Library Technology Guides

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April 9, 2021

Patron Point Los Angeles Public Library (CA) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Los Angeles Public Library has chosen its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic plan marketing efforts. The Los Angeles Public Library has selected Patron Point to help enhance the marketing and promotion of its services and programs, allowing it to connect directly with an ever-expanding list of more 500,000 patrons who have signed up to receive digital communications from the library. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2020

OCLC Los Angeles Public Library selects CapiraCurbside to facilitate reopenings of its locations. CapiraCurbside, a web based, mobile friendly platform curbside library reservation platform, will help facilitate the reopening at 50 locations of the Los Angeles Public Library. LAPL is among the latest libraries to sign on to use the curbside platform. Since its launch on June 1, CapiraCurbside has added over 300 individual library customers, with more than 250,000 reservations created in its first two months of operation. [Full Announcement].

October 16, 2019

Capira Technologies. Los Angeles Public Library partners with Capira Technologies to engage patrons with a new mobile app solution. Capira Technologies continues to expand its growing list of library clients with a new partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library system—which represents the largest population in the nation - more than 4 million people —has signed on to begin the development of a custom mobile library app to better engage LAPL's patrons. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2016

Gale Group First graduating class receives diplomas and career certificates through innovative program at Los Angeles Public Library. The first graduating class of 28 students received their high school diplomas through Career Online High School (COHS), an innovative program offered through the Los Angeles Public Library. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2015

The Library Corporation The Los Angeles Public Library implements the SocialFlow media management service. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is the first CARL customer to implement SocialFlow, the leading social media publishing platform used for the distribution and optimization of content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.Earlier this year, The Library Corporation joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. SocialFlow can optimize the social media presence of any library regardless of its automation system, and TLC is the only library vendor to offer such a service. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2015

The Library Corporation CARL.Connect expands to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System. The Library Corporation has announced that the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City have purchased CARL.Connect, TLC’s newest integrated library systems product. These libraries will join the Monroe County Library System in New York and the Contra Costa County Library in California, who have implemented CARL.Connect for providing a flexible, platform independent solution to their staff functions. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2014

The Library Corporation Los Angeles Public Library selects CARL.X for the future. The Library Corporation announced that the Los Angeles Public Library has extend their CARLX contract for an additional four years. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2008

SirsiDynix County of Los Angeles Public Library implements SirsiDynix Symphony. SirsiDynix announced that the County of Los Angeles Public Library has successfully installed and begun operations using the SirsiDynix Symphony Library Management System, the SirsiDynix iBistro e-Library supporting multiple languages, SirsiDynix Director’s Station analytical tool, self-check solutions and other solutions. [Full Announcement].

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].

September 3, 2004

The Library Corporation TLC Implements the Online Selection Assistant at LAPL. The Los Angeles Public Library has streamlined its acquisitions management process by purchasing the Online Selection Assistant. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2001

The Library Corporation CARLweb Japanese introduced by TLC/CARL. TLC/CARL announced that the company has introduced a Japanese language version of CARLweb -- a Web-based public access interface that provides an easy-to-use gateway to a library''s OPAC, other Z39.50 catalogs, external Web sites and electronic resources. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2001

The Library Corporation CARL's IMDS Completes Evolution To CARL.Solution: major public libraries including Baltimore County, Denver & Los Angeles up and running. LC/CARL announced that the company''s premier automation and management system for large public libraries and consortia has been renamed CARL.Solution. The new name represents the culmination of TLC and CARL''s effort to mine the deep functionality of the classic CARL system using intuitive graphical interfaces. [Full Announcement].

June 2000