The Library Corporation (TLC) is pleased to announce the recent implementation of Library.Solution for Bryan + College Station Public Library System (BCS). TLC completed the migration services for the three-site library system from their Polaris integrated library system earlier this month.
BCS serves a population of approximately 200,000 residents across the twin cities of Bryan and College Station in the Brazos Valley of Texas — including a collection of over 172,000 titles and more than 210,000 items.
In addition to the integrated library system and support services provided by TLC, BCS has implemented TLC.Cloud Services underpinned by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as enriched OPAC services via Syndetics Unbound, and TLC's ITS.MARC subscription service for bibliographic and authority records.
Two main factors that played into the decision included cost effectiveness and increased efficiencies. The library website shared: "This change will result in cost savings, increase workflow efficiencies, and allow us to move to a cloud-based platform." Library.Solution's seamless ebook integration service "will allow us to manage both print and online resources within one system. This greatly simplifies our work to make our online collections available."
Another important factor apparent in the library's decision to migrate included an emphasis on cybersecurity. BCS evaluated a number of cybersecurity factors — including overall security posture, data storage in the U.S. with regular and two-way encrypted backups, offsite backups, regular penetration testing, frequency of software updates, server hardening, regular security patching of servers, and personnel training in security. "Of the 6 or 7 vendors that we looked at," stated Wendell Gragg, the Automation Services Supervisor at BCS, "TLC was superior to the other products."
"TLC does not treat security as an afterthought," shared Annette Murphy, CEO of TLC. "We are glad to welcome Bryan + College Station Public Library System into the TLC family, and we look forward to hosting the library for many years to come."
Bryan + College Station Public Library System's enriched and cloud hosted catalog can be viewed at bcslibrary.tlcdelivers.com. For more information on Library.Solution, please visit TLCdelivers.com or speak to a representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and worldwide. 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 Colorado, Minnesota, and Singapore.