Emeryville, CA. Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and 3M announced today a partnership that will integrate the 3M Cloud Library into the Encore discovery platform. Innovative's Encore ES provides users with the ability to checkout or place holds on 3M Cloud Library eBooks without leaving the Encore interface. Encore includes current availability for 3M eBooks and allows users to view the status of all their 3M transactions.
The 3M Cloud Library provides local public library users with a seamless way to browse, borrow, and read fiction and non-fiction eBooks. Innovative's Encore platform presents a library's full range of resources—articles, local digital collections, books, eBooks and more—in a real-time environment built for today's Web user.
"Integration of all types of library materials on a single browse screen is becoming a requirement for today's libraries," says Product Manager Sarah Hickman-Auger. "The partnership between Innovative and 3M will provide library patrons with a simpler and more powerful discovery-to-delivery process for eBooks."
"We're pleased to continue on our mission of making the eBook discovery and checkout experience seamless for libraries and their customers," said Tom Mercer, Marketing Manager for the 3M Cloud Library, "and we are committed to creating the best in class user experience for users of the 3M Cloud Library."
Available Now! See Encore ES and 3M at ALA Annual 2013
Encore ES is now available to all libraries regardless of integrated library system or library services platform. Innovative will be presenting Encore ES and 3M Cloud Library at ALA Booth #1827 in Chicago.
About 3M Library Systems
The global leader in Library innovation for over 40 years, 3M is committed to helping libraries connect with the diverse and rapidly evolving communities they serve. The 3M Cloud Library simplifies eBook lending, giving librarians more time for what they do best—helping people. Visit 3M.com/cloud for more information, or follow us on Twitter (@3MLibrary) or Facebook (facebook.com/3MCloudLibrary).
About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative Interfaces creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative's commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.