Oakdale, Minn. – Mar. 30, 2016 – Committed to helping the library industry grow, Bibliotheca will be showcasing several new and innovative solutions at the PLA Conference, April 6-8 in Denver, Colorado. Adding to their wide portfolio of products are new ideas for libraries to connect with and captivate their communities.
These new solutions are the direct results of the combined efforts of Bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems, bringing the best of both worlds to the library market.
"We've been working to expand our portfolio of innovative offerings for libraries," said Matt Tempelis, President of the Americas, Bibliotheca. "We are thrilled to be showcasing several new dynamic products and concepts at the PLA Conference, which are a direct result of bringing the best minds in the industry together."
A new suite of EMV-compliant credit card payment systems are now available and include products from new partnerships with EnvisionWare and Heartland. The offering of multiple enhanced solutions allows libraries to find products that best meet their needs. Additionally, these offerings have been vetted by Coalfire, a PCI-authorized assessor, as fully compliant when implemented correctly. All solutions will be on display at the Bibliotheca booth during the conference, and sales specialists will be available for questions.
Additionally, Bibliotheca continues to invest in the Cloud Library system, which brings innovation to the digital lending market. With the announcement of the new Chromebook app, Cloud Library provides an easy-to-use option for libraries that collaborate with local schools to provide digital content. The new Chromebook app allows access to the same great features users have become accustomed to on the iOS and Android apps, including customizable shelves and the ability to save favorites.
A new digital outreach concept for the Cloud Library will also be unveiled at the PLA Conference. The new concept is based on the Discovery Station, which promotes digital collections to library patrons. This solution provides a secure, low profile option that is ideal for a community location outside the library. Show attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth to interact with the new technology and provide feedback.
Bibliotheca will be located at booths #1424 and #1223 at the PLA 2016 Conference in Denver, Colorado. Other products, including the SmartLocker and Digital Library Assistant, will be featured at the booth, where meeting attendees can interact and learn more. Representatives will be available to discuss Bibliotheca's complete portfolio of solutions.
bibliotheca is dedicated to the development of solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world. Our 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. We have direct operational offices in all major continents, together with dedicated distributors who offer our solutions across a further 70 countries. We are proud to have over 30,000 unique libraries as part of our family, with a deployed equipment range in excess of 10,000 individual self-service units, 6,000 security systems and over 650 automated materials handling (sorter) systems. In addition, our digital platform features content from over 1,000 publishers and is available through almost 3,000 libraries.
bibliotheca is financially backed by One Equity Partners VI, L.P.