RESEARCH PARK, Inwood, West Virginia, June 27, 1998— The Library Corporation (TLC), a major developer of library automation systems, today announced that the company's state-of-the-art Inter Library Loan (ILL) application, ILL.Connect—which enables resource sharing and document delivery applications via ISO 10160/10161 communication—has been selected by Pigasus Software, Inc. for use in its ILL management application, Wings. Under the terms of the agreement Pigasus Software has a multi-year license to combine ILL.Connect with Wings and receive on-going product support from TLC.
In making today's announcement, Gary Kirk, Director, Sales & Marketing at TLC, stated, "ILL.Connect provides a uniquely powerful middleware solution for developers of ILL automation applications. Since TLC became the first company to deliver a full, working ISO compliant ILL implementation, we have continued to innovate to deliver a software tool that provides developers with the quickest, easiest and most seamless messaging transactions for resource sharing and document delivery. We are pleased to be working with Pigasus on its advanced ILL application Wings."
ILL.Connect is a middleware solution that allows developers to build distributed ISO standard ILL applications on heterogeneous platforms with hardware, operating system, network and protocol level independence. In addition, the product is completely scaleable and enables the building and deployment of ILL management, document delivery and resource sharing applications faster and more easily through ILL.Connect's advanced system configuration.
Also commenting on today's announcement was Art Zemon, co-founder of Pigasus Software, Inc., who stated, "Pigasus is pleased to be working with TLC, which is widely regarded as the industry leader in ISO protocol solutions. Wings allows libraries and document suppliers to communicate with any other libraries or suppliers via ISO 10160/10161, ERP (Extended Request Protocol) and other proprietary protocols. We are excited to incorporate TLC's technology into our Wings product which we specifically developed to be a cost-effective, user-friendly application to automate ILL management and save librarians a significant amount of time in the process."
With the use of ILL.Connect, Wings can offer librarians an ILL management system that saves a remarkable amount of time, money and energy through seamless, cost-effective and low maintenance ILL automation.