Press Release

TLC library automation selected by Columbia College in Vancouver

TLC library automation selected by Columbia College in Vancouver

The library at Canada’s Columbia College is discarding its Follett® Athena™ integrated library system in favor of The Library Corporation’s LibrarySolution® automation system. TLC’s powerful yet user-friendly ILS is becoming increasingly popular in Canada, with LibrarySolution being used across the country by libraries in five provinces and the Yukon.

“Library staff at Columbia College are excited to start off the new year with a new ILS!” said Head Librarian Sheri Ostapovich. “We are looking forward to sharing the easy to use and visually pleasing OPAC with our patrons and working with the functional back-end staff interfaces.”

Founded in 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, thousands of Canadian and international students have completed their qualifications at Columbia College. The two-year community college, owned and administered by a non-profit academic society comprised by all Columbia College employees, offers an array of courses for students pursuing an associate degree, preparing for transfer to a four-year university, seeking to learn English as a second language, and more. The library provides learning and research support to students at different levels of language ability and academic preparedness, offering a wide range of print and digital resources.

Library•Solution’s expansive list of user-requested features – Academic Reserves, easy access to e-books and digital resources, touchscreen-optimized interfaces, automatic Authority Control and updating, Student Information System integration, configurable security, and more – provide the high-end functionality required by staff and students at academic libraries. “Interactions with all TLC staff have been professional, prompt, and friendly, and we feel confident that we’ve made the right ILS choice for our library,” Ostapovich said.

TLC has operated continuously and under the same ownership since 1974, providing premier automation and cataloging services to more than 4,500 public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. The company is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada.


Justin Larsen Larsen