TLC Releases Updates to the CARL Product Line

TLC Releases Updates to the CARL Product Line

The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest round of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARLX™ v9.5.1, CARLConnect v1.4.3, CARLConnect Discovery v3.3, and CARL APIs v1.9.

TLC maintains its longstanding tradition of being the library platform of choice for local development partnerships and product enhancements through CARLX. Version 9.5.1 offers expanded integration options for CARLX consortia customers and other libraries that use Branch Grouping for their library material acquisitions. This streamlines the electronic ordering process and expands capabilities between TLC and their third party vendor partners for meeting library needs. Updates were also made to create additional staff user security settings that allow ILS administrators even greater flexibility for rolling out features and providing the appropriate access to library staff.

TLC continues to build and improve upon its full featured API offerings as part of the core CARL product line. These APIs are employed for its own in-house ILS development as well, and significant work was completed in v1.9 and CARLConnect v1.4.3 to further enrich the staff user experience. To that end, new
API options were developed to support full Item Maintenance and they are now available to provide new interactions within the web-based staff interface. These features include new APIs to support item lookup, item creation, item edit and item information, as well as details regarding items that are in a particular status.
This development also ties in with TLC’s new SMART PAC functionality, which provides a sophisticated bibliographic search interface for staff users, allowing them to search and select back records for item maintenance and cataloging directly within the CARLConnect staff module.

CARLConnect Discovery Mobile offers services that go beyond basic search and access. In v3.3 development was completed to provide more personalization options for users with the addition of enhanced search result filtering that was built with self-service in mind.

TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise hardware and software solutions to public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. TLC’s cumulative products are deployed in more than 1,100 organizations, representing over 5,500 locations in North America. TLC is certified by the U.S. General Services Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. TLC is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Minnesota, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada.

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Beth Lazarczyk



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