Oakdale, Minn. - Jan. 18, 2017 - Today bibliotheca announces the addition of several new products to their portfolio, including the selfCheck line, electromagnetic (EM) technology and Automated Materials Handling (AMH). These new and improved products demonstrate bibliotheca's continued leadership and commitment library innovation. These new solutions, as well as new features for the bibliotheca cloudLibrary will be unveiled at the ALA MidWinter meeting, January 20-23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA, booth 1346.
bibliotheca's new product solutions have been designed for libraries of all types, and offer the benefits of improved workflow, engaging experience and improved performance.
selfCheck 500, mid-range kiosk
The new selfCheck 500 offers all the essentials of self-service in an attractive, modern design. Available in both a kiosk and desktop version, the new selfCheck 500 combines quality engineering with the quickConnect interface. This allows libraries to offer an engaging self-service experience without all the extras of the premium kiosks.
New Tattle-Tape selfCheck and security gates
Continuing to set the benchmark for electromagnetic (EM) technology in libraries, the new Tattle-Tape security gate and hybrid selfCheck 1000 are the next generation of EM products. Along with improved design and performance for both products, the Tattle-Tape gates offer the ability to customize display panels. The hybrid selfCheck brings forward the trusted "V" design but now offers new options of return bins and the large, portrait screen and more.
Providing AMH solutions for almost 15 years, bibliotheca is excited to announce the new flex AMH. This product has been redesigned from the ground-up offering a new front-end, a bulk separator that allows patrons to return multiple items at once, and improved sorting speeds. Additionally, libraries that need to move items across multiple floors or buildings can now benefit from a new transportation system that will help get items back on the shelf.
CloudLibrary added features to connect with digitial users
- Events management - Libraries can drive engagement and bring digital users into the library by displaying their events calendar inside the cloudLibrary apps. Now integrated with several common calendar software products, libraries can reach their digitial users directly on their personal device.
- Embedded library barcodes – This feature turns a mobile device into a virtual library card by having the library user's barcode embedded in their cloudLibrary app. Perfect for busy students or parents, who might not remember their library card, but almost always have their phone.
- New Web Reader – Now anyone with a web browser can access their cloudLibrary account through the yourcloudlibrary.com web page. Browse, borrow and read or listen from any device. Libraries can extend digital reading services to groups that might not have devices, such as in-library reading groups, school reading or other community outreach programs.
"We had a lot of excitement in 2016, our first year as the new bibliotheca, as we brought together two diverse product sets into a single portfolio," said Matthew Bellamy, Chief Commercial Officer for bibliotheca. "The news today is just the beginning of what's to come as we strive to partner with libraries to create solutions and experiences that help them achieve their goals."
Along with a plethora of new products and features, bibliotheca is pleased to receive the gold-level award from the Modern Library Awards for the selfCheck 1000, quickConnect interface, remoteLocker and the cloudLibrary. These products will also be available to demo in the booth.
With a demonstration of our new product set, we are giving away a unique, hand-crafted gift while supplies last. Visit bibliotheca booth 1346 at the ALA MidWinter meeting, January 20-23 in Atlanta, GA.
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 libraries as part of their family, they have installed and continue 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 a further 3,000 libraries.