biblioNews | March 2019

2019 is off to a great start here at bibliotheca! We’re kicking off the year with two innovative customer stories here in the United Kingdom. We have new and exciting ways to enhance the library user experience with their smartphone via the cloudLibrary app. A dedicated group of UK libraries has experienced success with cloudLibrary and the wonderful power of cloudLink (sharing digital titles among libraries to boost digital collections). We hope you also enjoy a new customer video, sharing how extended open hours increase convenience and usage at South Gloucestershire.  We hope you enjoy this quarterly biblioNews and we see you at an upcoming conference!


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South Gloucestershire: using open+ to increase library access

South Gloucestershire’s success with its first installation of bibliotheca’s open library solution, open+, led them to deploy it at branches throughout the system. Watch this short video to learn more.


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Helping libraries share digital content without needing large budgets 

cloudLink allows libraries to share their cloudLibrary digital collections, expanding options for users while respecting budgets. Read about the first UK cloudLink group and the experiences of the seven public authorities who’ve joined together to provide better service for all users.


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cloudLibrary evolves to help physical selfCheck users

Creating a more engaging experience for your library users, cloudLibrary now offers new features that help your physical borrowers stay organised with a convenient virtual library card, interactive receipts, due date reminders, organised packing lists and the ability to sort/filter and favourite items. With a clean and modern UI, this app helps library users manage their borrowing history with ease and clarity. Click here to download the new cloudLibrary modules brochure.

With three distinct modules that libraries can mix-and-match, cloudLibrary offers bibliotheca customers a great app experience for their users. Don’t miss the animated explainer video!


cloudLibrary assist module thumbnailEvolve the library borrowing process 
Included with every selfCheck running quickConnect on a Service & Maintenance agreement, cloudLibrary assist provides interactive receipts and helpful reminders for library transactions.


cloudLibrary checkout module thumbnailMobile checkout for busy users 
Available for a small subscription fee, cloudLibrary checkout complements our selfCheck range with a mobile checkout experience that allows users to quickly borrow physical items from their own device.


cloudLibrary content module thumbnailX eBooks + eAudio that delight users
As always, cloudLibrary content offers an intuitive digital reading experience, complete with reading recommendations, making it easy for users to access and navigate digital eBooks and eAudiobooks.


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Edge Conference 2019

Our team attended the Edge Conference in Edinburgh on the 28th February – 1st March. It was great for Aidan McGuire, our Sales Consultant in Scotland and Ireland, to introduce himself to many of our customers. If you require any further details on what we demonstrated at Edge please get in touch by filling out this contact form.


Upcoming Conferences 

ELAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Annual Conference
10th – 11th April 2019, Kildare, Ireland. Aidan Mcguire, Sales Consultant for Ireland and Scotland will be attending. To read more about the event, click here.

NWUPC Conference
Thursday 18th April 2019, University of Manchester. Our Customer Account team will be attending. To read more about the event, click here.

Liber Conference
26th – 28th June 2019, Dublin. Several our team members will be attending this conference. We are excited to exhibit at Liber this summer for the first time. A number of our team will be in attendance. To read more about the event, click here.

CILIP Manchester
3rd – 4th July 2019, University of Manchester. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces at this year’s annual conference. To read more about the event, click here.


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