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February 14, 2019

(The Library Corporation) TLC announced the release of CARL.X version 9.6.3, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4.5, and CARL.Connect Staff version 1.5.3. These releases continue TLC’s trend of providing user-centered solutions to both library users and library staff. Each update removes barriers to service, and empowers libraries to connect with their unique communities.

January 24, 2019

(The Library Corporation) TLC announced that Berkeley Public Library in California chose CARL.X as their next integrated library system, taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC offers its customers.

January 11, 2019

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announces the release of Library.Solution version 5.4.1. This new release includes many features in the ILS, most noteworthy the ease of use with batch editing in cataloging. Batch editing has been simplified by making titles and items editable with a drop-down menu for TLC's web-based, award winning software, LS2 Cataloging.

November 30, 2018

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the release of CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4. CARL.Connect Discovery is a native discovery service that is distinguished by a focus on user experience. This round of development concentrated on solutions that improve the usefulness of the library catalog for both patrons and staff. To that end, v3.4 brings the highly anticipated FRBRized discovery experience to CARL libraries, and provides new visibility to library collections with updates to the CARL.Connect Discovery Search Engine Optimization (SEO) features.

August 20, 2018

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce our latest product updates with the release of CARL.X v9.6, CARL.Connect Staff v1.5, and CARL.X APIs v1.9.3.

July 20, 2018

(The Library Corporation) Building upon innovations introduced with Library.Solution v5.0, which included the award winning LS2 Cataloging, TLC continues its push to remove the complexities and inefficiencies library staff face daily by legacy ILS systems. With the release of Library.Solution v5.3.1, libraries can utilize all new features, such as Item Spaces, the reinvented Fast Add Cataloging, and improved item visibility and access rules for multi-branch libraries, school districts and library consortia.

June 22, 2018

(The Library Corporation) he Library Corporation is pleased to announce the hire of Monique Sendze as Director of Technology Strategy. Sendze joins the TLC and CARL.X team with formidable library and technology experience, operating in the industry for nearly 20 years.

June 20, 2018

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that The Library Network, a coalition of 50 public libraries in Southeast Michigan, has migrated to TLC’s CARL.X ILS. The Library Network used SirsiDynix Symphony as their ILS for the past 15 years. However, TLC’s success with large library systems—and reputation to treat customers as partners—convinced TLN stakeholders, who unanimously agreed to make TLC their ILS provider for the future.

March 20, 2018

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has partnered with Mackin Educational Resources, merging MackinVIA eRe ource platform services with TLC’s Library.Solution ILS. Released on March 8th, the integration of MackinVIA and Library•Solution’s Public Access Catalog begins a partnership that unifies MackinVIA's capabilities with TLC’s customer base.

February 9, 2018

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation and Turing Tumble have agreed to a strategic partnership, bringing the marble-powered computer – The Turing Tumble – to the library and school market. The Turing Tumble is the latest addition to TLC’s lineup of innovative and engaging TLC.SmartTECH STEM offerings.

January 28, 2018

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Library.Solution 5.0 has received a prestigious Platinum award in LibraryWorks’ fourth annual Modern Library Awards for its LS2 Cataloging Module.

December 19, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey has successfully migrated to the fully hosted service model of the CARL.X ILS. SCLSNJ serves over 188k residents within their 15 member communities and circulates close to 3 million items annually. They are looking forward to working with TLC to strengthen the offerings that they provide to their staff and patrons.

December 7, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest ound of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.5.2, CARL.Connect v1.4.4, CARL.Connect Discovery v3.3.5, and CARL APIs v1.9.1.

November 28, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the release of Library.Solution v5.0 which introduces LS2 Cataloging, the new web-based cataloging module. TLC designed LS2 Cataloging from the ground up to enable quality, efficient, accurate cataloging by library staff across a wide range of experience levels with cataloging standards and techniques.

October 21, 2017

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that The Library Network, serving 75 libraries in Southeast Michigan, has selected CARL.X as their next integrated library system. Key to TLN's selection of TLC are the company's strong development partnerships, intuitive online public access catalog, and CARL's close-knit customer base

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