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3M Company’s (MMM - Analyst Report) eBook lending service was recently integrated into Innovative Interfaces’ Encore discovery application. 3M Library Systems and technology solutions provider Innovative Interfaces together completed the task.

This latest integration is expected to improve the reading experience while offering an user-friendly application. It offers users to discover, place holds, and check out eBooks within the Encore interface. The search results display helpful eBook icons, availability status of the books and the number of copies available. The user experience is further enhanced through the personalized browse option and the patron page, which allow users to see what items they have checked out or are on hold.

The strategic move by 3M is intended to increase e-book circulation and provide all the possible benefits and convenience to the user. Innovative’s Encore discovery application helps users to identify and implement the right solution for any discovery or data intensive challenge.

3M remains focused on inventing new products to maintain its competitive advantage worldwide. The company continues to invest in diverse product offerings and technological solutions to capitalize on emerging business propositions.

3M, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company with manufacturing operations spread over 70 countries. The company aims to deliver, innovative security solutions to businesses and governments worldwide, thus maintaining the security of people and documents.

3M currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other stocks that look promising and are worth a look now are Federal Signal Corp (FSS - Snapshot Report), LSB Industries Inc.  (LXU - Snapshot Report) and ITT Corporation (ITT - Analyst Report), each having a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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