DENVER (March 7, 2012) – The Solano, Napa, and Partners Library Consortium (SNAP), headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., has upgraded to CARL.X, The Library Corporation's next-generation library system designed for high-volume, customer-focused libraries. The consortium, which had used TLC's CARL.Solution ILS since 1992, introduced its new automation system to the public on Feb. 21.
Deputy Director Lynne Williams said, "Through the migration process, the TLC staff worked closely with our team and, as a result, we have experienced the smoothest and most trouble-free migration in our history. With CARL.X, we have moved into an era of expanded and personalized services for both our partner libraries and their customers."
The library communities of Solano and Napa counties now have access to the complete suite of TLC's next-generation LS2 products for CARL.X. LS2 PAC provides a graphical interface to the library collections that can be customized to feature a particular library's or branch's collections. LS2 Kids offers streamlined accesses for the consortium's youngest library users through defined subject categories and series. LS2 Mobile gives iPhone and Android smart-phone users the ability to search the library catalog and check their account status from anywhere at any time. With this upgrade to CARL.X, SNAP's academic partners also have access to the latest developments in the Academic Reserves module.
"We are thankful for the close partnership with Solano, Napa, and Partners Library Consortium staff. This partnership aided in the smooth migration and transition for their patrons and libraries," said Paul Leppert, vice president and managing director of TLC Denver. "We continue to be pleased that our long-standing customers put their trust in us and we believe our CARL.X platform will serve them well into the future."
The Solano, Napa, and Partners Library Consortium is a partnership of five public and two academic libraries located in Solano and Napa counties in northern California. The system offers its 257,000 patrons over 1.2 million items with an annual circulation of 2.9 million.
The Library Corporation is a family-owned, GSA-certified company founded in 1974 to create technology for libraries and school districts of all sizes. TLC's library automation, cataloging, and selection and acquisition products include Library.Solution, Library.Solution for Schools, CARL.X, LS2 PAC, LS2 Kids, LS2 Mobile, BiblioFile, and ITS.MARC – all backed by an unparalleled level of customer support and assistance.