3M Cloud Library Expands to Canada, Unveils New Automation Feature

  3M Cloud Library Expands to Canada, Unveils New Automation Feature

         Canadian libraries gain access to thousands of eBook titles

ALA Midwinter 2014

Business Wire

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- January 22, 2014

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 collections.

“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 other tasks.”

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. 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.

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Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Emily Finley, 612-342-9732
3M Public Relations
Connie Thompson, 651-733-8914
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