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Find Solutions & Win Prizes at ALA Booth #1625

The annual American Library Association (ALA) conference returns to an in-person event in Washington, DC, from June 23 – 28, 2022. The Library Corporation (TLC) will exhibit and raffle great prizes at Booth #1625. TLC invites attendees to view its modern ILS options and standalone metadata services. Current users of LibrarySolution and CARLSolution can preview upcoming ILS features and the newest mobile app option.

Modern library software needs to be flexible and mobile-optimized. TLC solutions allow customers to take the library on the go. In recognition, TLC will raffle one iPad Mini, one Bluetooth barcode scanner, and more. To enter the drawing, ALA attendees must do each of the following:

  1. Fill out at least one coupon for TLC – Booth #1625 in the Aisle-by-Aisle Guide provided by Library Journal. Extras will be available at the booth, while supplies last.
  2. Take part in a 5-minute demo from a TLC representative at the booth before Monday, June 27, 2022, by 11:30 AM.

Representatives will showcase the following TLC solutions at ALA 2022:

Integrated Library Systems (ILS)

  • LibrarySolution — 100% web-based software designed for the greatest library efficiency and improved daily workflows
  • LibrarySolution for Schools — K-12 library management with age-appropriate user experiences for all students
  • CARLSolution — Purpose-built software for complex libraries

ILS Add-Ons

  • TLC•Cloud Services — A cloud hosting service that utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • TLC•Go! — A world-leading and customizable library app that also lets borrowers checkout from their own device

Standalone Metadata Services

  • RDAExpress — Automate your library’s entire RDA conversion process in 24 hours or less
  • eBiblioFile — Continuous delivery of RDA-enriched MARC records for your OverDrive and cloudLibrary records
  • ITSMARC — Over 77 million high-quality bibliographic and authority records from 20+ databases, via web or Z39.50

To schedule a time to meet with the TLC team, please contact sales@tlcdelivers.com. Or stop by Booth #1625.

ALA 2022 Booth Schedule

  • Friday, June 24, 2022 5:30p – 7:00p ET
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022 9:00a – 5:00p ET
  • Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:00a – 5:00p ET
  • Monday, June 27, 2022 9:00a – 2:00p ET — Raffle drawing at 11:30a

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.

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Bedford Public Library System (VA) Launches TLC•Go! Mobile App

The Library Corporation (TLC) is delighted to announce that Bedford Public Library System (BPLS) is now live with TLC•Go! — the latest mobile app solution provided by TLC. BPLS is able to offer library services via Android and iOS to its community in and around Bedford, Virginia. TLC•Go! provides a seamless connection to BPLS’s integrated library system, LibrarySolution.

Many library patrons in the Bedford community have internet access only through their phones. “This new app gives our patrons much better access to our catalog through the device they use the most,” said Julie Wyatt, Technology Librarian at the Bedford Public Library System.

“We’re also excited that it allows us to link to many of our other services,” she added. “Patrons aren’t downloading a ‘one use’ application to their devices. The app connects to our e-book providers, event calendar, research databases, and more — right at their fingertips!”

“Creating more access to the library and the resources available is what it’s all about,” shared Annie Kirkland, Special Projects Manager at TLC. “TLC•Go! makes it possible to search the library catalog and access other resources, all from one place, allowing TLC libraries to meet their users at the point of need.”

To see the library app in action, search Bedford Public Library System in Google Play or the App Store. For more information on procuring your own mobile library app, please contact TLC at 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.

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TLC Exhibiting at California Library Association Booth #111

The Library Corporation (TLC) invites attendees of CLA to visit Booth #111. The annual California Library Association conference will take place June 2-4, 2022, in Sacramento, CA. TLC will demo its latest library mobile app and award-winning modern integrated library systems. Attendees can also learn more about cloud hosting and TLC’s vendor-agnostic cataloging services.

Integrated Library Systems

  • LibrarySolution — 100% web-based software designed for the greatest library efficiency and improved daily workflows
  • LibrarySolution for Schools — K-12 library management with age-appropriate user experiences for all students
  • CARLSolution — Purpose-built software for complex libraries with annual custom development commitments


Plus…

  • TLC•Cloud Services — A cloud hosting service that utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • TLC•Go! — A world-leading and customizable library app that also lets borrowers checkout from their own device


Cataloging Services

  • RDAExpress — Automate your library’s entire RDA conversion process in 24 hours or less
  • eBiblioFile — Continuous delivery of RDA-enriched MARC records for your OverDrive and cloudLibrary records
  • ITSMARC — Over 77 million high-quality bibliographic and authority records from 20+ databases, via web or Z39.50


Booth Schedule

  • Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:00p – 5:00p PT
  • Friday, June 3, 2022 9:00a – 5:00p PT
  • Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:00a – 1:00p PT

To schedule a time to meet with the TLC team, please contact sales@tlcdelivers.com. Or stop by Booth #111. Representatives can discuss your library’s needs and answer any questions about TLC products and services.

 

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.

