INWOOD, WV, February 20, 2007 - Howard County Library (MD) will implement Online Selection and Acquisitions - an additional "best of breed" solution from TLC that will increase library efficiencies, and benefit customers.
Online Selection and Acquisitions is a Web-based, vendor-neutral material management tool that administers the entire acquisitions process, including selection, purchasing, receiving, invoice management, and fund accounting.
"At Howard County Library, we try to look at what we're doing from the customers' perspective," commented Brian Auger, Library Associate Director. "As a consequence, we're always trying to reduce the costs of discovery and delivery: how easy and quick is it to find things I was looking for (or didn't even know I wanted) and then to get them in my hands. Online Selection and Acquisitions will enable us to enhance the speed and efficiency of the whole process: from ordering, to getting shelf-ready materials into our customers' hands. We're delighted that Online Selection and Acquisitions is an open system product that will work with our current and any future ILS we use."
Online Selection and Acquisitions will complement two other TLC vendor-neutral standalone solutions Howard County Library has already implemented: AuthorityWorks and AquaBrowser Library. Howard County Library is boosting cataloging efficiency and accuracy with AuthorityWorks, and offering customers a visual search environment with AquaBrowser Library.