ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems announces the Canadian launch of the 3M
Cloud Library eBook Lending System. Highly anticipated, this
expansion makes Canada the first country outside of the U.S. to gain
access to the service. 3M Library Systems will discuss the upcoming
expansion at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, January
24-28 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Canada’s 3M Cloud Library will offer the same easy-to-use customer
interface and back-end tools, and will include content from major
publishers including Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, and
HarperCollins. In addition, the catalog includes hundreds of other
publishers, offering readers access to thousands of titles. 3M is also
currently working with House of Anansi Press, Dundern Press, ECW Press
and others to bring readers content from uniquely Canadian voices.
Also at ALA, 3M will showcase the Cloud Library’s new automated buying
tool, which allows librarians to purchase hold lists automatically and
easily manage all expiry content. This new, fully customizable tool will
help reduce the time required from library staff to manage their
“We know that libraries are looking for every possible way to help staff
members use their time most efficiently, so we’re constantly
implementing Cloud Library tools to automate work and give more time
back to librarians,” said Tom Mercer, 3M Cloud Library Marketing
Manager. “The automated buying tool is a powerful and customizable way
for each library to manage its eBook collection and free up time for
3M Library Systems will be located at booth #1025 at the ALA Midwinter
Meeting, and will also be exhibiting at the Ontario Library Association
(OLA) Super Conference Expo, January 30-31 at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre in booth #529. Along with the Cloud Library, there
will be a full range of library productivity and security products
represented at both shows, including the new 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect
Interface – a new way to reach library customers at the self-checkout.
For additional information, visit 3M.com/us/library.
About 3M Library Systems
The global leader in library innovation for more than 40 years, 3M is
committed to helping libraries connect with the diverse and rapidly
evolving communities they serve. 3M’s eBook lending, security, and
productivity solutions give librarians the flexibility to spend more
time doing what they do best – helping people. Visit www.3M.com/us/library
and follow us on Twitter (@3MLibrary) and Facebook.
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of
ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a
never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M
is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion
in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more
than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com
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