The Library Corporation (TLC) has completed its fifth customer migration to its latest cloud hosting model: TLC.Cloud Services. Five distinctive library systems from around the country and internationally have partnered with TLC to successfully migrate their integrated library systems into the new cloud platform, with more customers scheduled for migrations later this year and beyond.
TLC unveiled its third-generation hosting model, TLC.Cloud Services, at its annual user conference in October 2019, with the first customers making the migration as early as February 2020. Prior to the cloud model, TLC's hosted customer data was held in a co-location model, with data services out of Ashburn, Virginia, and outside Denver, Colorado for Library.Solution and CARL.X customers, respectively.
The cloud service hosting platform, provided via Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), adds an extra layer of data security to the already high level of security delivered on the co-location hosting solution. Additional features provided on the OCI platform allow TLC customers more geographic data residency and backup options. Chief Technology Officer for TLC, Justin Duewel-Zahniser, shared that the TLC.Cloud Services solution, "coupled with our policies and procedures and philosophy around handling customer data, gives customers one less thing to worry about as they navigate the 21st century security landscape."
The first five TLC customers using TLC.Cloud Services have ranged distinctively in circulation size, geography, and migration history, and have included the following:
- Los Angeles Public Library
Average Annual Circulation: 18M circs across 73 library branches
Location: Los Angeles, California
Migrated from: Library-Hosted On-Premise Model
- Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Average Annual Circulation: 2.8M circs across 10 library branches
Location: Somerset County, New Jersey
Migrated from: TLC's Denver Co-Location Hosting Model
- Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLSnet)
Average Annual Circulation: 2.4M circs across 29 member libraries / 49 locations
Location: Northeast Wisconsin
Migrated from: New TLC Implementation (Previously III Sierra)
- Sullivan BOCES
Average Annual Circulation: 195k circs across 8 school districts
Location: Sullivan County, New York
Migrated from: TLC's Ashburn Co-Location Hosting Model
- Wellington City Libraries
Average Annual Circulation: 2.5M physical circs across 15 library locations
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Migrated from: City-Vendor Hosting Model
About TLC.Cloud Services
TLC has partnered with Oracle to redefine library hosting services. TLC.Cloud Services utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to provide customers with unmatched control, security, and predictability to deliver high-performance, Cloud-based data hosting services. TLC.Cloud Services is powered by the highly trusted Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and managed by the data and library experts at TLC.
To learn more visit TLCdelivers.com/TLC-Cloud-Services.
About The Library Corporation:
TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise software and hardware solutions to public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. TLC's cumulative products are deployed in more than 1,100 organizations, representing over 5,500 locations in North America. TLC is certified by the U.S. General Services Administration, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. TLC's Headquarters is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Minnesota, and Singapore.