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November 9, 2018

(Bibliotheca) Last month, Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada, welcomed more than 30 library directors and management team members from 17 different Canadian library systems to participate in an open house focusing on its successful implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ library solution. Hamilton Public Library is the first Canadian library system to use the solution, which has been popular in Europe for a decade.

October 31, 2018

(Bibliotheca) The Ventura County Library has recently won two awards for the implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ solution. Designed to complement staffed library hours, open+ is a comprehensive system that allows libraries to provide additional unstaffed hours, making library spaces and resources more accessible to the community.

September 26, 2018

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced today that Matthew Bellamy will be transitioning from his role as Chief Commercial Officer to President Americas, where he will lead the bibliotheca organization in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, as well as the Partners business for Latin and South America.

June 19, 2018

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca will be introducing three exciting new cloudLibrary modules at this summer’s ALA conference in New Orleans, June 22 – 25, 2018.

March 15, 2018

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announces the North American launch of its open library solution, open+. open+ is a comprehensive solution that provides more convenient access for users, more flexibility for library staff and more opportunities for libraries to make an impact within their communities. Using the open+ solution, libraries can control building access, security, and automation through one efficient central management hub. Seamlessly integrating with existing ILS and library solutions, open+ allows libraries to easily configure open hours, monitor library activity, control audio announcements and more.

October 31, 2017

(Bibliotheca) 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.

September 8, 2017

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca hosted the Diversity Wall installation at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June. Visitors to the wall were encouraged to sign their name to a brightly colored brick indicating their support for diversity in our nation’s libraries. For each brick signed, bibliotheca donated five dollars to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

August 14, 2017

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems.

August 8, 2017

(Bibliotheca) Effective immediately, bibliotheca has added HarperCollins to its growing list of audiobook publishers participating in cloudLibrary’s pay-per-use model. cloudLibrary launched the pay-per-use model in May of 2017. Since then, the program has been adopted by libraries world-wide, offering audiobooks from publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Blackstone, Disney, and Scholastic.

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 bibliotheca’s 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.

July 4, 2016

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca A/S, a joint venture between bibliotheca Group and Axiell Group, is confirmed the acquisition of Danish technology experts, and creators of one of Europe’s leading open library solutions, Cordura A/S. This acquisition further strengthens the library offering of the Group and adds significant experience and value to the global R&D team.

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.

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