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April 13, 2021

BiblioCommons Nine new library partnerships formed in the first quarter of 2021. In the first three months of 2021, BiblioCommons formed new partnerships with public libraries across the United States. Newly subscribed libraries include Canton Public Library, Chandler Public Library, East Chicago Public Library, Elk Grove Village Public Library, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Herrick District Library, Kenton County Public Library, Strathcona County Library Board, and Tulsa City-County Library. These libraries are all on different ILSs (Integrated Library Systems.) Each will work closely with the BiblioCommons team to integrate their systems to the BiblioCommons product suite and elevate their online patron experiences. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2017

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Chicago Public Library selects Polaris, joining the growing list of influential urban libraries to become an Innovative Partner. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Chicago Public Library has selected Polaris, joining the growing list of influential urban libraries who have become an Innovative partner. The Library will migrate from a TLC Carl.X system. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2014

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Fifteen Libraries Go Live with Sierra Library Services Platform in One-Month Period. Innovative announced that 15 libraries have gone live with the Sierra Library Services Platform in the most recent four-week period. [Full Announcement].

April 24, 2014

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons launches integrated catalog and website management platform in partnership with Chicago Public Library. BiblioCommons announces a new integrated catalog and website management platform built in partnership with Chicago Public Library. Funded with an investment from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the new Chicago Public Library website launched officially on April 9, and provides library patrons with an integrated and engaging user experience as they browse their library’s collections, services, locations, and events. The new website management platform, BiblioCMS, is built to address a key issue for public libraries: while libraries offer an impressive array of programs, services and collections, the overwhelming majority of library patrons are largely unaware of what is available. This challenge was highlighted by the Pew Research Center in its March 2014 report, “From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers: A typology of public library engagement in America.” Only 23% of those who have used public libraries reported knowing "all or most" of programs offered by libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2005

The Library Corporation Chicago Public Library Awards next-generation ILS contract to The Library Corporation. Chicago Public Library has selected The Library Corporation to integrate and install its next generation library system, a project valued at over $13.8 million. The Next Generation Library System will be built on the CARL.X open technology foundation. CARL.X is the result of a multi-year re-engineering project based on TLC’s CARL.Solution. [Full Announcement].

December 16, 2004

WebFeat. Chicago Public Library Launches Find It! Search Tool Powered by WebFeat. The Chicago Public Library unveiled the library’s new Find It! next-generation online researching software. Find It!, the result of a collaboration between Chicago Public Library and WebFeat, is designed to help patrons search the Library’s vast holdings and research databases simultaneously. [Full Announcement].

June 2000

April 21, 1998

The Library Corporation TLC's turnkey, fully integrated automation systerm Library.Solution now contracted for installation by 92 libraries. The Library Corporation announced that the company''s turnkey, fully integrated library automation system, Library.Solution, has been selected for use by nine additional libraries, bringing the total number of contracted installations to 92. [Full Announcement].