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3169 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite 200
Norcross, Georgia 30071
United States
Toll free: 877.207.3127
Phone: 678-336-7980
Fax: 877.207.3129
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  • Andy Chadbourne -- Director Marketing
  • Jim Hopwood -- President Europe and Chief Technical Officer
  • Simon Plankenhorn -- Chief Financial Officer
  • Gary Potts -- Chief Operating Officer of North America
  • Sven Carlson -- Director Partners
  • Al Coalla -- President and Chief Executive Officer of North America
  • Scott Hackstadt -- Senior Vice President, Technology
  • Sven Hilm -- General Manager, Nordic Region
  • Urs Jaeggli -- Director Supply Chain
  • Phillip Sykes -- Director Software
  • Beda Bacsa -- Vice President & General Manager – Switzerland
  • Thomas Ehrle -- Director AMH
  • Nazario Lapolla -- Senior Vice President & General Manager – Italy
  • Hartmut Marder -- Senior Vice President & General Manager – Germany
  • Darren Radcliffe -- UK Managing Director
  • Steve Taylor -- Senior Vice President & General Manager – France
  • Amy Thropp -- Senior Vice President, Customer Care
  • Craig Chandler -- Senior Vice President, Project Delivery
  • Jeff Carey -- Vice President, Finance
  • Darin Currie -- General Manager, Canada

Company Ownership

The Bibliotheca Group is financially backed by One Equity Partners, a division of JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Library automation systems

Bibliotheca offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

A total of 0 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by Bibliotheca.

Corporate Chronology

Nov 2015   One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems International Business.
Oct 2015   One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems North American business.
Jan 2015   One Equity Partners acquires Alturis Group.
Nov 2014   Bibliotheca South Korea formed through strategic partnership with former executives and employees of ECO.
Jul 2013   bibliotheca forms strategic partnership with MultiSystems in Brazil to sell and support Bibliotheca products in South America.
Feb 2012   One Equity Partners acquires Trion Library Systems AG. A manufacturer of automated material handling. Founded 1999.
May 1, 2011   One Equity Partners acquires Intellident.
Apr 2011   One Equity Partners acquires Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems.
Mar 5, 2011   One Equity partners acquires the assets of Integrated Technology Group from Shai Robkin.
Dec 31, 2010   Intellident acquired from LINPAC by Chamonix Private Equity.
Sep 2007   3M Library Systems and Checkpoint Systems consolidate their efforts to produce and market products to libraries..
2004   Integrated Technology Group founded.
2003   Intellident acquired by LINPAC.
2002   Jacques and Marcel Nauer found Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG.
1997   Lucatron begins technical development of an RFID.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Bibliotheca, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2012). New Management at Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca, the consolidated global company specializing in RFID products for libraries, announced a change in executive management of its North American operations. Shai Robkin will step down as President, and Al Coalla, formerly North American Sales Director will step into this position on October 1, 2012. Coalla joined Biblioteca in November 2011 and previously served as Director of Sales at EnvisionWare.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2012). Bibliotheca enters E-Book arena

Bibliotheca, the globally consolidated company built around RFID technologies, has expanded its business interests to include a new set of products based on e-books. The company has not yet provided detailed information regarding the components of its planned product and service offerings related to the management and lending of e-books, though it has outlined its general strategy.

(March 5, 2012). Bibliotheca unveil single global brand for 2012

Bibliotheca, one of the leading global providers of RFID-based solutions to public, private and academic libraries, has launched its new global brand, allowing the Group to unite its entities under one central identity. The rebranding follows the merger of Bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK) and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America) in June 2011, which created one of the largest RFID library specialists in the world. This position was further enhanced in January 2012, with the acquisition of Trion Library Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Automated Materials Handling (AMH) solutions designed specifically for libraries.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Bibliotheca Acquires Trion AG

(May 7, 2011). How is the merger between Bibliotheca and ITG different from other consolidations that the library technology market has seen?

his is a merger of equals.Neither of the two staffs is disappearing; the sales, support and development personnel of both Bibliotheca and ITG remain in place. The management team of Bibliotheca ITG is comprised of members from both Bibliotheca’s North American operation and ITG. While one of the objectives of any merger is to reduce costs, at Bibliotheca ITG, this is to be achieved by leveraging purchasing power and by eliminating redundancies in marketing, administration and finance.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2011). Global Consolidation: Three firms Join to gain Global RFID Synergies

