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New Modules for Bibliotheca cloudLibrary

Smart Libraries Newsletter [August 2018]


Bibliotheca has recently introduced several new components of its cloudLibrary digital lending platform. These new modules expand the scope of cloudLibrary interfaces to also integrate services related to the library's physical collection. The new features available for the cloudLibrary mobile app include the capability to:

  • Use their mobile device to checkout items from the library without using a library-provided kiosk or visiting a service desk. In most cases, the user will need to use a library kiosk to disable the security alarm for items checked out through the app.
  • View their borrowing history of both physical and digital items through the cloudLibrary app.
  • Receive notifications and receipts related to the physical items they have borrowed.

These new features fall within bibliotheca's ongoing strategy to converge physical and digital lending in libraries. The company has developed extensive product portfolios for selfservice, sorting, and automated materials handling for physical materials and has become established as a major player in the digital lending arena through the cloudLibrary platform, which was originally developed by 3M Library Services, which bibliotheca acquired in 2016.

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Publication Year:2018
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 38 Number 08
Issue:August 2018
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: Bibliotheca
Products: cloudLibrary
Record Number:24057
Last Update:2022-12-05 14:54:00
Date Created:2019-03-05 16:07:19