INWOOD, WV, March 13, 2002 TLC a global leader in library automation and personalized web portal services today announced that the Santa Ana Public Library will upgrade their Dynix system to TLC's flagship automation product, Library.Solution.
Santa Ana Public Library which is located in Southern California's Orange County needed a library automation system providing a customized web catalog and online acquisitions processing with their current book vendors. The Library.Solution installation, which is scheduled to be completed by early Summer, will include 80 technical workstations and 40 public access catalog (PAC) stations totaling 120 network stations. The library serves a
largely Hispanic population base of 317,000, with holdings in excess of 400,000 books and a yearly circulation of more than 830,000. Santa Ana Public Library also opted to integrate advanced TLC offerings that allow patrons to view book jackets and tables of contents from the library's web site. In addition, Kid's Catalog Web, a quick and easy search engine for youngsters featuring simple language with attractive graphics, is also scheduled for installation.
In making today's announcement, Jane Ishibashi, Supervising Librarian of Information Technology for Santa Ana Public Library, stated: “Our library required a system that would provide English and Spanish translations to meet the needs of our diverse patron base as well as public access to an online catalog. Library•Solution met these requirements. We appreciate TLC's customer focus and dedication to bringing our library into the 21st century."
Also commenting was TLC's President and Chief Executive Officer, Annette Bakhtiar, who noted, “TLC has been a pioneer in providing innovative automation technology for a diverse group of libraries. We are particularly proud of the application for Santa Ana Public Library, because TLC has specifically taken a lead in integrating multiple languages into our
products. The net result is greater use and applicability for library customers and patrons alike.”
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.
About Santa Ana Public Library
Santa Ana Public Library is located in one of the 100 largest cities in the United States. Its staff reflects the cultural heritage of the community and each staff member strives to provide the highest level of customer service. Three library locations and two bookmobiles are maintained as safe and wholesome places for children and their families to spend out of school and leisure time. The Santa Ana Public Library is committed to responding to the community's informational, educational and personal interest needs using books, materials, technology and professional expertise. To meet its patrons' diverse needs, the library offers such services as the career center, teen advocacy group, active youth programs and homework assistance centers. More information can be found online at ,a href="http://www.santa-ana.org">www.santa-ana.org.