INWOOD, WV October 7, 2002 -Library.Solution, the Library Corporation's (TLC's) integrated library system, has become an increasingly popular choice for libraries in New Jersey
One New Jersey library that recently opted for Library.Solution is Berkeley Heights Public Library, which will upgrade from an epixtech Dynix system. The library's choice of Library.Solution demonstrates what libraries need and expect from today's automation systems.
Berkeley Heights Director Stephanie Bakos said upgrading to Library.Solution is "the most positive move to a new system. We watched demos of three systems and Library.Solution is the most user-friendly for staff and public. Patrons can just walk up and search - it has a very friendly appearance and terminology," she explained.
"Berkeley Heights Public Library is finally ready for the 2000's! (In our library) Internet and library automation have never been fully 'introduced' to each other. They were always two separate functions. We are ready to both expand and streamline -- it's quite a trick to do both with one vendor!" she explained..
The library's new catalog will include Kid's Catalog Web, a TLC's children's online interface with over 20,000 Web links. "Everybody is looking forward to all of Kid's Catalog Web's bells and whistles," Ms. Bakos said.
The new contract with TLC also calls for the installation of Library.Acquire, TLC's acquisitions module. Library.Acquire offers libraries the Online Selection Assistant, a "selection cart" tool that enables easy collection enrichment.
Some other New Jersey libraries using Library.Solution are: Berkeley College, West Peterson; Clark Public Library, Garwood Free Public Library, Garwood; New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick; New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence; South Orange Public Library, South Orange; Hillside Public Library, Hillside; Christopher & Dana Reeves Paralysis Resource Center, Short Hills; and Clarence Dillon Public Library, Bedminster.
Library.Solution is used by some of the busiest libraries in the country, including Corvallis-Benton County Public Library in Oregon, which circulates 1.5 million items annually. It's a turnkey automation solution that utilizes an Oracle database.
TLC recently released version 3.0 of Library.Solution. Some of the Version 3.0 enhancements include: email notification of arrived holds and overdue notices; a collection agency module; multiple thesauri support for subject authority control; the ability to limit searches to recently arrived titles; remote patron authentication; search history; and collection masking.