The TLC software, named Library.Connect, is a middleware solution that powers ILL management functions. The product allows developers to build ISO standard ILL applications on heterogeneous platforms with hardware, operating system, network and protocol level independence. Library.Connect enables the fast and efficient development and deployment of ILL management, document delivery and resource sharing applications.
The Ex Libris group is a leading worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The company is known for using advanced technologies and innovative programming techniques to create a system that accommodates any language, script and directionality. Ex Libris' approach is flexible, scalable and based on open standards -- making it extensible to other systems.
Users of TLC's ILL toolkit range from major libraries to other automation vendors, notably The National Library of Medicine, The National Library of Canada, CISTI, and Mankato State University (MNSUC-PALS), and automation vendors Pigasus and RLG.
In making today's announcement, Annette Bakhtiar, President and CEO for TLC, stated, “TLC has a strong history in ILL implementation that we continue to enhance. Our latest approach delivers a software tool that provides quick, easy and seamless messaging transactions for resource sharing and document delivery. We are pleased to be working with Ex Libris to bring ILL solutions to an even broader market.”