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Florida library selects TLC, Tech Logic automation solutions

Florida library selects TLC, Tech Logic automation solutions

West Florida Public Library System is getting a major performance boost by implementing automation and material handling solutions from The Library Corporation and Tech Logic. The Pensacola-based library is upgrading to TLC’s LibrarySolution® integrated library system and adding an UltraSort NXT automated material handling system from Tech Logic.

LibrarySolution’s features and functionality are designed for libraries of any size, from single-site installations to multi-location consortia. Its accompanying suite of LS2 enhancements – LS2 PAC, Kids, Staff, and Reports – is included at no extra charge to provide the highest level of service to borrowers with a powerful, efficient software package for staff. More than 4,500 libraries worldwide use TLC’s LibrarySolution.

“We had our previous ILS for 10 years and thought it was time for a change,” West Florida Public Library System Senior Librarian Melissa Thacker Davis said. “We were impressed with TLC’s PAC interface. We like the carousel feature for promoting materials and the search limiters. Our patrons like it, too!”

Davis said she was equally impressed with Tech Logic’s UltraSort NXT automated material handling system. “We wanted an AMH that would be easy for patrons and staff to use that would work with our current book drop and work stations,” she said. “Tech Logic’s fit the bill.”

The UltraSort NXT is designed so libraries of any size can benefit from a fully automated and reliable system that handles all aspects of item returns. Adaptable to almost any existing book drop, the UltraSort NXT automatically reads and separates items returned by borrowers, requiring no handling by staff. West Florida Public Library’s custom-built system is scheduled to be installed by Tech Logic in 2015.

Tech Logic will also be providing its award-winning RFID-based, self check solution “CircIT” across the West Florida Library System.  CircIT employs an easy-to-use, easy-to-manage interface transforming the library into a modern self-service model while keeping the best of what librarians do for their patrons.

Tech Logic, based in White Bear Lake, Minn., is TLC’s sister company. Founded in 1997, it pioneered automated material handling systems for libraries that work with any ILS to promote efficiency and patron self-service. TLC is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has provided premier library automation and cataloging solutions since 1974. Additional information about the companies can be found at TLCdelivers.com and Tech-Logic.com.

West Florida Public Library was established in 1938 and has adapted to meet the changing information needs of Escambia County. From only 3,300 books stored in Old Christ Church, WFPL has grown to fill seven locations with almost 300,000 books and audio-visual materials. To learn more, visit mywfpl.com.

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