Wyoming is in the process of combining the e-book collections of their State Library system and the University of Wyoming. This is one of the first times that the central library system has partnered with a major school in order to offer far more digital content than they could ever do as singular entities.
The Cloud Library CloudLink service allows users from the UW and WYLD library systems to access the complete e-book collections from both systems and to check out available materials.
In addition to eBooks, UW has recently added nearly 300 digital audiobooks which are available for checkout to all users via CloudLink. Audiobooks can be downloaded through the same Cloud Library app and require no changes in settings for Cloud users.
The two sides managed to pull this off because they both deal with the same company, Bibliotheca. You might have heard of them in the news recently when they purchased the assets of the 3M Cloud Library in order to make a concentrated effort to break into the North American market.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.