Latest Advancements for TLC’s CARL•Solution Integrated Library System
The Library Corporation (TLC) develops with the modern library in mind. With the latest product release of the CARL•Solution integrated library system, TLC continues its web-based product developments for a more complete online experience. The release includes new functionality in CARL•X version 9.7.2, CARL•Connect Staff version 1.6.8, CARL•Connect Discovery version 3.6.6, and CARL•Solution APIs version 2.0.2.
CARL•Solution Acquisitions have long been an advanced module in the CARL•X windows-based client. The latest release brings more of those capabilities into the CARL•Connect web-based solution. Enhancements include invoice retrieval and display, plus related granular APIs. Library staff with permissions can access a grid of invoices with orders and special charges displayed.
Similar workflow enhancements continue throughout this CARL•Solution release. Library staff will enjoy sticky grid sizing options and new information returned from BID searches. Patrons will appreciate the updated Saved Lists experience. Now, borrowers can view item availability without an extra click, with defaults for their preferred branch in place. The product team considers accessibility and overall customer satisfaction in every release.
Additionally, CARL•Solution stands out with its granular permissions and administrative capabilities. New developments provide better control over branch hours without support intervention. More settings allow for varied privileges toward engaging with lost items and patrons with blocks.
TLC continues its enhancements around shelf management and inventory processes. Now, CARL•Solution integrates with RFID inventory wands, such as the CircTrak from Tech Logic. Items now include a “Last Seen Date” for better collection tracking and in-house circulation reports.
Over 81% of CARL•Solution customers have upgraded to the latest version since its release earlier this fall, with more in the queue. Many CARL•Solution customers previewed upcoming functionality at TLC’s annual user conference, TLCU 2022, and have expressed great excitement for features to come.
The latest release of CARL•Solution is available now. For a demo or for more information, please contact sales@TLCdelivers.com.
About The Library Corporation
TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise software and hardware 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 and worldwide. 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 Colorado, Minnesota, and Singapore.