INWOOD, W.Va. (January 24, 2018) - The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to announce that Library.Solution 5.0 has received a prestigious Platinum award in LibraryWorks' fourth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) for its LS2 Cataloging Module.
"Receiving the MLA Platinum Award confirms that TLC is successfully building on our legacy of Solutions for Libraries," said TLC CEO Annette Harwood Murphy. "This innovative product is an entirely new way of viewing the cataloging process. We sincerely thank LibraryWorks and the Judges for this award."
TLC's LS2 Cataloging is the next step in the evolution of cataloging for the modern library. LS2 Cataloging moves beyond the constraints of traditional record editing and supports a diversity of users enabling them to quickly and accurately describe library resources without extensive training in specific standards. LS2 Cataloging increases organizational efficiencies and standardizes metadata entry, where applicable. LS2 Cataloging's simple, yet powerful workflows are designed to facilitate a higher quality search and discovery experience for patrons with less staff effort.
Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, "TLC has a legacy of firsts in the library industry. Achievements such as the first CD-ROM technology to be used for the storage of data, the first online PAC using the web, and the first RDA conversion service. This award highlights the amazing journey of TLC, and the company's strong support of the library community throughout its history."
The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services. Each judge scored LS2 Cataloging on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions designed to evaluate functionality, value, and customer service.
TLC has received back-to-back Modern Library Awards, following their 2017 Gold Award for the Carl.Connect Mobile Discovery platform.
About The Library Corporation
TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise hardware and software solutions to public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. TLC's SmartTECH offers products for your Makerspace and STEAM programs with a collection of premium brands that provide your library with a single source to meet all your technology needs. TLC's cumulative products are deployed in more than 1,100 organizations, representing over 5,500 locations in North America. TLC is certified by the U.S. General Services Administration, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. TLC's Headquarters is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Minnesota, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada. To learn more, visit TLCdelivers.com.
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About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.