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bibliotheca and EBSCO Announce Partnership

bibliotheca and EBSCO are pleased to announce that they have entered into a long-term partnership, whereby the vast array of digital information, currently available to libraries through EBSCO’s NoveList products, will become an intrinsic part of the bibliotheca patron-facing products.

In the brand new release of bibliotheca’s award-winning liber8:interactive™ kiosk software, available from April 2015, patrons will for the first time receive a revolutionary experience tailored specifically to them. Included within this experience will be reading recommendations provided by the NoveList platform from EBSCO.

Duncan Smith, Vice-President of NoveList for EBSCO commented, “NoveList is an important part of reader services in many of North America’s public libraries, and we are always interested in finding new ways that they and their patrons can benefit from the data we provide. This new partnership with bibliotheca is extremely exciting for us in expanding the way our content is utilized, we are looking forward to working with the bibliotheca team to help mold and enhance the products of both companies.

As part of the long-term partnership between the two companies, a number of further developments are also under consideration, which will further enhance the value that libraries receive from their Novelist Select license.

Al Coalla, President bibliotheca North America added “We are excited about announcing our first project with NoveList. liber8:interactive™ is a major step forward in patron self-service, not only for bibliotheca but for the industry as a whole. Integration of reader recommendations is extremely exciting for our customers.”

bibliotheca are pleased to confirm that new and existing customers will have the ability to move to the new release of liber8:interactive™ from April this year, subject to having an active liber8:portal subscription (previously called smartadmin) and Novelist Select license.

About bibliotheca
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.

About EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 6,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 650,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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