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June 14, 2021

The Library Corporation Medaille College Returns to the TLC Family. Students are not the only ones returning home this summer, as Medaille College returns to The Library Corporation for the first time since 2008. Medaille College recently implemented Library.Solution, TLC's 100 percent web-based Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2021

The Library Corporation The Library Corporation Implements First Library•Solution Version 5.x in the Philippines. Earlier this month, Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) upgraded their Library.Solution library management software to version 5.6.3, part of the next-generation 5.x series. ADDU is the first library in the Philippines using Library.Solution Version 5.x as their Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2021

The Library Corporation Frederick County Public Libraries choose CARL. The Library Corporation announced that Frederick County Public Libraries in Frederick County, Maryland, have chosen the CARL product suite as their next generation Library Management Platform. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2021

The Library Corporation Westminster Public Library Extends Community Outreach with NovelBranch from TLC•SmartTECH. The Library Corporation announced the successful implementation of TLC.SmartTECH's NovelBranch mini library kiosk in collaboration with the Westminster Public Library in Westminster, CO, at two local recreation centers. The library has been delighted to extend community outreach with the NovelBranch units, providing circulating library materials through an easy-to-use, self-service kiosk. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2021

The Library Corporation Lodi Public Library joined The Library Corporation’s (TLC) family of customers. Lodi Public Library recently implemented Library.Solution and joined The Library Corporation and its family of customers. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2021

The Library Corporation Latest CARL features promote library-centric workflows. The Library Corporation (TLC) develops software with an understanding of library workflows and the needs of TLC customers in mind. With the latest product release of the CARL integrated library system, TLC continues to provide features that improve operational efficiency, which can be found in CARL.X version 9.6.8, CARL.Connect Staff version 1.6.4, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.6.2.1 and CARL.X APIs version 1.9.8. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2021

The Library Corporation TLC wins dual Modern Library Award honors. The Library Corporation has added to its impressive list of accomplishments yet again, earning multiple 2021 Modern Library Awards. TLC not only received a Gold Level Award for CARL.Connect Discovery but also the highly distinguished “Service of the Year” Award for TLC.Cloud Services. The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Only customers with experience using these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2021

The Library Corporation TLCs Family of Customers is growing in Indiana. The Library Corporation'continues to expand its family of customers in Indiana with the recent Library.Solution implementation at Plymouth Public Library. [Full Announcement].

December 18, 2020

The Library Corporation Bremen Public Library joins the TLC family. The Library Corporation announced that, in spite of the hurdles and challenges COVID-19 continues to present to the library industry in 2020, TLC's family of customers continues to grow and thrive. The most recent library to join the TLC family is Bremen Public Library. [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2020

The Library Corporation Bremen Public Library Joins the TLC Family. The Library Corporation announced that, in spite of the hurdles and challenges COVID-19 continues to present to the library industry in 2020, TLC's family of customers continues to grow and thrive. The most recent library to join the TLC family is Bremen Public Library. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2020

The Library Corporation TLC completes milestone migration to TLC.Cloud Services. The Library Corporation has completed its fifth customer migration to its latest cloud hosting model: TLC.Cloud Services. Five distinctive library systems from around the country and internationally have partnered with TLC to successfully migrate their integrated library systems into the new cloud platform, with more customers scheduled for migrations later this year and beyond. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2020

The Library Corporation eBiblioFile now serves former RBdigital customers enhanced data. With the recent acquisition of RBdigital by OverDrive, TLC announced that all former RBdigital customers are now eligible to utilize eBiblioFile, an on-demand MARC record service for eBooks and other downloadable titles. This service has been available to OverDrive customers as well as cloudLibrary™ by bibliotheca customers. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2020

The Library Corporation Now Live on CARL.X: OWLSnet Consortia implemented new Iitegrated library system 100% virtually. The newest library system to implement TLC's CARL.X integrated library software is the Outagamie Waupaca Library System's shared automation network (OWLSnet). This library system, which went live on August 17, 2020, is a public library consortium consisting of 29 libraries with 49 locations that stretch across two library systems in northeast Wisconsin. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2020

The Library Corporation Newport News Public Library implements Library.Solution. Newport News Public Library recently joined The Library Corporation family by implementing Library.Solution integrated library system software. Located in Newport News, VA, this 5-location library system has a mission to “connect, inspire, enrich and empower,” which they have continued to do in the middle of a global pandemic. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

The Library Corporation Library.Solution 5.6.1 is here. The Library Corporation's latest major update to Library.Solution was recently released and customers are already complimenting the enhancements and new features found within version 5.6.1 of the Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

August 27, 2020

The Library Corporation CARL Development Centered on Customer Priorities and Innovation. The Library Corporation continuously and consistently develops CARL.X, CARL.Connect Discovery and Mobile, and CARL.Connect Staff, making it the most innovative integrated library system in the industry. TLC's commitment to working alongside customers as development partners fuels development investments TLC continuously makes to the CARL product platform. As a result of this collaboration, CARL.X version 9.6.6, CARL.Connect Staff version 1.6.2, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.6.1 and CARL.X APIs version 1.9.7, are now available. [Full Announcement].

August 4, 2020

The Library Corporation The Library Corporation and Oracle Cloud Deliver Best In Class Cloud Solution. The Library Corporation has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as its commercial public cloud platform. TLC's Library Management Software platforms: CARL.X, Library.Solution, and Library.Solution for Schools, provide their users with an experience built for scalability, high availability, and operational efficiency while supporting the librarians' goal of enhancing the patron's experience with the library. [Full Announcement].

July 21, 2020

The Library Corporation TLC Migrates Large Public Library-School Library Consortium. A TLC data services customer for 30 years, and a Library.Solution customer for over a decade, North Iowa Libraries Collaborating (NILC) moved from Library.Solution 4.2 to the web-based solution Library.Solution 5.5.3. The Library Corporation smoothly migrated the consortium, consisting of 90 public and school library sites. This entirely web-based solution adds the ability of working from anywhere to all of the librarians in the consortium. “We view the migration as a positive step for the consortium and look forward to implementing its additional, new functionalities as time goes on. These provided an incentive for us to migrate to version 5.5.3,” stated Nathan Clark, NILC Coordinator and Director of the Emmetsburg Public Library. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2020

The Library Corporation TLC introduces Syndetics Unbound in Latest Release of Library.Solution. The Library Corporation has brought yet another innovation to the library software marketplace. With the latest release of Library.Solution, TLC will be introducing ProQuest's popular Syndetics Unbound catalog enrichment tool into Library Management Software with a deliberate and unique integration, leveraging the enriched elements for both patron discovery and staff usability. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2020

The Library Corporation TLC's CARL customers rise to the pandemic challenge. TLC's CARL.X Library Management Software customers are a knowledgeable, tight-knit group of libraries who are involved in developing CARL.X products to reflect their emerging needs. The CARL Customer Relations team has recently organized a series of Post-Pandemic group video calls with CARL's libraries to share ideas, strategies, and workflows regarding re-opening and providing curbside or hands-free services. Participants lead the calls and collaborate with a focus on protecting staff and serving patrons effectively. [Full Announcement].

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