INWOOD, WV, March 02, 2001 TLC/CARL Corporation--leading innovator in library automation and cataloging systems for more than a quarter century--today further demonstrated why its automated solutions are rapidly becoming the software of choice for libraries throughout the state of Louisiana.
In recent months, 14 of 62 parishes in Louisiana have purchased Library.Solution showing that Louisiana libraries, large and small, single site and multi-site, have increasingly turned to TLC/CARL for all their automation software. Library.Solution is a highly advanced automation technology that fuses Internet linkage, a Windows NT operating system, Intel-compatible hardware and an Oracle database. Engineered by industry leader TLC/CARL, it delivers a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use automation system that frees librarians from the complexity of patching together separate networks for cataloging, circulation and online resources.
That approach has certainly been embraced in Louisiana, where the three newest customers of Library.Solution include Acadia Parish Library, East Carroll Parish Library and West Carroll Parish Library. Together, these institutions total ten sites anticipating complete installation of Library.Solution by this summer.
As Lyle Johnson, Library Director at Acadia Parish Library noted, “We demanded a complete and versatile automation system that would always be current. In fact, while we have had a relationship with TLC since the 1970s and appreciate the company's command of technology and commitment to service, our selection in this instance was based on value. TLC's Library.Solution promises an unsurpassed return on investment.”
Added Mr. Johnson, “Another important factor in our choice was TLC's customer support. We literally call and ask for tech people by name.”
TLC has an additional presence in Louisiana. The State Library of Louisiana and 65 public libraries recently installed TLC/CARL's Library.Request product, a high-quality tool that enables libraries to better perform interlibrary loan functions and resource sharing.