Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Implements CARL•X

Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Implements CARL•X

The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to announce that the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has successfully migrated to the fully hosted service model of the CARLX™ ILS. SCLSNJ serves over 188k residents within their 15 member communities and circulates close to 3 million items annually. They are looking forward to working with TLC to strengthen the offerings that they provide to their staff and patrons.

Previously on the Millenium system from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for close to 15 years, SCLSNJ is now enjoying the many benefits of CARL, and are especially excited for the CARLConnect Discovery online catalog. “CARLConnect Discovery will allow our patrons to search for what they want – in any format – easier and more effectively. Plus, the new system utilizes a more pleasing and user-friendly interface. I am most excited for what our new ILS means for eCollection readers. If you are an eBook or eAudiobook reader, downloading your next read will now be only one click away,” said SCLSNJ’s Technical Services Manager Rebecca Sandoval Sloat.

SCLSNJ was also impressed with the highly organized migration process and hands-on support they received throughout the process. County Library Administrator, Brian Auger, shared that TLC truly lived up to their reputation for providing leading edge service. “I’ve been working in public libraries since before most were automated, so I’ve seen quite a few systems come, go and merge. This was by far the smoothest install I’ve ever witnessed. CARLX staff are professional, collaborative, uber-organized and absolutely committed to our success. They do it right! If you’re evaluating a move to CARLX, call us.”

The CARLConnect staff feature set continues to grow with v1.4.4. In this release, the interactions with Item Creation and Maintenance have been enhanced. TLC has also added Staff Security settings for enabling or blocking access to sensitive functions, and options to set default Staff Displays. Users can complete bibliographic record searching from the CARLConnect staff client that offers an advanced search interface and Boolean and shortcut search options, as well.

TLC values the collaborative relationship that has been fostered with SCLSNJ and is eager to help them meet their service level goals and enrich the lives of their community. “Somerset County Library System of New Jersey has been a true partner throughout the migration process and we know that CARLX will exceed their expectations,” shared Annette Harwood Murphy, Co-Founder, President/CEO of TLC. “We welcome them to the TLC family and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

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 SmartTECH offers products for your Makerspace and STEAM programs with a collection of premium brands that provide your library with a single source to meet all your technology needs. 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’s Headquarters is based in Inwood, W Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Minnesota, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada. To learn more, visit TLCdelivers.com.

About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township, and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit SCLSNJ.org for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.

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