G-LBPR1146 Oakdale, Minnesota – March 14, 2018 – bibliotheca announces the North American launch of its open library solution, open+, at the 2018 PLA Conference in Philadelphia, March 20-24.
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.
"open+ has been used for over a decade in over 500 libraries across Europe to provide users with extended access and convenience. Now that the solution is available in North America, we are excited to share stories about how it is helping local libraries extend their reach and improve their service," says Matthew Bellamy, Chief Commercial Officer
bibliotheca will host a panel session, Increase Library Hours + Extend Access on March 22, 2018 at 10 AM in Room 112AB. Charles Pace, Executive Director of Gwinnett County Public Library, and Lois Langer Thompson, Library Director of Hennepin County Library will discuss their success with the open+ solution.
For those unable to attend the PLA session, a Library Journal webinar recorded earlier this month featuring Pace and Thompson, as well as Sherry Fahim, Director Digital Technology and Creation at Hamilton Public Library is available for download here. (Increase library hours and extend access with open+ by bibliotheca)
bibliotheca will be on hand in booth 511 throughout the conference to answer questions about open+ as well as showcase their host of comprehensive, award-winning solutions designed to help libraries connect, engage and evolve. Stop by to demo the full range of library solutions, including selfCheck kiosks, remoteLocker, cloudLibrary, premium gates, libraryConnect devices and flex AMH. While there, visit our interactive wall to tell us how the flexibility offered by open+ could help your staff extend library access in your community. The winning library will go home with an awesome book bike to help achieve outreach efforts.
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 3,000 libraries.