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January 10, 2005

The Library Corporation Los Angeles Public Library signs new agreement for Carl.Solution products and services. Los Angeles Public Library has signed a new agreement with TLC for its integrated library system, CARL.Solution. The agreement is for three years, with seven one-year extensions. The library has used the CARL system since 1993. [Full Announcement].

May 07, 2003

The Library Corporation TLC and Denver Public Library form new Partnership. The Library Corporation and the Denver Public Library have partnered to operate and maintain DPL''s CARL.Solution system. [Full Announcement].

March 7, 2001

The Library Corporation CARL Library Automation System selected by Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand. The Library Corporation and CARL Corporation, jointly announced that CARL has been selected as the preferred vendor and will enter into contract negotiation with Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand. The Wellington RFP was awarded following a year-long process in which CARL competed against four other well-known library automation companies. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation CARL releases enhanced version of CARLweb: book jacket images & tables of contents available via CARL's PAC; product links to TLC's Interlibrary Loan Software Program. The Library Corporation and CARL Corporation, jointly announced the release of CARLweb 3.6, a robust new version of the public access catalog (PAC) portion of CARL''s IMDS automation system. Major new features include book jacket images & tables of contents available via CARL''s PAC. The product links to TLC''s Interlibrary Loan Software Program. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2000

The Library Corporation Both TLC and CARL Brand Names to be Featured in Expanded Company in Combined Company to Provide Unprecedented Level of Library Automation & Cataloging Services to Libraries of All Sizes & Types. The Library Corporation announced that it has acquired CARL Corporation, a Denver-based developer of technologically advanced solutions used by many of the very largest public libraries in the U.S. and around the world. The combination of TLC and CARL brings together two, well-established companies that share a common vision for excellence in library automation services, yet historically have served considerably different market segments. [Full Announcement].

July 3, 2000

The Library Corporation The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the acquisition of The CARL Corporation. The Library Corporation announces the acquisition of The CARL Corporation, a leading developer of visionary, technologically advanced solutions for all types of libraries. Established over 20 years, ago CARL is the creator of the CARL System, which is used in over 1,000 libraries of different types at 37 sites. CARL offers a number of other products, including DIALOG@CARL, CARLweb, UnCover, Everybody''s Catalog, Kid''s Catalog, Everybody''s Menu Builder, and Gateway Server products and services that include Z39.50 client/server technology. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation TLC unveils Java interface for Library.Solution circulation module to permit platform independence and flexibility: java version of automated circulation program liberates libraries from platform & system constraints. The Library Corporation announced it has developed a Java interface for the Library.Solution circulation module, which it expects to make generally available later this year. The new approach frees libraries to utilize any platform—Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux or other— for circulation terminals rather than migrate to one platform. [Full Announcement].

June 2000

June 1, 2000

The Library Corporation IMDS Acquisitions. [Full Announcement].

July 28, 1999

Carl Corporation. CARL System Live at Singapore National Library: CARL's client/server automation system and multilingual OPACs meet the challenge of NLB's record-setting target transaction goals. CARL Corporation implements the CARL Information Management and Delivery System at the National Library Board of Singapore''s 58 public library branches on July 8. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 1999

Carl Corporation. Sara Johnson Appointed COO of CARL Corporation. CARL Corporation appoints of Sara Johnson as Chief Operating Officer. Johnson , a 20 year veteran of library automation, will assume responsibility for business, finance, and administrative functions within the company. [Full Announcement].

October 20, 1997

Carl Corporation. CARL Corporation debuts new interfaces: staff GUIs built for productivity, workflow. CARL Corporation has announced the development of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for three staff modules of the CARL System: Circulation, Acquisitions, and Serials. These three client modules—planned for release in early 1998—complement CARL''s graphical cataloging utility, ITS for CARL, to provide an integrated suite of graphical interfaces to library management functions. [Full Announcement].

May 16, 1997

Carl Corporation. CARL Corporation to provide IKIOSK. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 1993

Carl Corporation. Carl Systems renamed CARL Corporation. [Full Announcement].