The Library Corporation (TLC) is honored to receive a platinum distinction in LibraryWorks’ ninth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) for Library•Solution 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.
Library•Solution 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 Library•Solution 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:
- Library•Solution 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. Library•Solution for Schools has been at the forefront of the school library industry since its initial release in 2002.”
For more information on the Library•Solution for Schools product suite, contact email@example.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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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.