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TLC Exhibiting at Florida Library Association Booth #46

The Library Corporation (TLC) invites attendees of FLA to visit Booth #46. The annual Florida Library Association conference will take place May 23-25, 2022, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. TLC will demo its latest library mobile app and award-winning modern integrated library systems. Attendees can also learn more about cloud hosting and TLC’s vendor-agnostic cataloging services.

Integrated Library Systems

  • LibrarySolution — 100% web-based software designed for the greatest library efficiency and improved daily workflows
  • LibrarySolution for Schools — K-12 library management with age-appropriate user experiences for all students
  • CARLSolution — Purpose-built software for complex libraries with annual custom development commitments


Plus…

  • TLC•Cloud Services — A cloud hosting service that utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • TLC•Go! — A world-leading and customizable library app that also lets borrowers checkout from their own device


Cataloging Services

  • RDAExpress — Automate your library’s entire RDA conversion process in 24 hours or less
  • eBiblioFile — Continuous delivery of RDA-enriched MARC records for your OverDrive and cloudLibrary records
  • ITSMARC — Over 77 million high-quality bibliographic and authority records from 20+ databases, via web or Z39.50


Booth Schedule

  • Mon, May 23, 2022 4:00p – 6:00p ET
  • Tue, May 24, 2022 8:00a – 1:00p ET

To schedule a time to meet with the TLC team, please contact sales@tlcdelivers.com. Or stop by Booth #46. Representatives can discuss your library’s needs and answer any questions about TLC products and services.

 

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.

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Libraries Contribute Bibliographic Records for TLC’s ITS•MARC Databases

The Library Corporation (TLC) has expanded ITSMARC resources with new contributed datasets. TLC established new partnerships to provide libraries with access to recently published titles. The high-quality copy cataloging service from TLC now provides over 81 million records from 23 databases. Of which, school and public library partners contribute 1.2 million records, with more on the way.

By partnering with library contributors, TLC continues to grow its cataloging data services. Catalogers will have access to resources from a variety of media types. Bibliographic records for recently published materials will be easy to find. New school contributors have helped increase access to title records for specialized materials.

Continual updates to ITSMARC provide ongoing value to TLC customers. “Cataloging is a craft,” said Sam Brenizer, Director of Product Management. “It’s wonderful to see so many of our customers share their talents, thereby creating an ever-growing community resource. It’s a partnership between TLC and the library community resulting in benefits to the entire ITSMARC family.”

Any subscriber can access ITSMARC databases through their cataloging application or at itsmarc.com. The contributed records are updated weekly in the Contributed School & Public (ConSP) database.

As of March 2022, TLC has approved the following library systems as contributors to ConSP:

  • Bee Cave Public Library (TX)
  • Champaign County Library (OH)
  • Chesterfield Public Schools (VA)
  • La Porte County Public Library (IN)
  • Paul Sawyier Public Library (KY)

More customer datasets are currently under review, and TLC is encouraging new contributors to join. To learn more, please contact us at sales@TLCdelivers.com or visit itsmarc.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.

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TLC Exhibiting at Texas Library Association Booth #1225

The Library Corporation (TLC) invites TLA attendees to visit Booth #1225 in Fort Worth, Texas, April 25-27, 2022. TLC will showcase vendor-agnostic cataloging services alongside their modern integrated library systems. Other highlights include Oracle cloud hosting and TLC’s new library mobile app option.

Integrated Library Systems

  • LibrarySolution — 100% web-based software designed for the greatest library efficiency and improved daily workflows
  • LibrarySolution for Schools — K-12 library management with age-appropriate user experiences for all students
  • CARLSolution — Purpose-built software for complex libraries with annual custom development commitments


Plus…

  • TLC•Cloud Services — A cloud hosting service that utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • TLC•Go! — A world-leading and customizable library app that also lets borrowers checkout from their own device


Cataloging Services

  • RDAExpress — Automate your library’s entire RDA conversion process in 24 hours or less
  • eBiblioFile — Continuous delivery of RDA-enriched MARC records for your OverDrive and cloudLibrary records
  • ITSMARC — Over 77 million high-quality bibliographic and authority records from 20+ databases, via web or Z39.50


Booth Schedule

  • Mon, April 25, 2022 3:45p – 6:00p CT
  • Tue, April 26, 2022 10:00a – 5:00p CT
  • Wed, April 27, 2022 8:00a – 4:00p CT

To schedule a time to meet with the TLC team, please contact sales@tlcdelivers.com. Or stop by Booth #1225. Representatives can discuss your library’s needs and answer any questions about TLC products and services.

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.

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TLC Statement on Student Privacy in Library•Solution for Schools

TLC strongly considers student data privacy while developing the features requested by our customers. TLC has no plans to pursue development that would negatively impact student privacy but recognizes that we may be requested to do so by customers seeking to comply with local laws. In such cases, our intent would be to provide as much control as necessary to each customer to achieve the balance required in their district between privacy and compliance with applicable laws.

