3M to Debut New Digital Library Platform This Week

Attendees are just about to depart for the ALA conference in New Orleans this week, and there’s a major announcement waiting for them. 3M plans to unveil the 3M Cloud Library at the ALA Annual Conference, which starts on June 23.

3m will be demoing the new system in its booth, and it plans to offer sneak peaks of the new hardware like the Discovery terminals and the 3M eReaders. 3M is also pleased to announce that it has added HarperCollins and Sourcebooks to its growing list of partners. This now makes 4 publishers announced so far, including IPG and Random House. More partners could be announced later this week.

The new digital library will go into beta testing this summer, and 3M has revealed the names of some of the libraries, including Saint Paul Public Library (MN), Bergen County Cooperative Library System (NJ), Maricopa County Library District (AZ), Douglas County Libraries (CO), Darien Library (CT), Richland County Public Library (SC), and the State Library of Kansas on behalf of the Kansas Digital Library Consortium.

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