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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].

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].

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].

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].

March 5, 2020

The Library Corporation TLC welcomes the OWLSnet Consortium of Wisconsin. The Library Corporation announced that OWLSnet, a public library consortium consisting of 29 libraries with 49 locations across two library systems in Northeast Wisconsin, has joined the CARL•X family. [Full Announcement].

August 22, 2019

The Library Corporation With surging circulation figures, Berkeley Public Library migrates to TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Corporation announced that Berkeley Public Library in California migrated to the CARL•X integrated library system, taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC offers to customers. [Full Announcement].

July 25, 2019

The Library Corporation The Library Network celebrates a successful year using TLC’s CARL.X. The Library Network in Southeast Michigan successfully migrated to TLC’s CARL.X ILS after 15 years with SirsiDynix Symphony. TLN says that their May 2018 launch of CARL.X in 50 libraries had no major problems or issues, and they checked out over 22,000 items on the first day. [Full Announcement].

February 14, 2019

The Library Corporation Updates to CARL.X, CARL.Connect Discovery and CARL.Connect Staff. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2019

The Library Corporation Berkeley Public Library selects TLC’s CARL as their next ILS. 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. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2018

The Library Corporation The Library Network implements CARL.X. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 19, 2017

The Library Corporation Somerset County Library System of New Jersey implements TLC’S CARL.X. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2017

The Library Corporation Updates to TLC’s CARL Product line announced. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 21, 2017

The Library Corporation The Library Network selects CARL as their next ILS. 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 [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2017

The Library Corporation TLC releases updates to the CARL product line. The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest round of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.5.1, CARL.Connect v1.4.3, CARL.Connect Discovery v3.3, and CARL APIs v1.9. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2017

The Library Corporation Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools Implement CARL.X. The Library Corporation announced that the Nashville Public Library System and Metro Nashville Public Schools are now live on a joint CARL.X integrated library system. NPL migrated from Millennium by Innovative Interfaces Inc., while the Metro Nashville Schools moved to CARL.X from TLC’s Library.Solution for Schools. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2017

The Library Corporation Somerset County Library System of New Jersey selects TLC’s CARL.X ILS. The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has selected TLC’s CARL•X as its next integrated library system after a competitive search of the marketplace and will be taking advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC provides. CARL’s modern, intuitive online catalog and powerful staff interfaces are the perfect choice for SCLSNJ, which circulate close to 3 million items to over 1.5 million annual visitors. [Full Announcement].

May 26, 2017

The Library Corporation TLC Releases CARL.X 9.4.2, CARL.Connect 1.4 and CARL.Connect Discovery 3.2.5. The Library Corporation has announced the availability of their latest round of development for the CARL product line with the release of CARL.X v9.4.2, CARL.Connect v1.4 and CARL.Connect Discovery v3.2.5. [Full Announcement].

March 9, 2017

The Library Corporation Monroe County Library System selects TLC’s CARL ILS after competitive search. The Library Corporation announced that the Monroe County Library System in Rochester, NY has chosen to continue their partnership with TLC by selecting the CARL integrated library system. With this decision, MCLS will remain a valued member of the TLC family that includes thousands of other libraries worldwide using their premium services. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2016

The Library Corporation Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena Consortium extends contract with TLC. The Library Corporation announced that the Solano Partner Libraries and St. Helena (SPLASH) Consortium have extended their CARL.X contract for an additional five years. The libraries of SPLASH have been a longstanding member of the TLC family beginning with their implementation of the CARL•Solution legacy system in 1992. They completed an upgrade to the CARL.X ILS in 2012. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2016

The Library Corporation Broward County Library extends CARL•X contract. The Broward County Library in South Florida has extended their CARL.X contract for an additional three years, The Library Corporation announced this week. As part of this renewal, BCL will be implementing CARL.Connect, TLC’s suite of online, mobile clients and they will be participating as a development partner for the web-based cataloging features of CARL.Connect Collections. [Full Announcement].

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