INWOOD, WV, September 13, 2006 – The Curry County Library Network in Oregon will implement Library.Solution, TLC's integrated library system, early next year.
The Curry County Library Network (CCLN) serves approximately 22,000 residents throughout the primarily rural county of Curry. Five libraries in the network -- Agness Community Library, Curry Public Library, Langlois Public Library, Port Orford Public Library, and the Pacific High School Library in the Port Orford/Langlois School District -- will first implement the new system. All CCLN patrons will benefit from the capabilities of Library.Solution.
Participating CCLN libraries will use enhanced content including reviews, images, and recommendations in the Library.Solution OPAC. CCLN's youngest users will enjoy TLC's KCweb, a children's OPAC interface that makes searching fun.
"We're delighted that our cataloging, circulation, and public access functions will soon be integrated and that patrons will not have to be at the library to see what books we have," Port Orford Library Technician Sandy Westerman said. "Now they will be able to search and request desired materials from any computer with Internet access. Checking books in and out will be streamlined, and staff will be able to manage administrative tasks such as patron registration and overdue books far more efficiently."
As the liaison between CCLN and TLC, Ms. Westerman knows TLC well: "Although we have been customers of TLC's for more than 15 years with stand-alone systems and a CD-based union catalog, we nevertheless investigated several library systems quite thoroughly. In the end, we unanimously chose Library.Solution. It has many bells and whistles in common with other library systems, but it allows customizing choices at both the system level and the library level we did not find anywhere else. The intuitive and user-friendly nature of its OPAC interfaces was also an important feature."
"The fact that we do not have to have a specially trained system technician and that all of our technical support will come through TLC is of enormous importance to us," Ms. Westerman noted. "We know from our experience with the company that a phone call will always find a person at the other end of the line – not to be taken for granted these days – and that TLC staff will respond to us in a timely fashion with courtesy, expertise, and a dedication to providing service. To us, that is priceless."
Funding for the CCLN project was provided by The Collins Foundation, the Ann & Bill Swindells Charitable Trust, the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Verizon Foundation.
Other libraries that have recently chosen Library.Solution include: Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, VA; Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, TN; Nantahala Regional Library, NC; and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.
Library.Solution has been contracted by over 690 libraries representing over 3,300 sites.
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