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June 25, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is poised to release CARL.Connect 1.3 later this month, which will further enhance the library patron and staff experience.

June 16, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Dallas Independent School District is utilizing social media to engage and communicate with its community, and it relies on the SocialFlow media management service to ensure that messages are shared in optimal fashion.

April 15, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has announced that the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City have purchased CARL.Connect, TLC’s newest integrated library systems product. These libraries will join the Monroe County Library System in New York and the Contra Costa County Library in California, who have implemented CARL.Connect for providing a flexible, platform independent solution to their staff functions.

April 7, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of CARL.Connect 1.2. CARL customers are taking advantage of the patron driven services that have been a heavy focus for the product. This latest general release puts even more flexibility in the library patrons’ hands and provides for a more proactive customer experience. Paramount to the CARL•Connect 1.2 release is the availability of a paperless registration process, allowing library staff to capture and store a signature while signing up a new patron. This streamlined process presents customizable library policy information, and a signature canvas, eliminating the need for paper forms and tiresome data entry. Libraries can complete the registration on the patron’s terms, whether they are in the library or out in the community. Upon completion of the registration, patrons will have immediate access to their digital library card and can begin enjoying library services instantly.

March 25, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation celebrated its 40th year of business by adding new customers, renewing relationships with long-time customers, and bolstering its offerings to public, school, academic, and special libraries.

March 19, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Four libraries in South Dakota will implement The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. TLC already serves more than 4,500 libraries worldwide, but these are the first South Dakota libraries to partner with the company.

March 10, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution and Library.Solution for Schools automation systems now feature Reading Level Integration enhancements that are garnering accolades from media specialists and students.TLC's improved Reading Level Integration is a powerful service that pulls data directly from Lexile and Accelerated Reader vendors and associates by ISBN for display in LS2 Staff, LS2 PAC, and LS2 Kids - modules included with every Library.Solution and Library.Solution for Schools ILS. This means school and public library catalogs automatically include the most current reading level data while reducing the time it takes to catalog that information. TLC’s Reading Level Integration also has robust searching capabilities so users can search by an individual reading level or a specified range and see the information directly in their search results.

February 12, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Following a competitive bid process, the Hawaii State Department of Education selected The Library Corporation to provide library automation services for its network of 289 public and charter schools.

January 21, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. SocialFlow is the leading social network distribution and optimization platform in the United States, providing a service that analyzes a customer’s real-time conversational data within their social streams and automatically delivers relevant social media content to the right audience at the right time for maximum engagement. SocialFlow can optimize the social media presence of any library regardless of its automation system, and TLC is the only library vendor to offer such a service.

January 13, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The library entrusted to serve the military personnel and their families at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has enlisted TLC to provide its automation services. Personnel with the 11th Force Support Squadron, which operates the library at the U.S. Air Force facility near Washington, D.C., recently contracted with The Library Corporation to serve base residents with the Library.Solution ILS.

December 17, 2014

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Los Angeles Public Library has extend their CARLX contract for an additional four years.

December 9, 2014

(The Library Corporation) Following an intense bidding process, Dallas Independent School District has selected The Library Corporation for a third consecutive time, continuing a relationship that has blossomed since 2003. Additionally, Dallas ISD is adding SocialFlow to its TLC service agreement, making it the first public school district in the world to implement the popular social media management system.

December 3, 2014

(The Library Corporation) TLC has announced a partnership with Quipu Group. This integration will make library implementation of Quipu Group’s eCARD patron registration and verification service simple and efficient, with the use of updated CARL.X web service API offerings. Using address verification and standardization, eCARD is able to grant or block registration based on address data. An additional feature of eCARD is its self-service patron registration interface, which not only allows for greater patron privacy, but also frees up library staff. Using real-time registration, verified patrons can begin using their new account immediately. Library card registration can also be done remotely, for added patron convenience.

December 2, 2014

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Certification gives TLC the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC corporate members and government agencies.

November 20, 2014

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced today that the lyndaLibrary suite of online learning resources from lynda.com is now SIP2-certified for the CARL.X Integrated Library System. CARL.X libraries that have purchased a subscription to lyndaLibrary’s comprehensive collection of web-based training courses will now be able to offer their communities a full and seamless integration experience. Library patrons can link to the vast array of educational videos directly through CARL.X’s LS2 PAC online catalog in the comfort of their own home, or anywhere with an internet connection.

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