INWOOD, WV, June 15, 2006 – TLC customer Lexington Public Library (KY) will use a suite of solutions to manage use of public workstations, control printing costs, provide black and white and color copies, and offer self-service payment options.
Products that the library will purchase from TLC were created by EnvisionWare, a TLC business partner and the largest publisher of public PC management solutions. Three thousand library sites in the U.S. and abroad use EnvisionWare products, many on large, wide area networks.
The contract with Lexington Public Library (LPL) includes complete hardware, installation, and maintenance, including printers and copiers.
The self-service payment capabilities will work in conjunction with the library's ILS (TLC's Library.Solution in this case) in the future to make the patron card a "smart card" that allows the patron to use a credit balance in the ILS to pay for a print job. The self-service option also accepts cash, coins, or credit cards.
For print management, LPL will install LPT:One on 125 workstations throughout the central library and its five branches. EnvisionWare designed LPT: One for cost control and waste reduction. It works by quickly intercepting print jobs, counting pages, and calculating print costs for the user. By doing so, LPT: One enables users to review the number of pages about to be printed and evaluate the print job's cost.
Working concurrently with LPT: One on the 125 stations will be PC Reservation to control access, sign-up, and time on public computers. PC Reservation will eliminate the issue of patrons having to wait for public access computers. It includes a sophisticated internal system that automates the allocation of time slots. PC Reservation allows staff to control most session settings to the area level within each branch.
EnvisionWare's BarcodePlus provides account-based copy payment in conjunction with the Savin copier/printers provided in this solution.
All of these products will seamlessly and directly integrate with Library.Solution.
LPL has 725,334 volumes, and circulates an estimated 2.2 million items per year.
TLC customers that use EnvisionWare products include: Phoenix Public Library, AZ; Chicago Public Library, IL; Sequoyah Regional Library, GA; Terrebonne Parish Library, LA; Braswell Memorial Library, NC; and Portsmouth Public Library, OH.