DENVER (June 14, 2011) - The Monroe County Library System of Rochester, N.Y., has upgraded to CARL.XTM, The Library Corporation's next-generation integrated library system designed for the world's largest, busiest, and most customer-focused libraries. Monroe County Library System, which had utilized TLC's CARL.Solution ILS since 1993, introduced its new automation system to the public on May 31.
Library Director Patty Uttaro wrote, "Thanks TLC for a smooth upgrade to CARL.X in Monroe County today. Word from around the system is all positive, and one library director even said this was the 'best (ILS) upgrade EVER.'" A director of one of Monroe County's member libraries added: "Totally impressed with CARL.X and LAS." (LAS is Library Automation Services, the library system's access services group.)
With the upgrade to CARL.X, the library community of Monroe County now has access to online payment options through TLC's E.Commerce module. Additionally, Monroe County becomes the first library system to adopt the complete suite of TLC's next-generation LS2 products for CARL.X, including LS2 PAC, LS2 Kids, and LS2 Mobile. Through LS2 PAC, the system's member libraries can easily feature newly added titles and registered patrons can create their own reviews and tags for materials in the collection. With LS2 Kids, the youngest library users can easily locate materials through defined subject categories and by series. And with LS2 Mobile, iPhone and iPod Touch users can easily search the library catalog, place holds, and check library accounts while on the go.
"We are excited to have the Monroe County Library System continue their long-time relationship with us and look forward to extending the partnership we have shared to the CARL.X platform," said Paul Leppert, vice president and managing director of TLC Denver.
Monroe County Library System is a federation of 20 independent public libraries in Monroe County, N.Y., and was chartered by the state Board of Regents in 1954. The system offers over 2.9 million items to its 408,000 users and generates 8 million circulations annually. For more on the Monroe County Library System, visit www.libraryweb.org.
TLC was founded in 1974 to create technology for libraries and school districts of all sizes. TLC's library automation, cataloging, and selection and acquisition products include Library.Solution, Library.Solution for Schools, CARL.XTM, LS2 PAC, LS2 Kids, LS2 Mobile, Textbook Management and Asset Tracking, BiblioFile, and ITS.MARC – all backed by an unparalleled level of customer support and assistance. For more information on TLC, contact Lisa Prodywus at lisap@TLCdelivers.com, or call 1.800.325.7759.