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Press Release: 3M Library Systems [August 5, 2010]

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Abstract: 3M Library Systems announced several new customers from across the U.S. have selected 3M library solutions to meet the demands in their local communities. Libraries located in the Midwest, Eastern and Southwestern regions of the country found 3M offerings to suit the needs to better service their patrons, including the Scottsdale Public Library in Arizona, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Henry Buhl Library at Grove City College, and the Salem-South Lyon District Library.


St. Paul, MN – August 5, 2010– 3M Library Systems announced today several new customers from across the U.S. have selected 3M library solutions to meet the demands in their local communities. Libraries located in the Midwest, Eastern and Southwestern regions of the country found 3M offerings to suit the needs to better service their patrons.

The Scottsdale Public Library in Arizona, with more that 3 million checkouts per year, has chosen 3M as its vendor for digital signage because of previous positive experience with 3M equipment and services. Because the library's patrons often ignore static signage, the library needed a dynamic and portable way to share information with their in-building visitors. The 3M Digital Signage system will be a mobile unit located at the Civic Center Branch.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts chose 3M RFID for its new location. The Detection System Model 9900, selected for its architecturally pleasing glass design that compliments the library décor, will electronically count patrons and enhance item security as the museum adds more customers. 3M RFID Tags and the Digital Library Assistant will help with inventory and increasing shelf order accuracy. Two 3M RFID Conversion Stations helped the library convert its collection with no increase in staff and in less than half the expected time.

The Henry Buhl Library at Grove City College in Pennsylvania is replacing its manual inventory control method with 3M RFID. The 3M Digital Library Assistant will reduce reliance on staff for this manual task and also considerably cut the time required to complete the inventory, which historically has taken several staff members several months to complete. After an extensive review of available RFID systems, Henry Buhl Library decision makers opted for 3M’s system for its reliability and ease of use. Conversion to RFID will be completed over the summer.

The Salem-South Lyon District Library in Michigan will convert to 3M RFID from its current RFID system to ensure tag interoperability among its co-op libraries and also to avail itself of the intuitive interface and aesthetics of the 3M SelfCheck System. The conversion process is expected to be complete in early 2011.

Appleton Public Library in Wisconsin has chosen 3M RFID for to help improve staff and patron efficiencies with a system that is easy to use, reliable for securing all media and ensuring patron privacy. In addition, the library was seeking the capability to gather inventory and statistical information in fast and efficient manner. The library serves a population of 110,000 with a circulation of nearly 1,400,000.

About 3M Library Systems

3M Library Systems is the only company that develops, designs, and manufactures cutting-edge conversion, circulation, collection management, and security solutions. Finding the technology solution that is right for our customers, 3M's promise is to deliver a long term partnership that is built to exceed their expectations. For more information about 3M Library Systems, visit http://www.3m.com/library.

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Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:August 5, 2010
Publisher:3M Library Systems
Company: 3M Library Systems
Libraries: Scottsdale Public Library
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Grove City College
Salem-South Lyon District Library.
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:14973
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2010-08-04 13:49:10