Oakdale, Minnesota – Jan. 17, 2017
New selfChecks, AMH, security gates and cloudLibrary features available for demonstrations in booth
Today bibliotheca announces the addition of several new products to their portfolio, including the selfCheck™ line, electromagnetic (EM) technology and Automated Materials Handling (AMH). These new and improved products demonstrate bibliotheca’s continued leadership and commitment to library innovation. These new solutions, as well as new features for the bibliotheca cloudLibrary, will be unveiled at the ALA MidWinter conference, January 20-23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA, booth 1346.
bibliotheca’s new product solutions have been designed for libraries of all types, and offer the benefits of improved workflow, engaging experience and improved performance.
selfCheck™ 500, mid-range kiosk
The new selfCheck™ 500 offers all the essentials of self-service in an attractive, modern design. Available in both a kiosk and desktop version, the new selfCheck™ 500 combines quality engineering with the quickConnect™ interface. This allows libraries to offer an engaging self-service experience without all the extras of the premium kiosks.
New Tattle-Tape™ selfCheck and security gates
Continuing to set the benchmark for electromagnetic (EM) technology in libraries, the new Tattle-Tape™ security gate and hybrid selfCheck™ 1000 are the next generation of EM products. Along with improved design and performance for both products, the Tattle-Tape™ gates offer the ability to customize display panels. The hybrid selfCheck brings forward the trusted “V” design but now offers new options of return bins and the large, portrait screen and more.
Providing AMH solutions for almost 15 years, bibliotheca is excited to announce the new flex AMH™. This product has been redesigned from the ground-up offering a new front-end, a bulk separator that allows patrons to return multiple items at once, and improved sorting speeds. Additionally, libraries that need to move items across multiple floors or buildings can now benefit from a new transportation system that will help get items back on the shelf.
CloudLibrary™ added features to connect with digital users
Events management – Libraries can drive engagement and bring digital users into the library by displaying their events calendar inside the cloudLibrary™ apps. Now integrated with several common calendar software products, libraries can reach their digital users directly on their personal device.
Embedded library barcodes – This feature turns a mobile device into a virtual library card by having the library user’s barcode embedded in their cloudLibrary™ app. Perfect for busy students or parents, who might not remember their library card, but almost always have their phone.
New Web Reader – Now anyone with a web browser can access their cloudLibrary™ account through the yourcloudlibrary.com web page. Browse, borrow and read or listen from any device. Libraries can extend digital reading services to groups that might not have devices, such as in-library reading groups, school reading or other community outreach programs.
“We had a lot of excitement in 2016, our first year as the new bibliotheca, as we brought together two diverse product sets into a single portfolio.’ said Matthew Bellamy, Chief Commercial Officer for bibliotheca. “The news today is just the beginning of what’s to come as we strive to partner with libraries to create solutions and experiences that help them achieve their goals.”
Along with a plethora of new products and features, bibliotheca is pleased to receive the gold-level award from the Modern Library Awards for the selfCheck™ 1000, quickConnect™ interface, remoteLocker™ and the cloudLibrary™. These products will also be available to demo in the booth.
With a demonstration of our new product set, we are giving away a unique, hand-crafted gift while supplies last. Visit bibliotheca booth 1346 at the ALA MidWinter conference, January 20-23 in Atlanta, GA.