To give an illustrative example, librarians became concerned in the early 2000s about the Patriot Act enabling national security letters to libraries to compel patron and student loan histories. TLC implemented a control allowing each library system to opt-in or out of retaining loan history beyond the active period of the loan. This put the control at the customer level as to how best to discharge their mission while complying with applicable law. We believe this is a good pattern to replicate whenever possible, as opposed to TLC making a policy decision on behalf of all of our customers which some prefer, but puts others at compliance or legal risk.

LibrarySolution for Schools does not include parental control features, such as limiting or filtering search results or parental overrides on student access to library materials. In 2019 a large progressive district development partner requested that we provide more than one email field for notifications, facilitating parental notification of circulation statuses if their email is added to the student profile. This feature was not developed as parental control. It appears to have been motivated by overdue and loss rates within the district. The system default does not provide a check-out notification to a party other than the student. Additionally, should a district decide to use a paper checkout receipt or no checkout receipt, no check-out notification is provided via email to any recipient.

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.

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TLC Caters to Customers with Latest Library•Solution Release

The Library Corporation (TLC) announces the latest release of their LibrarySolution integrated library system: version 5.6.5. The latest customer-driven development improves Authority Control, user experiences, partner integrations, and more.

Catalogers using LibrarySolution may already be familiar with its powerful Authority Control. The latest update increases matching on ITSMARC and local authorities by 10-15%. Local unverified authorities are now also eligible for matching. Additionally, TLC expanded glossaries for terms from multiple source vocabularies. The source is now also displayed in the title editor, for preferred term selection. These improved data consistencies enhance search and discovery and reduce authority management tasks.

Additionally, catalogers can now select many terms for repeatable fields, with duplicate prevention. Repeatable fields include Awards, Genres, Subject Subdivision, and Contributor Roles. Based on customer requests, TLC added new relator terms for improved search. These include cover artist, inker, letterer, penciler, writer, writer of foreword, and writer of afterword.

This latest release also includes improvements for Reports in LibrarySolution. For a better user experience, more reports display book jackets pulled from the title’s ISBN. More reports also include a click-through link straight into the cataloging module. This streamlines report-based database management. Other usability improvements throughout this release target navigation, reducing both keystrokes and clicks.

“The solutions we provide to our customers are directly based on feedback and the use cases we hear from them,” said Sam Brenizer, Director of Product Management for LibrarySolution. “Between focus groups and the suggestions customers submit, we have been able to create value that fits our community’s growing needs.”

To maintain and strengthen partnerships with third-party vendors, TLC updated data extraction capabilities. Extractable item holdings codes and granular block statuses will improve inter-library resource sharing — especially for customers using INN-Reach. Development also focused on integrations with OverDrive and Syndetics Unbound.

The latest release of LibrarySolution is available now. Customers who choose to upgrade may submit a ticket to begin scheduling the upgrade process. More information is available in the Release Notes on LSCommunity.

To see LibrarySolution for yourself, please contact us at 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.

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TLC Exhibiting at PLA Booth #1711

From March 23 to March 25, 2022, The Library Corporation (TLC) invites PLA conference attendees to visit Booth #1711. TLC will showcase their modern integrated library systems: LibrarySolution and CARLSolution. Other offerings will include the TLC•Cloud Services hosting platform via Oracle, web-based reporting via IBM Cognos, and new TLC•Go! library mobile app option via Solus UK Ltd.

To schedule a time to meet with our team, 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.

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Now Using Library•Solution: Organization of Watauga Libraries Join TLC

The Library Corporation (TLC) welcomes the Organization of Watauga Libraries (OWL) with the recent implementation of LibrarySolution. TLC completed the migration services from the SirsiDynix integrated library system for the multi-library organization.

“We are so excited to provide our OWL users with TLC,” shared Julia Turpin, Library Director for Johnson City Public Library and OWL President. “Migrating to this new system means that both our patrons and staff will have a better online experience of their library, which is more important than ever. TLC’s forward-thinking and intuitive ILS, as well as its mobile-friendly design, make the process of navigating patron accounts and browsing the catalog more seamless for everyone involved.”

Patrons will appreciate enriched PAC services via Syndetics Unbound. OWL catalogers will have ITSMARC, TLC’s subscription service for bibliographic and authority records. Meanwhile, acquisitions staff can access the one-stop-shop database of leading library vendors with Online Selection & Acquisitions (OSA).

In addition to the integrated library system and support services provided by TLC, the OWL database is hosted with TLC•Cloud Services, underpinned by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. 

Annette Murphy, CEO, welcomed the library system to the TLC family, “We are pleased to offer a modern and streamlined catalog to the Organization of Watauga Libraries, and we look forward to supporting the libraries for many years to come.”

Extending across 17 locations in the northeast corner of Tennessee, OWL serves Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties. The library system provides approximately 400,000 titles and about 780,000 items to over 200,000 cardholders in the community.

View OWL’s enriched and cloud-hosted catalog at owl.tlcdelivers.com. For more information on LibrarySolution, please reach out at 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.

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