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TLC and Tech Logic Bring RFID to K-12 School Libraries at FETC

The Library Corporation (TLC) invites attendees of FETC to visit Booth #3316. The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) will take place January 24-26, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. TLC will showcase powerful RFID integration for schools within its prestigious, modern library management system (LMS). Attendees can also learn about the native data security practices and student privacy features inherent to the LMS. TLC will also showcase its latest library mobile app, cloud hosting services, and vendor-agnostic cataloging services.

Secure Library Software

  • LibrarySolution for Schools — Award-winning K-12 library management with age-appropriate user experiences for all students
  • TLCCloud Services — A cloud hosting service that utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and exclusive winner of Modern Library Award’s Service of the Year in 2021
  • TLCGo! — A world-leading and customizable library app that also lets borrowers checkout from their own device

Standalone Cataloging Services

  • ITSMARC — Over 81 million high-quality bibliographic and authority records from 20+ databases, via web or Z39.50
  • eBiblioFile — Continuous delivery of RDA-enriched MARC records for your OverDrive and cloudLibrary records
  • RDAExpress — Automate your library’s entire RDA conversion process in 24 hours or less

TLC has been providing reliable library automation and data services to K-12 schools for decades with LibrarySolution for Schools. Its excellent customer service to school district libraries is due to TLC’s company stability in the marketplace. Through its 48 year history, TLC has focused on select, key acquisitions and, as such, TLC is the only vendor to offer complementary RFID technologies through its subsidiary Tech Logic. Together, TLC and Tech Logic are pleased to support libraries such as Rochester City School District (RCSD) to pioneer RFID in the K-12 library market.

See the RFID Transformation in Action:

  • TDT08 | RFID Solutions for the School Library
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023  10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
    Expo Hall: Technology Discovery Theater
    Presenters: Dr. Colleen Sadowski (RCSD), Dr. Melissa Frost (RCSD), John Burns (TLC), and Tom Loy (Tech Logic)
  • C121 | RFID in the School Library
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023  2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Room: 201-202
    Presenters: Dr. Colleen Sadowski (RCSD) and Dr. Melissa Frost (RCSD)

Booth Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023  12:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

To schedule a time to meet with the TLC team, please contact sales@tlcdelivers.com. Or stop by Booth #3316. Representatives can discuss your library’s needs and answer any questions about TLC products and services.

About The Library Corporation & Tech Logic
Established in 1974 and under the same ownership today, The Library Corporation (TLC) continues to pioneer library technology with award-winning integrated library systems and standalone copy cataloging services. Over 5,500 libraries worldwide use LibrarySolution, LibrarySolution for Schools, CARLSolution, ITSMARC, and eBiblioFile from TLC. Tech Logic, established in 1997 and part of the TLC family since 2005, provides innovative solutions like automated material handling (totalAMH), streamlined staff tools (staffCIRC), and patron self-service (selfCIRC) to hundreds of libraries across North America and internationally. Together, TLC and Tech Logic provide a unified experience and unparalleled customer support — from an international, woman-owned small business — for libraries seeking single-vendor systems integration. The company is headquartered in West Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Minnesota, and Singapore.

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A Perfect Fit: Winter Park Library, TLC, and Tech Logic Team up for Prestigious Building Project

The Library Corporation (TLC) and Tech Logic congratulate Winter Park Library (WPL) on the completion of their distinguished new building, designed by the renowned architect, Sir David Adjaye. The two vendors served as a single systems integrator for the library’s project, providing the foundational CARLSolution integrated library system and Tech Logic’s suite of automation solutions. The building project has been nominated for the ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards.

Winter Park Library has been operating from its new building for approximately one month, though the project has undergone several phases since its bond referendum passed in 2016. WPL set out to create a community space and a new service model with the future in mind. They wanted to have flexibility, to be accessible, and to meet patrons at the point of need. TLC’s integrated library system and Tech Logic’s automation hardware were key to that success.

In October 2020, WPL completed their migration from SirsiDynix to TLC as one phase of the new service model. Melissa Schneider, Assistant Director at Winter Park Library, shared what went into their decision: “Our focus was that we had to have a catalog that functioned the way people expect modern technology to function. We wanted that ‘Amazon search experience.’ We didn’t see anything else on the market that came anywhere close to what TLC offered.”

In the new service model, roving staff are equipped with a tablet, fully mobile CARLConnect Staff and the CARLConnect Discovery FRBR-ized catalog from TLC, miniature RFID pads, and everything they need to assist patrons. The Winter Park community appreciates the library’s hands-on and concierge-like service. When the new building opened, it also included eight selfCIRC PRIME self-service kiosks, rfidGATE security gates, and a new totalAMH automated material handler, all provided by Tech Logic.

“The game-changer for us with Tech Logic’s materials handler was the multi-item induction feature,” stated Schneider. “In terms of thinking about how our members use the library, we thought, ‘We’re going to build this incredible state-of-the-art library, and then we’re going to tell our moms with kids that have a stack of books to return that they have to feed them into the machine one at a time?!’ That’s crazy.”

TLC and Tech Logic streamlined technology, processes, and workflows for Winter Park Library. “Historically, we had many vendors, and getting each one to talk to the other, getting the systems to think as one, was just not possible,” shared Schneider. “Having these combined companies that work so well together, that don’t have conflicting technology, was really appealing to us.”

With a population of over 30,000 residents, Winter Park is located just north of Orlando, Florida. The single-site library system — about a mile from its previous location — was founded in 1885 and is home to over 121,000 items with an average annual circulation of almost 400,000.

Since opening their new location, Winter Park Library has welcomed a record number of new members and visitors. In an average month in their previous location, the library would have enrolled 185 new members and seen 300 to 500 people per day. In contrast, in just two weeks’ time in the new facility, WPL enrolled over 900 new members and welcomed between 600 to 800 people per day.

For more information on partnering with TLC and Tech Logic for your library’s upcoming, large-scale service remodel or building renovation, please reach out at 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.

About Tech Logic
For 25 years, Tech Logic has been the leading provider of innovative sorting technologies, circulation staff support tools, and patron self-service solutions for public and institutional libraries throughout North America. With hundreds of customers worldwide, Tech Logic promises to deliver the most thoughtful approach to the automation technology issues facing your library today.  Tech Logic is proud to design, manufacture, build and support our solutions from our headquarters in Oakdale, Minnesota.

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