“Driving Circulation Through the 3M Cloud Library,” which shows how adding the 3M Cloud Library grows your digital circulation faster than with a single platform; and
“3M’s Innovative Model for Consortium: CloudLink” a system designed to help drive circulation with title sharing across a consortium. The first consortium to implement this system saw eBook check-outs increase 67 percent during its first quarter, while holds decreased by 25 percent.
Another improvement to the Cloud Library is the recent expansion of automated buying tools, which allow librarians to purchase hold lists automatically and easily manage all expiry content. This fully customizable tool helps reduce the time required from library staff to manage their collections.
“We continue to listen to the needs of public libraries and focus our development efforts to create the best platform for Public Libraries and their customers,” said Tom Mercer, Marketing Manager, 3M Cloud Library.
Also at PLA, the 3M SelfCheck QuickConnect Interface will show a new way to reach library customers at the self-checkout, where libraries could create hundreds of thousands more reading recommendations to their customers every year.* PLA visitors who attend a demo of the new interface will receive a complimentary Random House title, with a choice of “The Accident” by Chris Pavone or “The Weight of Blood” by Laura McHugh.
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*Numbers vary based on circulations, self-checkout usage and programmed number of recommendations.
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