Partnership will help public libraries with 3M Cloud Library and collectionHQ to manage and improve ebook collections
collectionHQ, the world's leading collection performance improvement solution and 3M, the global leader in library innovation, are pleased to announce their eagerly-anticipated partnership which will offer 3M Cloud Library subscribers the ability to load their circulation data into collectionHQ's ebook module.
The partnership means that collectionHQ public libraries with 3M Cloud Library collections will now be able to include their 3M ebook circulation data in the ebook tools available within collectionHQ, including comparative circulation across genres, summaries of popular authors and their top-circulating titles, circulation of digital copies relative to print copies, and more.
To make the process simple, 3M has written a report specifically for collectionHQ libraries that can be quickly generated and sent via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to collectionHQ. collectionHQ will then add the information into the ebook module where it will be utilized in the numerous action plans.
collectionHQ's General Manager – Vice President, Scott Crawford, commented: "In adding the ability for collectionHQ libraries to analyze their 3M ebook usage data, collectionHQ continues to demonstrate its commitment to being a vendor-neutral analytics platform, providing our customers with solutions that work with any ILS vendor and a growing number of ebook vendor platforms."
Tom Mercer, Marketing Manager for the 3M Cloud Library, also shared his thoughts on the partnership: "Our customers have asked us for the ability to integrate their data with collectionHQ, and we're pleased to offer this service. Libraries with 3M Cloud Library will now be able to load their collection usage data for the valuable analysis provided by collectionHQ."