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Continued: Metro libraries writing a novel chapter in e-book lending

  • Article by: LAURIE BLAKE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 17, 2013 - 9:41 PM

For libraries to be able to share with other libraries and serve their own patrons first was a complexity that 3M worked out over a year of developing the software, said Tom Mercer, marketing manager for 3M Cloud Library. “It’s been a very difficult feature to implement.”

The company expects the system to be in demand by libraries nationwide. Book publishers were originally leery of selling books in electronic form to libraries, fearing it would reduce book sales, but have grown more accepting of library lending. Still, 3M is going to enable e-book sharing only among libraries that are already closely working together, he said. “Publishers would get concerned if we had New York, Chicago and Los Angeles sharing books across the country.’’

 

Laurie Blake • 952-746-3287

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