INWOOD, WV- Jan. 15, 2009 – TLC has partnered with Perma-Bound Books to offer its titles through TLC’s Web-based acquisitions and collections development service, Online Selection & Acquisitions.
Perma-Bound Books, a division of Hertzberg-New Method Inc., has been a leader in the book rebinding industry for 43 years. In the mid 1960's Hertzberg-New Method began a division of reinforced paperback books that were called Perma-Bound Books, starting the line of products that schools and libraries nationwide view as the strongest books available.
Perma-Bound Books was the first company to offer an unconditional guarantee on its books and also the first in the industry to offer laminated book covers. The company is located in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Perma-Bound Books has an inventory of around 5 million copies. Libraries and schools that use Online Selection & Acquisitions will be able to access over 72,000 Perma-Bound titles. Perma-Bound Books updates its collection weekly.
"At Perma-Bound, we pride ourselves on supplying our customers with the strongest books they can buy," Kimberly Smith, National Sales and Marketing Director, said. "Our books are widely accepted as ‘school tough’ and ‘library proven,’ and come with peace of mind by being backed by our Unconditional Guarantee: ‘If you are ever dissatisfied with a book in our Perma-Bound binding, we will replace it – period.’"
"We are excited to work with Perma-Bound and to integrate their title information into Online Selection & Acquisitions," said Kelvin Watson, Director New Product Development at TLC. "It serves as another critical step toward making titles more widely available to the library market by integrating them into an established selection and acquisition process."
About The Library Corporation
TLC is owned and operated by the family that founded the company over 30 years ago. The company’s automation solutions include library automation, cataloging and authority control solutions, and RFID.
For more information, contact Lisa Prodywus at lprodywus@TLCdelivers.com, call 1.800.325.7759, or visit www.TLCdelivers.com. Access Online Selection & Acquisitions at www.OSAdelivers.com.
About Perma-Bound Books
Perma-Bound originated from three separate companies coming together to combine their rebinding work into one location. Two of these companies were owned by members of the Hertzberg family, Lawrence Hertzberg of Monastery Hill Bindery in Chicago and Ernest Hertzberg of Hertzberg Craftsmen Bindery in Des Moines, Iowa. The combination of these binderies formed over 150 years of binding experience, which is now the foundation of Perma-Bound Books.