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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
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 libraries.org use an ILS provided by Bibliotheca.
One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems International Business.|
One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems North American business.|
One Equity Partners acquires Alturis Group.|
Bibliotheca South Korea formed through strategic partnership with former executives and employees of ECO.|
bibliotheca forms strategic partnership with MultiSystems in Brazil to sell and support Bibliotheca products in South America.|
One Equity Partners acquires Trion Library Systems AG. A manufacturer of automated material handling. Founded 1999.|
|May 1, 2011||
One Equity Partners acquires Intellident.|
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.|
3M Library Systems and Checkpoint Systems consolidate their efforts to produce and market products to libraries..|
Integrated Technology Group founded.|
Intellident acquired by LINPAC.|
Jacques and Marcel Nauer found Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG.|
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.
Smart Libraries Newsletter
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.
Smart Libraries Newsletter
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.
Smart Libraries Newsletter
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.
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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. oneequity.com/) a major firm with over $8 billion in investments. Other minority shareholders include Shai Robkin, who also owns Vernon Library Supplies.
Monday Dec 10, 2018
All 74 Press Releases from Bibliotheca
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November 9, 2018. Forward-thinking libraries meet in Hamilton, Ontario to discuss the future of library service and extending access with bibliotheca’s open+.
Last month, Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada, welcomed more than 30 library directors and management team members from 17 different Canadian library systems to participate in an open house focusing on its successful implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ library solution. Hamilton Public Library is the first Canadian library system to use the solution, which has been popular in Europe for a decade.
October 31, 2018. Ventura County Library wins multiple awards for extending access with open+ by bibliotheca.
The Ventura County Library has recently won two awards for the implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ solution. Designed to complement staffed library hours, open+ is a comprehensive system that allows libraries to provide additional unstaffed hours, making library spaces and resources more accessible to the community.
September 26, 2018. bibliotheca organizational change to enhance customer experience in the Americas.
bibliotheca announced today that Matthew Bellamy will be transitioning from his role as Chief Commercial Officer to President Americas, where he will lead the bibliotheca organization in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, as well as the Partners business for Latin and South America.
June 19, 2018. bibliotheca introduces ground-breaking upgrades for cloudLibrary at ALA 2018.
bibliotheca will be introducing three exciting new cloudLibrary modules at this summer’s ALA conference in New Orleans, June 22 – 25, 2018.
March 15, 2018. Helping libraries expand access and convenience: bibliotheca launches open+™ at PLA.
bibliotheca announces the North American launch of its open library solution, open+. 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.
October 31, 2017. bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary now available in 11 languages.
In an on-going effort to aid libraries in providing all of their patrons with the most integrated and engaging library experience possible, bibliotheca has released the new iOS and Android 3.4 cloudLibrary app. This update offers users the option to explore cloudLibrary in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Canadian French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Maori, and Romanian.
September 8, 2017. bibliotheca Sponsorship to Support GLBT Round Table.
bibliotheca hosted the Diversity Wall installation at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago in June. Visitors to the wall were encouraged to sign their name to a brightly colored brick indicating their support for diversity in our nation’s libraries. For each brick signed, bibliotheca donated five dollars to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.
August 14, 2017. bibliotheca announces rebrand as it continues to lead the way in library solutions.
bibliotheca unveiled its new brand and logo – the final chapter of its merger with 3M Library Systems.
August 8, 2017. HarperCollins Publishers audiobook catalogue now available as pay-per-use on bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary.
Effective immediately, bibliotheca has added HarperCollins to its growing list of audiobook publishers participating in cloudLibrary’s pay-per-use model. cloudLibrary launched the pay-per-use model in May of 2017. Since then, the program has been adopted by libraries world-wide, offering audiobooks from publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Blackstone, Disney, and Scholastic.
June 20, 2017. bibliotheca solutions help extend the reach of your library.
The bibliotheca booth at the ALA Annual conference will be ready to demonstrate the solutions that help libraries reach more people in their community. Along with new and innovative designs to help refresh the inside of the library, there are solutions to help offer services after hours and expand into the community. These solutions are available for demonstration at the ALA Annual conference, June 23-26, 2017 in Chicago, IL, booth 4025.