Oakdale, Minnesota – October 31, 2017. In an on-going effort to aid libraries in providing all of their patrons with the most integrated and engaging library experience possible, bibliotheca has released the new iOS and Android 3.4 cloudLibrary app. This update offers users the option to explore cloudLibrary in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Canadian French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Maori, and Romanian.
"bibliotheca is committed to helping libraries everywhere better connect with their patrons. With this new release, we are not only introducing cloudLibrary to the global market but making all of the app's features accessible to the diverse multi-lingual communities that are served by libraries here in the United States," says Tom Mercer, Director of Digital Products.
cloudLibrary provides an intuitive, easy to use platform that allows patrons to download digital content from right within their library's own system. There is no need to set up accounts with third-party vendors or visit multiple websites. The new update allows users to select the language in which they'd like the app content to be displayed.
cloudLibrary already boasts an extensive Spanish language digital collection and bibliotheca is working with publishers to expand the catalogue to include e-books and audiobooks in other languages as well. A new backend update will allow this content to be catalogued according to language and country, and provide users the opportunity to search for content in the language of their choice.
A comprehensive update to yourcloudlibrary.com will be released later this month. The site will be available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Catalan to help answer any cloudLibrary questions library users may have. Future enhancements look to extend cloudLibrary into complex character sets, such as Arabic and Chinese.
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 library customers, bibliotheca has installed and continues 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 3,000 libraries.