3M : Cloud Library eBook Lending Service to Launch at ALA Annual Conference
05/19/2011 | 04:10pm US/Eastern
3M Library Systems, a global leader in library solutions with a
40-year history of innovation and outstanding customer service
Introduction of the 3M Cloud Library eBook lending service
The 3M Cloud Library System will revolutionize how patrons discover,
borrow and read eBooks from their library. This eBook solution
includes a comprehensive subscription for both digital content and
in-library hardware, along with apps for borrowing and reading,
providing libraries with a simple and turnkey system for
participating in the digital revolution.
"This system helps libraries connect to patrons on site, at home and
on the go," says 3M Library Systems Global Business Manager Matt
Tempelis. "It's a great example of how 3M's ongoing commitment to
libraries is helping them create the 21st century
"We worked closely with librarians to develop this system, which
enabled us to create a solution that meets the needs of both
librarians and library patrons," adds 3M Library Systems Digital
Business Development Leader Tom Mercer. "The 3M Cloud Library eBook
lending service has simplified the discovery, browsing and check out
process for eBooks so that more patrons can enjoy the digital
content their library provides."
At the ALA booth, visitors can test drive the new 3M eReaders and 3M
Discovery Terminal, as well as the 3M Cloud Library App for iPad.
3M Cloud Library eBook lending provides eBooks, software and
-- Leading publishers including Random House and IPG will be
distributed via the 3M Cloud Library.
-- Additional publishing partners to be announced shortly.
-- 3M Discovery Terminals with an intuitive touch-based interface
encourage patrons to browse and check out titles from the digital
-- The 3M eBook Reader for libraries easily syncs with the content.
Patrons can read and check-out at home or on the go.
-- eBooks are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, Nooks, Androids and
3M eReaders. Patrons can browse the digital bookshelf from anywhere
or use Discovery Terminal download stations in the library.
Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
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