Library Technology Guides

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February 6, 2024

The Library Corporation CLCD and The Library Corporation forge innovative partnership to empower school districts with Class-Shelf. CLCD, a leading provider of comprehensive children's literature resources, announced a strategic partnership with The Library Corporation. This innovative collaboration marks a pivotal moment, with the shared goal of enhancing integration and expanding access to CLCD's cutting-edge products, including the revolutionary Class-Shelf Plus. [Full Announcement].

January 30, 2024

The Library Corporation TeachingBooks and The Library Corporation announce new collaboration offering easy access to engaging PreK-12 literature resources. TeachingBooks and The Library Corporation announced a collaboration to provide one-click access to a collection of book-specific resources designed to enrich the reading experience, directly from the school library catalog. Students and teachers using TLC's LS2 PAC or LS2 Kids catalogs, within Library.Solution for Schools, can now easily discover and instantly use TeachingBooks' vast and affordable digital collection of resources that encourage engagement and connection to more than 90,000 books for children and young adults. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2024

The Library Corporation TLC's ITS.MARC Cataloging Service receives another Platinum Award. The Library Corporation received another platinum distinction for ITS.MARC in LibraryWorks' tenth annual Modern Library Awards. With access to over 82.9 million records, including both bibliographic and authority records, TLC's online copy cataloging has provided a noteworthy alternative to records provided directly from the book vendor. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation TLC honored with second Platinum Award for School-Focused Integrated Library System. The Library Corporation received a multiyear platinum distinction in LibraryWorks' tenth annual Modern Library Awards for Library.Solution for Schools. TLC is chiefly honored to receive two perfect scores. The schools-focused integrated library system (ILS) stands out not only for its functionality, but also and especially for the unmatched quality of service delivered by TLC. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2023

The Library Corporation TLC Celebrates 50 Years in Libraries. Founded in 1974, The Library Corporation celebrates 50 years in business in 2024! TLC has remained a beacon of excellence in library technology since it was founded by the family that still owns and operates the company today. To mark this monumental milestone and honor the library professionals who contributed through the years, TLC will host multiple celebrations throughout the year. As a woman-owned, privately held company, TLC has remained true to its values of providing cutting-edge solutions, while upholding patron privacy and integrity. Being privately held ensures that TLC's focus is always on the needs of libraries and the communities they serve. [Full Announcement].

October 6, 2023

The Library Corporation Latest CARL.Solution release introduces much-anticipated features. The Library Corporation announced the latest release of the CARL.Solution integrated library system. Based directly on their feedback, customers will enjoy a redesigned interface in CARL.Connect Staff, new Holds Management functionality, and the addition of PayPal as an eCommerce option for CARL.Connect Discovery Desktop and Mobile. Development also focused on updates to existing functionality and emerging needs and priorities. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation TLC Toasts to 50 Years at AASL 2023. The Library Corporation invites attendees of AASL 2023 to visit Booth #623 for a sparkling cider toast in honor of the company's 50th anniversary. The annual American Association of School Librarians conference will take place October 19-21, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. In addition to this milestone commemoration, TLC will showcase their industry-leading district report options and Chromebook-ready library app. Library Superhero t-shirts will also be given away at the booth while supplies last. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2023

The Library Corporation Pickens County Library System makes the switch to TLC. The Pickens County Library System now has better reporting, collection curation, and staff operations after switching to the Library.Solution integrated library system from The Library Corporation. Over the summer, TLC completed migration services for the four-site South Carolina library system from the SirsiDynix Horizon ILS. [Full Announcement].

September 26, 2023

The Library Corporation Logan Library finds seamless connections with TLC. Logan Library is now using Library.Solution as its integrated library system and TLC.Go! for its mobile app from The Library Corporation (TLC). TLC completed the migration services from the SirsiDynix ILS for the high-circulating single-site library earlier this year. The library is looking forward to taking advantage of the seamless connection between the ILS and mobile app. [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2023

The Library Corporation Momentum Continues to Build for TLC.Go! Mobile App. Launched in 2021, TLC.Go! allows Android and iOS users the ability to manage their library account, place holds, renew items, and access library resources, all at their fingertips. At a branch, the app provides easy access to a digital library card and tools for contactless service. Borrowers can check out by scanning the item barcode or tapping the smartphone near the RFID tag. Library staff can also enjoy the highly configurable Content Management System allowing for changes in logos, colors, menu layouts, and more. The newest version of the app, released earlier this year, showcases exciting features including an updated user interface, reading tracker, Chromebook support, and 30 language options. With the addition of Chromebook support in the latest release, TLC anticipates a higher adoption rate across school districts. Additional features will continue to roll out in 2023 and beyond. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2023

The Library Corporation TLC.Go! mobile app releases much-anticipated new features. The Library Corporation announced the latest version of TLC.Go! is now available to customers. The feature-rich mobile app allows patrons to gain access to Library and Media resources using their CARL.Solution, Library.Solution, and Library.Solution for Schools integrated library systems in the public, K-12, and academic library markets. The newest version showcases exciting features including an updated user interface, reading tracker, Chromebook support, and additional language options. [Full Announcement].

