INWOOD, WV, July 18, 2000--The Library Corporation (TLC), a leading innovator in library automation and cataloging technology, today announced it has developed a Java interface for the Library.Solution circulation module-TLC's highly-advanced integrated automation system-which it expects to make generally available later this year.
The new approach frees libraries to utilize any platform--Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux or other--for circulation terminals rather than migrate to one platform. By operating the new module as a web-based application, libraries need only employ an NT server to run the application. End-user terminals simply require a web browser to provide full access to the library's circulation information. With the application running on the server, system requirements of workstations--RAM & hard drive space--are minimal, enabling the use of existing equipment.
"The economical benefits of TLC's Java interface are clear: libraries won't be required to cast aside older equipment and purchase new computer systems as long as their terminals support web browsers," stated Annette Bakhtiar, President and CEO at The Library Corporation. Continued Ms. Bakhtiar, "An added advantage is that the interface can be modified by library staff. In addition, the web-based application allows TLC more flexibility in customizing user interfaces."
Concluded Ms. Bakhtiar, "TLC strives to bring the most advanced integrated automation services to libraries of all sizes and budgets. The Java interface offers a compelling advantage to libraries with legacy equipment who will not have to replace PC's to enjoy cutting-edge automation."
About The Library Corporation (TLC)
The Library Corporation, headquartered in Inwood, West Virginia, was founded 26 years ago and has a singular mission: to enhance the library experience for librarians and their patrons.
For more information, visit TLC online at: www.TLCdelivers.com or call (800) 325-7759.