INWOOD, WV, January 17, 2002 TLC a global leader in library automation and personalized web portal services today announced that Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has selected the company's flagship library automation system.
Located in western Oregon Corvallis-Benton County Public Library chose Library.Solution, replacing a DRA system. The agreement calls for 53 workstations within the main library site, its four branches and a state-of-the-art bookmobile. Installation is scheduled to be completed by late spring.
Currently, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library System has library holdings in excess of 281,000 books and a staff of 50. With a circulation of over 1.5 million books per year, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is one of the busiest public libraries of its size in the nation. The new automation system will provide up-to-date information and allow a fully customizable Web interface, a link to electronic resourcesincluding files, images and documentsand global change capabilities. Making it possible is Library.Solution, a highly advanced automation technology that fuses Internet linkage, a Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems, Intel-compatible hardware and an Oracle database. Further, the product 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.
Commented John Donel, Technology Service Librarian for Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, “We have been suffering with a system that is 12 years old. Library•Solution is a major step forward and quite an improvement for our libraries. We appreciate that the software is an extremely modern resource that is easily individualized. In addition, we were attracted to TLC's command of technology and commitment to customer service. With Library.Solution, we gain a wealth of resources to advance and expand our circulation, acquisitions and bookings."
Commenting on today's announcement, TLC's President and Chief Executive Officer, Annette Bakhtiar, stated, “Library systems of all sizes increasingly demand powerful automation products that are comprehensive, yet easily customizable. In that way, the resources of the library extend beyond the physical building directly in the community and beyond one of the key goals of automation systems from TLC. We are pleased that public libraries of the scale and stature of Corvallis-Benton have turned to TLC.”
About The Library Corporation (TLC)
The Library Corporation, headquartered in Inwood, West Virginia, with regional offices in Denver and Singapore, was founded 27 years ago and has a singular mission: to enhance the library experience for librarians and their patrons.