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TLC Honored with Second Platinum Award for School-Focused Integrated Library System

The Library Corporation (January 11, 2024) —  The Library Corporation (TLC) is honored to receive a multiyear platinum distinction in LibraryWorks’ tenth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) for LibrarySolution for Schools. TLC is chiefly honored to receive two perfect scores. The schools-focused integrated library system (ILS) stands out not only for its functionality, but also and especially for the unmatched quality of service delivered by TLC.

“We have used LibrarySolution for Schools for 22 years,” shared an anonymous judge. “The quality of service is unmatched. TLC listens to their customers and develops the product based on direct customer feedback.”

LibrarySolution for Schools is standards-aligned enterprise software with industry-leading business intelligence reporting, flexible and secure single sign-on, distinctly modern discovery layer catalogs, and more. The ILS stands out not only for its functionality, but more so for its customer service.

One judge stated, “TLC has always been responsive and a great partner to ensure our libraries continue to be a powerful resource for our students and staff.”

“LibrarySolution has done a wonderful job of supporting our school district at [the] point of need,” submitted another judge. “The staff is committed to helping us, immediately, when we reach out. Not only are the staff at [TLC] responsive, but they take the time to get to know us as a school district. Their individualized service, for us, is unmatched.”

The MLAs were created to recognize top products and services in the library industry. Only customers with experience using the ILS in their libraries were permitted to judge, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the library management system on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer services, etc.

The ILS received an overall score of 9.8 out of 10, scoring highest in the following categories:

  • Quality of the service delivered by TLC: 10 (out of 10)
  • Satisfaction with TLC, the company providing LibrarySolution for Schools: 10 (out of 10)
  • Functionality of LibrarySolution for Schools: 9.75
  • Quality of LibrarySolution for Schools: 9.75

For more information on the LibrarySolution for Schools product suite or for tentative consultation on switching between library software providers, 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.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-
experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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TLC’s ITS•MARC Cataloging Service Receives Another Platinum Award

The Library Corporation (January 11, 2024) —  The Library Corporation (TLC) is honored to receive another platinum distinction for ITSMARC in LibraryWorks’ tenth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). With access to over 82.9 million records, including both bibliographic and authority records, TLC’s online copy cataloging has provided a noteworthy alternative to records provided directly from the book vendor.

TLC is celebrating 50 years of delivering quality solutions to libraries worldwide since introducing a source of MARC records on microfiche in 1974. Since then, TLC has been a leader in metadata, with its cataloging services getting better every year. After partnering with additional library contributors to grow its copy cataloging service in 2022, TLC is honored that this improvement has culminated in a platinum MLA for the second year in a row.

“This product has saved us a lot of time and money,” shared one anonymous judge. “It has saved us staff time for sure but it also has enabled us to stop purchasing MARC records from our book vendors. It is also super easy to use and has a modern interface.”

The MLAs were created to recognize top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall of 2023 and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries.

Only customers with experience using ITSMARC in their libraries were permitted to judge, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the library management system on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer services, etc. 

The resource scored highest in the following categories:

  • Quality of the service delivered by TLC: 9.56
  • Satisfaction with TLC, the company providing ITSMARC: 9.33

ITSMARC is an ILS-agnostic service that draws its records from 23 separate databases, including voluntarily contributed records from public libraries, school libraries, and consortia across the country.

Another anonymous judge shared: “Using ITSMARC has allowed me to get the most descriptive cataloging of new materials added to our library collection. Any time I have needed assistance in the past, TLC has been responsive and quick, always to my satisfaction.”

For more information and to sign up for a 90-day risk-free trial of ITSMARC visit itsmarc.com or 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.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-
experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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TLC’s ITS•MARC Cataloging Service Receives Platinum Award

The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to receive a platinum distinction for ITSMARC in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). TLC’s online copy cataloging resource provides access to over 81 million records, including both bibliographic and authority records.

