3M Cloud Library
Hot off the vendor floor at the ALA conference is the 3M Cloud Library
, a giant leap for patron driven and instant acquisitions. It's a subscription service which includes a slew of e-readers for checkout, lending to personal e-readers, and Discovery Terminals for the full in-library browsing experience. The platform is based
out of the German e-book startup txtr
.They're currently beta testing in a handful of libraries but could bust it out to the public soon.