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3M Unveils Personalized Library Experience with Next Generation eLending App

Intuitive new app also features expanded content offerings from new publishing partners (image: BusinessWire)

Intuitive new app also features expanded content offerings from new publishing partners (image: BusinessWire)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. June 23, 2013 (Korea Bizwire)–3M Library Systems will introduce a new standard for eBook and  eAudiobook lending with the newest version of its popular 3M  Cloud Library patron app. The new app includes innovative features  allowing users to personalize how they browse for content, along with an  elegant new look and feel and the most intuitive interface on the  market. The 3M Cloud Library app will be showcased at the American  Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 26-July 1 in Las  Vegas, NV.

The new 3M Cloud Library app features a completely redesigned interface  with numerous options for patron personalization, allowing users to  browse and check-out titles more easily than ever before. Along with  improved aesthetics, 3M Cloud Library app users will have options to  sort titles into personalized categories and flag favorite types of  content. Terminology and feature descriptions have also been updated for  ease of use, all of which will be available when new app begins rolling  out in early August 2014.

“The 3M Cloud Library app still allows libraries to create custom  shelves to promote content to patrons. However, now users can  personalize which genres they browse on a regular basis allowing them to  quickly find new content they are interested in,” said Tom Mercer, 3M  Cloud Library Marketing Manager. “The combination of both library and  patron customization tools means we have the most flexible interface to  create a intuitive and elegant experience for the library user. A great  app experience creates happy patrons, which in turn means more  circulation and more users for the library.”

Along with an improved app experience, patrons continue to enjoy 3M  Cloud Library’s expanded content with the addition of eight new  publishing partners, bringing the platform’s total titles to more than  300,000 high-quality offerings. New partners include:

  • Perseus Books Group brings an expansive collection of more than  30,000 titles
  • Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, a leader in  Spanish-language publishing and distribution
  • Penguin Canada, with titles from best-selling authors including  Khaled Hosseini, Emma Straub and Jojo Moyes
  • McGraw-Hill offers a significant range of ratings, benchmarks  and analytics content
  • Encyclopædia Britannica, the leading encyclopedia publisher
  • University of Texas Press, with works in a  variety of fields including architecture, conservation and the  environment, and film and media studies
  • Editorial Egales, another top Spanish-language publisher
  • Arte Publico Press, the nation’s largest and most established  publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic  authors

“3M Cloud Library continues to secure content from publishing partners  offering the titles patrons are most excited about,” said Mercer. “This  quality-over-quantity approach helps libraries demonstrate the value of  this powerful eReading tool.”

To experience the new 3M Cloud Library app and learn more about 3M’s  most recent publishing partners, visit the 3M Library Systems booth at  the ALA’s Annual Conference at booth #753. For additional information,  visit 3M.com/us/library.

3M and Cloud Library are trademarks of 3M Company. Used  under license in Canada.

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 digital 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.

About 3M

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 $31 billion in sales, 3M  employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70  countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com  or follow @3MNews  on Twitter.

Source: 3M (via BusinessWire)

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