digital collections, allowing users to discover and borrow digital eBooks and eAudiobooks from any selfCheck™ kiosk within the library. Increasing discovery of new physical titles through reading recommendations, quickConnect™ increases the visibility and circulation of your collection while engaging users to come back to the library for more great reads. With patron promotions libraries can additionally promote events in a revolutionary new way, taking advantage of the user’s attention when and where they have it. quickConnect™ is designed to help libraries evolve with their communities and find new ways to connect with patrons.
Our customers strive every day to meet the needs of their communities in a fast-paced, constantly-changing world. bibliotheca is dedicated to expanding and evolving our solutions to help libraries better connect with their users. The continued integration, innovation and expansion of cloudLibrary™ now brings the exciting patron registration capability to libraries, enabling them to quickly and easily gain new users who may not have set foot in the physical library.
Linking our products together is libraryConnect™, the dedicated portal for bibliotheca customers to easily manage a range of equipment, access self-help documentation and guides and connect with other library users. This powerful cloud-based gateway is easily configured across all of libraries, allowing users to remotely access comprehensive statistics and status updates from selfCheck™, AMH and security detection hardware. The powerful device configuration section of libraryConnect™ alleviates hours of staff time trying to access multiple pieces of hardware in many different locations. Dedicated to craft unique library experiences, we have created one place for libraries to turn when they need answers, resources, tools and more!
Matt Bellamy, Chief Commercial Officer of bibliotheca commented “The news today is significant for bibliotheca and its customers as we are announcing a portfolio which is unmatched in the industry. This product set will help libraries of all shapes and sizes around the world deliver unique library experiences, and extend access to libraries and their services. We’ve taken our years of experience in delivering library solutions to develop a completely connected eco-system of products. We are confident that libraries and their customers will enjoy this new experience.”
Jim Hopwood, Chief Technology Officer of bibliotheca added “This new product line-up not only represents the best in library automation technology but, perhaps most importantly, shows our commitment to a unified software platform that fully integrates our selfCheck™ solutions with our digital cloudLibrary™ eBook and eAudiobook platform. This streamlined approach gives us the best ability to focus our development efforts and provide a portfolio of products that can continue to grow and evolve with our customers.”
The new range will be showcased globally from the end of June 2016. For further information, visit us at www.bibliotheca.com
bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help libraries connect with users in unique ways and provide engaging experiences, allowing them to continually evolve their library services for the changing needs of their communities. 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.
With over 30,000 libraries as part of their family, they have installed and continue to support more than 10,000 self-service units, 6,000 security systems and over 650 Automated Materials Handling (sorter) systems. In addition, the cloudLibrary™ digital platform powers eBook and eAudiobook lending at a further 3,000 libraries.