Newsletter Issue

biblioNews | January, 2018


Here's to you and a great 2018! Minitex & Bibliotheca hopes you're off to a great start this January!

Bibliotheca has a special treat to share in the start of the new year. This special Toledo TEDx Talk by Jason Kucsma, Deputy Director of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library focuses on the power of libraries and what it means to be open. They invite you to watch and encourage you to spread this message widely. There are so many heroes in the library community who make a difference everyday in the lives of their community members. They are honored to serve this wonderful industry and strive to better help you meet your goals. Libraries May Be The Answer to What Divides Us Jason Kucsma at TEDxToledo

Forsyth County: creating efficiencies for both patrons and staff
Forsyth County Public Library is one of the busiest library systems in Georgia, circulating 2.5 million items annually between its four branches. Looking for a solution that would add maximum convenience for both customers and staff, Forsyth County installed the first bibliotheca drop-and-go return solution. Click here to watch a flex AMH demonstration by Youth Specialist, Lorraine Lane. Check back next month for the full customer story.

Realm Library: implementing technology to allow for staff to focus on outreach
Realm Library in Victoria, Australia has a mission that extends beyond loaning materials. Realm partnered with bibliotheca to identify solutions that would help get their library staff out from behind the circulation desk to interact with patrons and visitors. Click here to read more about how they made their mission a reality.

2017 flex AMH installations: making a global impact
Bibliotheca is extremely proud of the flex AMH solution Bibliotheca developed to specifically handle the easy return and efficient sorting of library items. Having delivered nearly 100 systems since April 2017, the benefits of efficient materials handling have impacted library staff and users around the world. Click here to learn more about flex AMH. They have flex AMH installations in New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia, US, Canada and many European countries.

cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read! 
Bibliotheca has made it even easier for your patrons to access their favorite titles through a newly designed website with multiple lanuages and user-friendly interface. Read more about the new yourcloudlibrary.com site here

Ontario Library Association, Toronto, Canada February 1 - 2 Come to booth #205 and check out our new and upgraded technologies at this years' OLA. Click here to schedule a time to chat with us. Bibliotheca is happy to announce that there are two special sessions hosted by local libraries about various benefits of cloudLibrary by bibliotheca.

Express eBooks: Challenging the Limitations of Your eBook Collection Wednesday, January 31, location TBD 10:30 - 11:10 a.m. Click here for more information

CloudLinking: Growing your Digital Collection One Library at a TIme Thursday, February 1, location TBD 2:00 - 2:40 p.m. Click here for more information

ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO February 9 - 12 Visit us at booth #1438 to see our full portfolio of library solutions. To set up a time to chat about your library needs, click here.
 
Extend Library Access Through the Open Library Model Saturday Feb. 10, Room 106 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us along with Lois Langer Thompson of Hennepin County Library as Bibliotheca discuss the success of open libraries in North America. Click here for more information. 

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