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Rochester City School District Selects Library•Solution for Schools

Rochester City School District (RCSD) has selected The Library Corporation (TLC) for its new library software. As an alternative to Follett Destiny, TLC will provide LibrarySolution for Schools to the district. RCSD was able to leverage its membership in the New York State DREAM Consortium to choose TLC as the preferred vendor. The library management system will be live in the school libraries at the end of August 2022.

“One of the key factors in our decision to change from Follett Destiny to TLC LibrarySolution was the vast selection of ready-made reports available to us,” shared Dr. Colleen Sadowski, Director of School Library System & Media Services at Rochester City School District. “In New York, we submit an annual report to the state every year, and TLC has created reports that will make this much easier to provide the data the state requests. If we find we need something different, TLC will build reports specifically for us.”

Dr. Sadowski added, “In speaking with current long-time users of LibrarySolution, they provided only positive feedback on TLC’s customer service and technical support. We are looking forward to working with TLC for years to come.”

Librarians in the district are eager to get students interested in the new library management system. To start promoting it, RCSD created t-shirts using Scout, the mascot for LS2 Kids — TLC’s online catalog for early readers. “My compliments to your designer,” shared Dr. Melissa Frost, School Librarian with RCSD. “It is Scout with the book image that really makes the shirt.”

The age-appropriate catalog options will also include OPAC enrichment via Syndetics Unbound. Librarians will have access to ITSMARC, TLC’s online copy cataloging resource with over 81 million records. The combination of services will allow students to easily search and find their resources quickly.

TLC will host RCSD’s library management system using TLC•Cloud Services. The Oracle-based cloud platform complies with New York Educational Law Section 2-d for student data privacy.

“Our dedication to protecting student data is at the forefront of our development practices,” said Annette Murphy, TLC’s CEO. “Rochester City School District can expect excellence from TLC.”

As an awarded vendor of the DREAM Consortium, TLC will also provide RFID equipment to RCSD through its Tech Logic subsidiary. For more information on TLC’s full suite of library services, 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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TLC Provides Back-to-School Support for its K-12 District Libraries

While school librarians prepare for students to return, TLC helps with a seamless transition. The library software company provides a team within its Client Services division devoted to school success. Some of the larger districts have their own dedicated representative for year-round support.

TLC will support the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) with back-to-school software training. Mike Sweeney — HIDOE’s TLC support representative — will be on-site during the 2022 Hawaii School Library Conference. August 1st is an all-day training of LS2 basics. August 2nd is an LS2 refresher plus instruction on LS2 Cataloging.

Likewise, librarians at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will train with Joe Horning, TLC’s on-site support representative. TLC will provide a refresher on August 2nd and 11th for existing CPS library staff. Training for new hires will take place on August 18th.

In addition to the training opportunities that take place for many K-12 districts, TLC provides a checklist of summer tasks. From a list of recommended year-end reports to updating SIS connections, the list includes helpful tasks to start the school year. TLC’s Client Services team can help schools with any of this summer work.

The summer is also ideal for districts to complete projects with district-wide impact. For instance, Anchorage School District worked with TLC this summer to complete their migration to TLC•Cloud Services. Other schools used the opportunity to upgrade to the latest TLC software.

With a dedicated team year-round and extra attention during back-to-school, TLC supports schools. “Especially at a time when librarians and media specialists have many added responsibilities,” stated Annette Murphy, TLC’s CEO. “We want our schools to know that TLC is here for you.”

For more information on how TLC can support your school district, 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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New Case Study: New Haven Public Schools Partnership with TLC

This week, The Library Corporation (TLC) published its latest case study on New Haven Public Schools (NHPS). NHPS migrated to TLC’s library management system, LibrarySolution for Schools, to start the 2021-22 school year. They anticipate a seamless transition into the next academic year and beyond. This case study details how migrating to a new library system is a process, but its continued success is a partnership.

Read the full case study here: New Haven Public Schools Case Study

For more information, please contact info@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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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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New Haven Public Schools Delighted to Return to TLC Family

The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to announce the recent implementation of LibrarySolution for Schools for another returning customer: New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) in Connecticut. After a thoughtful deliberation process, NHPS chose a return to TLC, their previous library management vendor of 11 years prior to 2015. NHPS staff were pleased with the seamless data migration provided by TLC for transaction and materials records.

The school district includes 39 library sites across New Haven — the same Connecticut city home to Ivy League Yale University — serving over 187,000 title records and approximately 495,000 items to more than 20,000 students in the district. As with all migrations, TLC ensured that all records matched from NHPS’s former library management system in the transfer to LibrarySolution for Schools. 

“I have been so pleased with every step of our process with TLC,” expressed Kim Rogers, Librarian Lead at New Haven Public Schools. She went on to compliment TLC’s consultative approach for NHPS to make a well thought out decision to move back to TLC and for the whole transition process to be smooth and easy to understand. “New Haven Public Schools is so pleased to have come back to the best solution for library management.” 

Annette Murphy, CEO and founder, welcomed the district back to the TLC family and shared, “It’s more important than ever to our communities and our neighbors to have library services available to students. We’re looking forward to supporting New Haven Public Schools in providing excellence to their students and faculty.”

For more information on LibrarySolution for Schools, please visit TLCdelivers.com or speak to a representative 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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The Library Corporation Launches TLC•GO! Mobile App for Public, K-12, and Academic libraries.

The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to announce its new partnership with SOLUS to provide a world-leading mobile library app to customers using their CARL, LibrarySolution, and LibrarySolution for Schools integrated library systems in the public, K-12, and academic library markets.

TLC•Go! will provide an additional option to TLC customers who may already be using the responsive platforms in mobile environments, as well as the mobile app wrapper available with CARL. The new mobile app will provide:

  • A highly configurable Content Management System allowing for logos, colors/fonts, field labels, menu layouts, and ability to schedule content
  • Support of 24 current languages
  • Curbside pickup functionality for libraries that will continue a pick-up service post-COVID
  • A digital library card that can support linked accounts (family members, elder care, etc.)
  • Links to social media feeds and calendar/event programs
  • Ability to search the catalog, place/cancel holds, pay fines (to supported ePayment gateways), switch language, etc.
  • A cost-effective consortium option to allow member libraries to have their own branding, eContent, link to local calendar and social media feeds at a fraction of the price of a full app
  • Optional contactless self-checkout via RFID or barcode for borrowers using their own smartphone
  • Scan ISBN of book at local bookstores, friends, etc. to determine if item is at the local or school library

Neil Wishart, CEO of SOLUS, stated, “TLC has continued to be a leader in its markets for both the CARL community and LibrarySolution products. We look forward to enhancing their product matrix to serve their markets and extend their customer reach to include mobile smartphones and tablets.”

Annette Murphy, TLC founder and CEO, announced, “Partnering with SOLUS will allow TLC to expand our offerings and bring more options to help our valuable customers better serve their communities in this modern and mobile era.”

For more information on TLC•Go!, please reach out to a representative 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.

About Solus UK Ltd.
Solus is the world’s #1 Library App provider for public libraries and growing in academics; now in use in over 7,000 locations on 5 continents and growing rapidly. The Library App supports 12 different ILS platforms using APIs and web services and is available in 24 languages. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Solus has offices in Australia and the US and provides white labelled solutions to a number of ILS partners, as well as selling direct.

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