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The Library Corporation

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Research Park
Inwood, West Virginia 25428-9733
United States
Toll free: 325-7759
Phone: 304-229-0100
Fax: 304-229-0295
Web site: http://www.tlcdelivers.com
Email: info@TLCdelivers.com


Board of Directors

  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations

Executives

  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations
  • Calvin Whittington -- Director of Finance and Administration
  • Paul Leppert -- Vice President -- Managing Director TLC Denver
  • Bradley Cole -- Director of Sales

Company Ownership


Library automation systems

The Library Corporation offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Library.Solution (806 libraries, 3783 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 558
    Academic libraries: 100
    School libraries: 89
    182 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (35 libraries, 316 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 32
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 0
    11 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (3 libraries, 4 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 1
    483 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 4103 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by The Library Corporation.


Corporate Chronology

Apr 1, 2005   The Library Corporation acquires TechLogic.
Jan 12, 2001   The Library Corporation launches YouSeeMore.
Jul 3, 2000   The Library Corporation acquires Carl Corporation.
1995   The Library Corporation launches ITS.for Windows.
1987   The Library Corporation launches The Intelligent Catalog.
Jun 1985   Eyring Research Institute, Inc. founds Eyring Library Systems to market Carl.
1985   TLC launches BiblioFile.
1978   Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries founded.
1974   The Library Corporation founded by Brower Murphy and Annette Murphy.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

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Breeding, Marshall, Information Today (September 2000). The Library Corporation acquires CARL Corporation

The consolidation of the library automation marketplace continues with the acquisition of CARL Corp. by The Library Corporation (TLC). In this development, TLC expands its presence from small and medium-sized libraries to the very largest libraries and library consortia. CARL Corp. will be wholly owned by TLC, though its name will continue to be used in the combined company. The marketing, sales, support, and development of CARL's products and services will continue largely unchanged from its Denver facilities.



The Library Corporation News

Sunday Jul 5, 2015

All 291 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

10 most recent items:


June 25, 2015. CARL.Connect Circulation 1.3 Release expands patron registration management and search options. The Library Corporation is poised to release CARL.Connect 1.3 later this month, which will further enhance the library patron and staff experience. <<more>>


June 16, 2015. Social media a potent tool for libraries. 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. <<more>>


April 15, 2015. CARL.Connect expands to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System. 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. <<more>>


April 7, 2015. CARL.Connect 1.2 released: circulation re-imagined for the 21st century library. 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. <<more>>


March 25, 2015. TLC’s solid 2014 sets stage for prosperous 2015. 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. <<more>>


March 19, 2015. South Dakota libraries select TLC. 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. <<more>>


March 10, 2015. TLC’s enhanced Reading Level Integration elicits praise. 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. <<more>>


February 12, 2015. Hawaii schools say aloha to TLC. 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. <<more>>


January 21, 2015. TLC providing SocialFlow media publishing service to library marketplace. 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. <<more>>


January 13, 2015. Joint Base Andrews enlists TLC’s services. 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. <<more>>