Library Improves Login Process with the 3M Cloud-ID

Library Improves Login Process with the 3M Cloud-ID

Visitors to the library want to have a smooth login process and the 3M Cloud-ID has been designed to do so.

Launched by 3M Cloud Library, the 3M Cloud-ID leverages a patron’s existing library barcode and PIN to authenticate the patron and allows checkout of eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library.

This is completely different from services offered by existing eLending providers that use a separate third party ID/PIN for authentication of library patrons. These traditional process, notes 3M is the cause of about 43 percent failure rate experienced by patrons who are checking out an electronic title for the first time.

3M claims this problem is effectively addressed by 3M Cloud-ID that leverages the credentials a patron already has from the library and allows them to easily navigate the system.

On most occasions users can navigate the system with minimal to no assistance from library staff.

“3M continues to blaze the trail in improving the library patron’s experience,” said Tom Mercer, digital business development leader, 3M Library Systems. “By leaving secondary authentication behind, 3M Cloud-ID allows patrons to quickly and easily download lendable materials.”

The 3M Cloud Library boasts a growing catalog of material and has inked several publishing deals with established names such as ABC-CLIO, Baker Publishing Group and John Wiley & Sons.

This Library offers more than 100,000 titles and has also added four new beta sites in recent months. The Cloud Library eBook lending service includes 3M Discovery Terminals, which let patrons at the library browse the content catalog on electronic kiosks.

Moreover, the Library uses 3M eReaders tablets that can be checked out from the library like any other lendable materials.

3M’s system, which includes both digital content and in-library hardware will be showcased at the upcoming Library Journal and School Library Journal eBook Summit on Oct. 12.

3M is excited to participate in this summit to share more about these latest updates with the library community,” said Matt Tempelis, global business manager, 3M Library Systems. “With simple functionality, an ever-expanding catalog and a growing list of beta sites, the 3M Cloud Library has more than ever to offer both libraries and patrons.”

By Anuradha Shukla

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comics
3 Keys To Keeping Your Online Data Accessible

3 Keys To Keeping Your Online Data Accessible

Online Data Data storage is often a real headache for businesses. Additionally, the shift to the cloud in response to storage challenges has caused security teams to struggle to reorient, leaving 49 percent of organizations doubting their experts’ ability to adapt. Even so, decision makers should not put off moving from old legacy systems to…

5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

Enterprise File Sharing Solution Businesses have varying file sharing needs. Large, multi-regional businesses need to synchronize folders across a large number of sites, whereas small businesses may only need to support a handful of users in a single site. Construction or advertising firms require sharing and collaboration with very large (several Gigabytes) files. Financial services…

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise of BI Data Every few years, a new concept or technological development is introduced that drastically improves the business world as a whole. In 1983, the first commercially handheld mobile phone debuted and provided workers with an unprecedented amount of availability, leading to more productivity and profits. More recently, the Cloud has taken…

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart Change-Induced Network Outages and Breaches

How Formal Verification Can Thwart  Breaches Formal verification is not a new concept. In a nutshell, the process uses sophisticated math to prove or disprove whether a system achieves its desired functional specifications. It is employed by organizations that build products that absolutely cannot fail. One of the reasons NASA rovers are still roaming Mars…

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And The Extension/Expansion Of Virtual Reality

Virtual Immersion And Virtual Reality This is a term I created (Virtual Immersion). Ah…the sweet smell of Virtual Immersion Success! Virtual Immersion© (VI) an extension/expansion of Virtual Reality to include the senses beyond visual and auditory. Years ago there was a television commercial for a bathing product called Calgon. The tagline of the commercial was Calgon…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Staying on Top of Your Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security Responsibilities

Staying on Top of Your Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security Responsibilities

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security It’s no secret many organizations rely on popular cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft for access to computing infrastructure. The many perks of cloud services, such as the ability to quickly scale resources without the upfront cost of buying physical servers, have helped build a multibillion-dollar cloud industry that continues to grow each…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly…