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An exciting 2011 leads to a growing 2012 for 3M Library Systems

3M Library Systems continues to innovate and drive forward with new products like the 3M Cloud Library and continues to help libraries gain productivity and efficiencies with a growing community of libraries purchasing 3M RFID and 3M Automated Materials Handling (AMH).

3M’s AMH business is rapidly growing, having sold over 100 systems in the last two years. These systems provide increased productivity and reduced materials handling for busy libraries.

Recent AMH Installations: Jacksonville, FL, Johnson County, KS, Louisville, CO, Poudre River, CO, Mesa, AZ, Howard County (ongoing installation), MD, Colleyville, TX, and many more!

Despite tough economic challenges, libraries continue to invest in 3M RFID to help improve productivity, and provide better customer service. While the industry continues to consolidate, 3M is continuing to invest in libraries. 3M is making it easier to utilize RFID by developing simple upgrade kits and also helping early RFID adopters migrate from proprietary systems to 3M’s open ISO architecture.

Recent RFID Installations: Dakota County, MN, Washington County, OR, Elgin Community College, IL, Dixie State College, UT, Kyle, TX, Denton, TX, Skokie, IL, Peninsula Library System (with more than 40 locations) CA, Vigo County, IN, Herrick, MI, Muskegon, MI, Cheshire, CT, Boyd, TN, Alabama State University, AL, Santa Clara, CA, Spring Lake, MI, Elmhurst, IL, South Lake TX, and many more!

After a hugely successful introduction of the 3M Cloud Library, 3M has launched the Cloud Library in all ten beta accounts and will be ready for sales in late first quarter. Rethinking the way library customers access e-content and making it quick and easy for patrons to read their eBooks at home, on the go, or in the library with two simple clicks is exciting! 2011 Beta accounts: St. Paul, MN, Kansas, MO, Johnson County, KS, Darien, CT, Richland County, SC, Mobile, AL, Pasadena/Glendale, CA, Douglas County, CO, Prince William County, VA, and Baltimore County, MD.

3M Library Systems is the only company that develops, designs, and manufactures cutting-edge eBook Lending, conversion, circulation, collection management, and security solutions. Finding the technology solution that is right for our customers, 3M's promise is to deliver a long term partnership that is built to exceed expectations. For more information about 3M Library Systems, visit http://www.3m.com/library or follow @3MLibrary on Twitter.

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