August 8, 2023

The Library Corporation TLC Partners with MessageBee for enhanced messaging integration for Library.Solution customers. The Library Corporation announced a new partnership with MessageBee by Unique Management Services. With MessageBee, Library.Solution customers can now turn correspondence, such as arrived hold or overdue notices, into personalized messages to send to patrons through recorded or voice-to-text phone notifications. This effort continues a TLC tradition of creating partnerships across the industry, including with vendors such as Patron Point, in order to provide library staff and patrons alike with better text and email notices, customization options, SMTP services, and more. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2023

The Library Corporation La Porte County Public Library keeps innovating with move to CARL.Solution. The Library Corporation announced the completed implementation of the CARL.Solution integrated library system for La Porte County Public Library in La Porte, Indiana. TLC completed migration services for the eight-site library earlier in the year to facilitate partnerships with their local schools, implement native self-check software, and provide sleek new searching capabilities. [Full Announcement].

July 18, 2023

The Library Corporation TLC commits to Eastwick College's success with Library.Solution. Eastwick College has successfully completed its first academic school year using Library.Solution from The Library Corporation as its new integrated library system. TLC's user-friendly interface, staff solutions, and outstanding customer support, coupled with an enthusiastic peer recommendation, swayed the library to choose TLC over other vendors after CyberTools ceased operation last year. TLC completed migration services for the library in Ramsey, New Jersey, earlier in the year. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2023

The Library Corporation TLC and Tech Logic share Libraries Are Essential messaging at ALA. The Library Corporation (TLC) and Tech Logic invite attendees of the American Library Association (ALA) summer user conference who believe Libraries are Essential to visit Booth #4516/4616. The companies will be exhibiting June 23-26, 2023, at the conference in Chicago, Illinois, and are encouraging attendees to see how libraries are supported by their essential services. T-shirts with the “Libraries are Essential” phrase will also be given away at the booth while supplies last. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2023

The Library Corporation Libraries are Essential: says TLC at Texas Library Association Booth #1601. The Library Corporation invites attendees of the Texas Library Association annual user conference who believe Libraries are Essential to visit TLC at Booth #1601. TLC will be exhibiting April 19-21, 2023, at the conference in Austin, Texas, and encourages attendees to see how TLC supports library initiatives. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2023

The Library Corporation Ardmore Public Library (OK) saves time with its new ILS from TLC. Ardmore Public Library is now using the Library.Solution integrated library system from The Library Corporation. TLC welcomed Ardmore to its family of libraries last fall, completing the migration services for the single-site library from its previous Polaris system. The library was able to use its Choice Partners membership to select TLC's entirely web-based platform. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2023

The Library Corporation Middlesex School (MA) launches TLC.Go! Mobile App. The Library Corporation announced its first implementation of TLC.Go! as a school library mobile app solution. At the start of the fall semester, students attending Middlesex School, an independent secondary school near Concord, Massachusetts, began accessing their favorite Warburg Library services and other school resources via Android or iOS. TLC.Go!'s seamless integration with the library's automation system, Library.Solution for Schools, made for a smooth implementation. [Full Announcement].

February 6, 2023

The Library Corporation Vienna Public Library launches NovelBranch Library Kiosk at Grand Central Mall. Vienna Public Library is launching its first NovelBranch mini-library kiosk this month, outside the JCPenney at Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia. By establishing a secondary presence in the community, in a place already frequented by many patrons, the library will be able to expand its outreach services and welcome new users. Cardholders can check out items using the self-service book kiosk thanks to a seamless connection to VPL's integrated library system, Library.Solution from The Library Corporation. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2023

The Library Corporation Waukee Public Library System (IA) launches TLC.Go! Mobile App. The Library Corporation announced that the Waukee Public Library is live with TLC.Go! -- the latest mobile app solution provided by TLC. Those who live in and around Waukee, Iowa, can now access their favorite library services via Android and iOS, thanks to a seamless connection between TLC.Go! and WPL's integrated library system, Library.Solution. [Full Announcement].

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