TLC has been delivering solutions to libraries worldwide since introducing a source of MARC records on microfiche in 1974. Since then, TLC has been a leader in metadata, with its cataloging services getting better every year. After partnering with additional library contributors to grow its copy cataloging service in early 2022, TLC is honored that this improvement has culminated in a platinum MLA.

The MLAs were created to recognize top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall of 2022, batched into small groups, and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries.

Only customers with experience using ITSMARC in their libraries were permitted to judge, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the library management system on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer services, etc.

The resource scored highest in the following categories:

  • Quality of the service delivered by TLC: 9.0
  • Satisfaction with TLC, the company providing ITSMARC: 9.0

ITSMARC is an ILS-agnostic service that draws its records from 23 separate databases.

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “It’s hardly a surprise that TLC scored so well. They’ve been at the forefront of the metadata industry since their company entered the market in 1974.”

For more information and to sign up for a 30-day free trial of ITSMARC visit itsmarc.com or 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.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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TLC Honored with Platinum Award for Library•Solution for Schools

The Library Corporation (TLC) is honored to receive a platinum distinction in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) for LibrarySolution for Schools. The integrated library system (ILS), designed for K-12 school libraries, has been optimized with over 20+ years of partner collaboration for daily workflows and transitions between school years.

LibrarySolution for Schools provides complete, seamless integration of its full suite of web-based interfaces: circulation, enriched public access catalog & distinct children’s catalog, cataloging with authority control, advanced inventory management, centralized reports management & scheduling, serial metadata, online acquisitions, digital content integration, eCommerce, SIP integration, and more.

The MLAs were created to recognize top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall of 2022 by using a simple application and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. The submitted products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries.

Only customers with experience using LibrarySolution for Schools in their libraries were permitted to judge, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored the library management system on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer services, etc.

The ILS scored highest in the following categories:

  • LibrarySolution for Schools vs. competitive/similar products: 9.33
  • Quality of the service delivered by TLC: 9.25

One customer shared anonymously, “We have been with TLC for 21 years, and have migrated to a Hosted Solution with them. Service is impeccable; and I feel extremely confident in their security of our data.”

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “It’s hardly a surprise that TLC scored so well. LibrarySolution for Schools has been at the forefront of the school library industry since its initial release in 2002.”

For more information on the LibrarySolution for Schools product suite, 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.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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TLC’s FRBR Catalog Receives Another Platinum Award

The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to receive a platinum distinction for consecutive years for CARLConnect Discovery Grouped Title Display in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The multi-honoree FRBRized online catalog, released in 2018, uses Trusted Records to link titles together for an enhanced search experience.

Grouped Title Display functionality in CARLConnect Discovery displays a single entry for a work instead of numerous entries for each format and edition. Grouping multiple editions and formats of a bibliographic record give library users a clear and trustworthy view of the library collection. CARLSolution customers have been included in the development of Grouped Title Display from its inception, with active feedback reflected in the product.

The MLAs were created to recognize top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall of 2022, batched into small groups, and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries.

Only customers with experience using CARLConnect Discovery Grouped Title Displays in their libraries were permitted to judge, resulting in a truly unbiased score. Each judge scored CARLConnect Discovery Grouped Title Displays on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer services, etc.

The catalog received an overall score of 9.4, and no score less than 9.0. Based on customer feedback, the following categories received the highest scores:

  • Quality of CARLConnect Discovery Grouped Title Display: 9.5
  • CARLConnect Discovery vs. competitive/similar products: 9.75
  • Satisfaction with TLC, the company providing CARLConnect Discovery: 9.75

One customer shared anonymously, “We are delighted with TLC’s CARLConnect Discovery Grouped Title Display! They are very responsive to their customer’s development wishes. I can see the product only getting better as development continues.”

Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “It’s hardly a surprise that TLC’s online catalog scored so well again this year. Libraries are trending more toward catalogs that highlight the collection in a modern interface.”

For more information on the CARLSolution product suite, 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.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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