INWOOD, W.Va. (Feb. 15, 2011) – The Anchorage School District has implemented The Library Corporation's Library.Solution for Schools automation system.
"I've been really pleased with the system," said Ann Morgester, head of the district's Library Department. "We have had an amazingly positive response from the students."
With 49,000 students, nearly 100 educational facilities, and more than 1.3 million library titles, the school district that serves Alaska's largest city needed a proven automation solution. Library.Solution for Schools delivers intuitive and customizable interfaces, Web-based circulation, hundreds of preformatted reports, real-time inventory tools, and requires minimal system administration.
Morgester said students from kindergarten through 12th grade have a high degree of interactivity with the system because they are able to independently explore age-appropriate library catalogs, add book reviews, create and share lists of favorite titles, and rate the latest arrivals in their school libraries. This level of student interaction was not available with the district's previous system, she said.
The Anchorage School District chose its new library automation system in April 2010 following a competitive RFP process, and implementation took place later in the year. TLC's automation solutions were selected, Morgester said, because "We felt it was more forward-thinking on the Web 2.0 side." The district also was impressed with TLC's practice of updating and enhancing its products "frequently as opposed to once or twice a year," she said.
TLC was founded in 1974 to create technology for libraries and school districts of all sizes, including some of the busiest libraries in the world. TLC's library automation, cataloging, and selection and acquisition products include Library.Solution, CARL.X, LS2 PAC, LS2 Kids, LS2 Mobile, Textbook Management and Asset Tracking, BiblioFile, and ITS.MARC – all backed by an unparalleled level of customer support and assistance.