Over the course of the last few months, a series of business transactions have consolidated a group of companies in different international regions into a single corporate structure focused on providing RFID and related products. Each of these companies brings a different set of assets and strengths to a broader organization to constitute a new company with a worldwide impact on the library RFID industry. The transactions span Europe and North America, and involve a variety of incumbent companies including Bibliotheca RFID Systems (based in Switzerland), Integrated Technology Group (North America), and Intellident (United Kingdom and France). The business transactions result in three operational companies in different geographical regions that comprise a new virtual company bound together under unified ownership and executive management. The transactions bring all of the companies under a single global holding company called Library Solutions BV, incorporated in The Netherlands. Library Solutions BV is majority owned by One Equity Partners , a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co, (http://www. a major firm with over $8 billion in investments. Other minority shareholders include Shai Robkin, who also owns Vernon Library Supplies.

Bibliotheca News

Saturday Apr 29, 2017

All 60 Press Releases from Bibliotheca

10 most recent items:

January 19, 2017. bibliotheca unveils largest new product launch at ALA MidWinter. 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. <<more>>

August 24, 2016. bibliotheca partners with Living Language as the exclusive distributor of digital subscriptions for public libraries. 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. <<more>>

August 12, 2016. Bibliotheca products from new portfolio at IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 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. <<more>>

June 21, 2016. bibliotheca brings the best of new product portfolio to ALA. 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. <<more>>

May 12, 2016. bibliotheca announces plans for Pay-Per-Use eAudiobooks and eBooks within Cloud Library. bibliotheca announced that it has plans to expand the Cloud Library product with the inclusion of pay-per-use pricing models, allowing customers to significantly extend their collection with no up-front cost and no risk.Several great publishers are already on-board, including Blackstone Audio and Hachette Audio. Working diligently with eAudiobook partner Findaway, bibliotheca expects to offer a wide range of eAudiobooks and eBooks under the new pay-per-use model. Unlike traditional ownership-driven digital models, where the content is paid for up-front in full and then loaned to patrons over time, pay-per-use has no up-front costs at all. Instead, libraries can offer an extended range of titles, and are only charged when a title is downloaded. This new and exciting model represents the perfect way to compliment the up-front purchased collection, allowing libraries to offer a much more diverse collection of material with practically no risk. <<more>>

April 1, 2016. Bibliotheca showcases dynamic new solutions at PLA 2016 conference. 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. <<more>>

January 6, 2016. Bibliotheca to Showcase Four Gold Products from LibraryWorks 2016 Modern Library Awards at ALA Midwinter. For the second year in a row, Bibliotheca’s portfolio has been recognized in the gold and silver categories by the Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. With solutions ranging from self-service kiosks to eBook applications, Bibliotheca is committed to the library industry, always keeping productivity and ease-of-use at the forefront of its innovations. Recognized in the gold category were: smartserve 400, liber8, the 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface, and return and sorting solutions. smartlocker and smartserve 1000 were both honored with silver awards. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System opens new branches with Bibliotheca technology. The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s launched a $275 million building program in 2008, which includes bringing eight new and two expanded branches to the Atlanta metro area. Each new branch is equipped with Bibliotheca self-service kiosks and automated materials handling systems, freeing up time for staff to spend more time with patrons, who love the quick and easy self-service experience. <<more>>

November 6, 2015. bibliotheca continues international expansion. Following the previous news relating to the purchase of the assets of 3M’s Library Systems North American business, bibliotheca announced that their shareholders, One Equity Partners, concluded the purchase of the assets for the majority of 3M’s Library Systems remaining International business. OEP will now combine bibliotheca and the former 3M Library Systems business units into a single organization and will commence plans to transition all into a single bibliotheca brand. The new bibliotheca group is committed to continued investment in products and staff and will continue to expand into new regions with innovation-led products. <<more>>

October 13, 2015. Bibliotheca committed to growing Cloud Library. Bibliotheca Group to continue to outline its vision and commitment to libraries after the recent acquisition of 3M Library Systems. The acquisition brings together the existing eBook platforms of Bibliotheca and 3M in the form of opus and Cloud Library respectively. Cloud Library will now become the primary digital product from Bibliotheca. The unique features of the opus platform will be incorporated into the Cloud Library product to create an all-encompassing digital experience for library users. <<more>>