For the second year in a row, bibliotheca’s portfolio has been recognized in the gold and silver categories by the Modern Library Awards (MLAs) from LibraryWorks. With solutions ranging from self-service kiosks to eBook applications, bibliotheca is committed to the library industry, always keeping productivity and ease-of-use at the forefront of its innovations. Recognized in the gold category were: smartserve™ 400, liber8™, the 3M™ SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface, and return and sorting solutions. smartlocker™ and smartserve™ 1000 were both honored with silver awards.
“The MLAs were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format,” said Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager. “Products are batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products in their facilities were permitted to judge the products, resulting in a truly unbiased score.”
bibliotheca’s recent acquisition of 3M Library Systems has helped to bolster an already impressive product line-up, ensuring librarians have supportive and dynamic solutions throughout their libraries. In 2016, bibliotheca will continue to harmonize the company’s award-winning product offerings that both librarians and patrons rely on and enjoy using.
“What makes the MLAs particularly exciting is that they are judged by the librarians using our products, and we are thrilled to offer this robust portfolio of library solutions to our customers,” said Matt Tempelis, bibliotheca President of the Americas. “We look forward to showcasing these products at the ALA Midwinter meeting, and to continue our commitment to creating innovative and high-quality products for libraries across the globe.”
bibliotheca will be located at booth #1353 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, where meeting attendees can interact with a variety of solutions, including: smartlocker™, smartserve™, 3M™ SelfCheck QuickConnect and return and sorting solutions. Representatives will be available to discuss bibliotheca’s complete portfolio of solutions.
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About the Modern Library Awards program
Modern Library Awards (MLAs), a product-review program designed to recognize elite products in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.
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.
bibliotheca to Showcase Four Gold Products from LibraryWorks 2016 Modern Library Awards at ALA Midwinter