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Fairfax County Public Schools chooses TLC for acquisitions and fund management System

Press Release: The Library Corporation [October 22, 2004]

Copyright (c) 2004 The Library Corporation

Abstract: Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia will implement TLC''s stand-alone acquisitions and fund management system, Online Selection and Acquisitions.

INWOOD, WV- October 22, 2004 - Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia will implement TLC's stand-alone acquisitions and fund management system, Online Selection & Acquisitions (OSA), in January.

FCPS has 182 schools and ranks 12th nationally by enrollment with over 166,000 students. FCPS services include 15 special education centers, 34 alternative high schools, and four alternative learning centers. The school system has an operating budget of $1.8 billion.

FCPS will implement Online Selection & Acquisitions to replace its aging LIM System. Online Selection & Acquisitions is a Web-based, vendor neutral material management tool that will administer the entire acquisitions process selection, purchasing, receiving, invoice management, and fund accounting. OSA can be used as a stand-alone acquisitions module with any integrated library system.

OSA will streamline the receiving process for FCPS by transforming a paper intensive process into a paperless one.

FCPS school librarians will be able to search multiple vendors' databases and have access to rich content, including reviews from Library Journal, School Library Journal, ALA CHOICE and Booklist, jacket art, annotations, and tables of contents. The librarians will place orders electronically with vendors and receive order confirmations. Before submitting orders, the school librarians will be able to review their funds, giving them control over their spending. Electronic invoicing will enable FCPS to also improve its invoice approval process.

More About Online Selection & Acquisitions

Online Selection & Acquisitions is used at libraries of all types, including Chesterfield County Public Schools (VA), Charlotte-Glades Library System (FL), Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (OR), and Los Angeles Public Library (CA).

For more information, contact Gary W. Kirk at, call 1.800.325.7759 or visit

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Publication Year:2004
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 22, 2004
Publisher:The Library Corporation
Place of Publication:Inwood, WV
Company: The Library Corporation
Products: Online Selection & Acquisitions
Libraries: Fairfax County Public Schools in
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:11156
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00