DENVER (April 7, 2016) Ė Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) in Virginia implemented The Library Corporation's CARL.X integrated library system, debuting TLC's modern, intuitive online catalog and open and powerful staff interfaces on March 29.
Key for LCPL are TLC's online public access catalogs, LS2 PAC and LS2 Kids, that ensure patron-driven services are at the forefront for users of all ages. Commenting on the full featured, children's catalog, Mark Miller, Chair of the LCPL Library Board of Trustees said, "This software is a game changer for us. The touch-screen interface of the LS2 Kids catalog, which allows children to browse our collection easily, is having a huge impact."
These OPAC offerings fit the bill for LCPL with advanced searching, personalization, discovery and an enhanced mobile website experience all available within the core CARL product. Library Director Chang Liu expanded, "Our patrons can now explore the library's millions of resources with the same ease as Netflix, Amazon and Google. We are thrilled the CARL product line has given our patrons the functionality they deserve. In addition, our librarians are using tablets to assist patrons directly in the stacks."
As well as the public facing catalogs, CARL.Connect, TLC's mobile and web-based clients, provide staff with greater efficiencies and allow more opportunities for co-browsing and outreach at the customer's point of need. On day one staff were excited to make use of these web based services for registering new customers. Built upon the strengths of the sophisticated and mature CARL.X interface, CARL.Connect will continue to grow and adapt to support LCPL's efforts to evolve with their community members, wherever they may be.
TLC is proud of the advancements they have made toward creating a more personalized experience for not only the patron end-user, but also for their library customers' development needs. Paul Leppert, Managing Director for TLC's Denver Office shared, "We are so proud to have Loudoun County Public Library as part of the TLC family. They are known for providing high quality public services to their communities, and we look forward to partnering with them to achieve their service level strategies, and showcase their world class collections."
TLC has operated continuously and under the same ownership since 1974, providing premier automation and cataloging services to more than 4,500 public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide. The company is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada. To learn more, visit TLCdelivers.com.