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3M Cloud Library and Innovative Interfaces Now Offer Integration of eBook Lending Service with Encore

  3M Cloud Library and Innovative Interfaces Now Offer Integration of eBook
  Lending Service with Encore

                 New Discovery Option Live and Available Now

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ST. PAUL, Minn. & EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- September 20, 2013

3M Library Systems and Innovative Interfaces have completed integration of 3M
Cloud Library eBook Lending Service into Innovative’s Encore discovery
application. This latest integration success enables library users to have a
seamless experience for 3M’s extensive pool of eBooks, along with their
library’s local print and digital collections. This new integration is live at
Westerville Public Library (OH) and is available now for all types of
libraries.

The integration allows library users to discover, place holds, and check out
eBooks entirely within the familiar Encore interface. The search results
display helpful eBook icons, availability status, and number of copies
available. The “Check out with Cloud Library” Button offers a download of the
3M Cloud Library so users can start reading in seconds. Encore’s personalized
browse screen displays all of their checked out items, whether they are eBooks
or physical titles. In addition, the screen displays when an eBook is due and
gives users the option of “returning” it when they want to rather than waiting
for the content to expire.

“The integration of 3M Cloud titles into Encore has made using the 3M Cloud
service far easier and more intuitive for our customers,” says Steven Owley,
Manager of Support Services at Westerville Public Library.

“Encore continues to be the leader in discovery by integrating the best
possible content sources and creating a user experience which goes beyond what
libraries have been able to offer before,” said Gene Shimshock, Senior Vice
President Product & Market Management at Innovative. “We are proud to continue
to build on our 3M partnership and believe that every public library will
benefit from what Encore and 3M can offer together.”

Integration between the 3M Cloud Library and a library’s ILS has proven to be
a powerful tool for increasing eBook circulation. One of the first libraries
to implement an integrated system reports that 3M Cloud Library accounts for
67 percent of its eBook circulation growth.

“This sharp trajectory of adoption and growth in eBook circulation is a great
testament to the user-friendly experience of the 3M Cloud Library,” said Tom
Mercer, 3M Digital Library Marketing Manager. “Seamless integration with a
discovery application is a vital part of helping patrons find and enjoy
eBooks, and we are excited about the new features in Encore that will keep the
process simple.”

For more information about the 3M Cloud Library eLending system, visit
3M.com/Cloud.

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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. Visitwww.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 $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 or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About Innovative Interfaces
Innovative(www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology
solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users
worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of
library automation products on the market today. The company's versatile and
market-leading solutions also include the Millennium ILS, the Encore discovery
application, Electronic Resource Management, the SkyRiver cataloging service,
and INN-Reach resource sharing. A recognized leader in library automation
software, Innovative has introduced technological advancements for over 30
years. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of
libraries in over 50 countries and has offices around the world. Keep up with
Innovative on the CEO INN-Sights blog atblog.iii.com.

Contact:

Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Emily Finley, 612-342-9732
or
Innovative Interfaces
April Mitchell, 510-655-6200
or
3M Public Relations
Connie Thompson, 651-733-8914