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June 20, 2017

(Bibliotheca) The bibliotheca booth at the ALA Annual conference will be ready to demonstrate the solutions that help libraries reach more people in their community. Along with new and innovative designs to help refresh the inside of the library, there are solutions to help offer services after hours and expand into the community. These solutions are available for demonstration at the ALA Annual conference, June 23-26, 2017 in Chicago, IL, booth 4025.

January 19, 2017

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announces the addition of several new products to their portfolio, including the selfCheck line, electromagnetic technology and Automated Materials Handling. These new and improved products demonstrate bibliothecaís continued leadership and commitment library innovation.

August 24, 2016

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced a new partnership with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, for exclusive distribution of digital language learning courses into public libraries.

August 12, 2016

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced its participation in the 2016 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress, in Columbus, Ohio, from August 14-18.

June 21, 2016

(Bibliotheca) Committed to supporting library missions across the globe, bibliotheca is pleased to announce a new, long-term product set. This brings together the best of both the original bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems, creating a more focused and efficient portfolio for customers. The combination of resources and knowledge allows bibliotheca to provide customers with industry-leading support, a wider selection and continued innovation.

May 12, 2016

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced that it has plans to expand the Cloud Library product with the inclusion of pay-per-use pricing models, allowing customers to significantly extend their collection with no up-front cost and no risk.Several great publishers are already on-board, including Blackstone Audio and Hachette Audio. Working diligently with eAudiobook partner Findaway, bibliotheca expects to offer a wide range of eAudiobooks and eBooks under the new pay-per-use model. Unlike traditional ownership-driven digital models, where the content is paid for up-front in full and then loaned to patrons over time, pay-per-use has no up-front costs at all. Instead, libraries can offer an extended range of titles, and are only charged when a title is downloaded. This new and exciting model represents the perfect way to compliment the up-front purchased collection, allowing libraries to offer a much more diverse collection of material with practically no risk.

April 1, 2016

(Bibliotheca) Committed to helping the library industry grow, Bibliotheca will be showcasing several new and innovative solutions at the PLA Conference, April 6-8 in Denver, Colorado. Adding to their wide portfolio of products are new ideas for libraries to connect with and captivate their communities.

January 6, 2016

(Bibliotheca) For the second year in a row, Bibliothecaís portfolio has been recognized in the gold and silver categories by the Modern Library Awards 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.

November 18, 2015

(Bibliotheca) The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Systemís launched a $275 million building program in 2008, which includes bringing eight new and two expanded branches to the Atlanta metro area. Each new branch is equipped with Bibliotheca self-service kiosks and automated materials handling systems, freeing up time for staff to spend more time with patrons, who love the quick and easy self-service experience.

November 16, 2015

(Civica) Civica Library Solutions announced the latest partnership with Bibliotheca to bring Cloud Library e-content to libraries across Australia and New Zealand.

November 6, 2015

(Bibliotheca) Following the previous news relating to the purchase of the assets of 3Mís Library Systems North American business, bibliotheca announced that their shareholders, One Equity Partners, concluded the purchase of the assets for the majority of 3Mís Library Systems remaining International business. OEP will now combine bibliotheca and the former 3M Library Systems business units into a single organization and will commence plans to transition all into a single bibliotheca brand. The new bibliotheca group is committed to continued investment in products and staff and will continue to expand into new regions with innovation-led products.

October 13, 2015

(Bibliotheca) Bibliotheca Group to continue to outline its vision and commitment to libraries after the recent acquisition of 3M Library Systems. The acquisition brings together the existing eBook platforms of Bibliotheca and 3M in the form of opus and Cloud Library respectively. Cloud Library will now become the primary digital product from Bibliotheca. The unique features of the opus platform will be incorporated into the Cloud Library product to create an all-encompassing digital experience for library users.

October 6, 2015

(Bibliotheca) Bibliotheca nnounced that their shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3Mís remaining global Library Systems business. The new Bibliotheca Group will combine the best of both worlds to help libraries captivate their communities, providing innovative library-focused solutions that connect with people at home, at the library, and on the go.

September 23, 2015

(Bibliotheca) Peterborough City Council Library Service and Bibliotheca have been acknowledged in the finals of the V3 Technology Awards 2015 under the Movers and Shakers category. The nomination for Customer Project of the Year is in recognition of the innovative technology partnership that transformed the library service.

(Bibliotheca) Peterborough City Council Library Service and Bibliotheca have been acknowledged in the finals of the V3 Technology Awards 2015 under the Movers and Shakers category. The nomination for Customer Project of the Year is in recognition of the innovative technology partnership that transformed the library service.

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