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Today, we lead the charge to provide complete, seamless integration of eBooks and other digital resources directly into interfaces optimized for mobile touchscreen devices, utilizing the rich classification options afforded by the new RDA cataloging standard.

TLC offers attractive and easy-to-use software for our Integrated Library System customers. We also offer vendor-neutral access to SocialFlow for social media management, data services through ITSMARC, eBibliofile, and RDAExpress.

Through Tech Logic we offer a full line of RFID, barcode self-check solutions, and automated material handling for any library worldwide. And through TLCSmartTECH, we offer a full line of librarian-approved and curated third party, interactive hardware solutions.

While the library landscape continues to change due to ongoing corporate mergers and acquisitions, TLC holds true. The Library Corporation is celebrating over 40 years of providing library services to all libraries, from single-site installations to the largest and busiest systems in the world. TLC has over 5,500 installed customers worldwide.


TLC is awarded Service of the Year for TLC•Cloud Services and wins a Gold Modern Library Award for CARLConnect Discovery.


TLC begins migrating customers into the cloud for the next generation of hosting services.

TLC teamed up with ongoing partner Oracle to redefine library hosting services with TLC•Cloud Services.




TLC announces the release of a powerful new cataloging tool

LS2 Cataloging moved beyond the constraints of traditional record editing to support a diversity of users, enabling them to quickly and accurately describe library resources without extensive training in specific cataloging standards.


TLC develops a Reports service for the modern library staff user.

CARLConnect, TLC’s latest web-based interface, launched its second module, the groundbreaking CARLConnect Reports Concierge service.




TLC earns the accolade for “number one company in new automation sales” with the first native web-based PAC.

TLC introduced the LibrarySolution® integrated automation system, complete with the first native Web-based PAC that could convert customer data into an online library catalog within hours. The company’s cataloging service took advantage of the features of Microsoft Windows® to streamline backroom processes.


TLC is the first organization in the world to successfully apply CD-ROM technology to data storage.

The founder and CEO, Annette Murphy, collaborated with Hitachi in the early 1980’s. Mrs. Murphy went to Japan and flew the CD-ROM drive back to TLC headquarters so the company could deliver MARC records via CD-ROM. That drive is now sitting in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.


TLC is founded by the family that still owns and operates the company today.

TLC has been delivering solutions to libraries worldwide since introducing a source of MARC records on microfiche in 1974.

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