Users of TLC arc enjoying more and more access to the Web, and integrating more closely with information posted in their own libraries and outside sources via the Web. It's a simple task to place TLC's catalog, including information from other related or referenced files on a library's website where it can he easily located and read. TLC's new HTML pages for Custom Web Publishing enable single click access to any valid URI. existing in the database. End users are increasingly accessing their library's holdings via their browsers. Here are some of the features in TLC that use the Web to make your job as librarian/information professional easier and more efficient than ever before.
Librarians can single click to email automatically prepared message forms for:
- Orders to vendors
- Serials claims to vendors
- Notification of-serials published on the Internet
- Current ass areness bibliographies to users
- Overdue notices to users
- Notification to waiting readers of reserved materials
- Interlibrary loan requests to cooperating libraries
- Overdue notices to libraries
- Original comments to any user, vendor or library
End users can single click to entail a message to the librarian from:
- Any patron menu on the local area network
- Any displayed catalog record automatically requesting that item
- The search results page on the Web
TLC's modules are relational databases and designed to be thoroughly integrated on every level. Since fields containing Internet addresses f URLsi exist in TLC's Catalog and Memo modules, and also in the Document/Picture file, users can quickly jump to anyplace on the Web if a site is indicated for an item in TLC's Catalog or any related tile. This enables end users to click the URL displayed in a retrieved record to read the full text of a document, view a referenced image, or jump to a website that contains more information about the item described in the record.