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August 11, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the EDI certification of its CARL.X ILS with one of the fastest growing book distributors in the United States, Children’s Plus, Inc.. As a result of this integration project, CARL customers will have a new option for purchasing thousands of juvenile and young adult titles using the Electronic Data Interchange industry standard, to order materials from CPI.

July 30, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The TLC family of libraries continues to grow with the recent addition of customers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mercersburg Academy, Venango County Libraries, and Ohio County Public Library are all migrating to The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system.

July 16, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Baker and Taylor has completed the second phase of its migration to CARL.X with the company’s Customized Library Services group implementing TLC’s next generation ILS last month. With this upgrade, CLS will join Baker & Taylor’s Corporate Cataloging Services group who have been enjoying the expanded cataloging capabilities of the CARL.X system since December 2014.

July 14, 2015

(The Library Corporation) An information session on social media marketing was the most attended vendor-hosted session at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits in San Francisco. “Effective Library Marketing with Social Media,” sponsored by the ALA’s Exhibits Round Table (ERT) and hosted by The Library Corporation, attracted 375 attendees to a room in the Moscone Conference Center that had been set for an anticipated audience of 250.

June 25, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is poised to release CARL.Connect 1.3 later this month, which will further enhance the library patron and staff experience.

June 16, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Dallas Independent School District is utilizing social media to engage and communicate with its community, and it relies on the SocialFlow media management service to ensure that messages are shared in optimal fashion.

April 15, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has announced that the Los Angeles Public Library and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City have purchased CARL.Connect, TLC’s newest integrated library systems product. These libraries will join the Monroe County Library System in New York and the Contra Costa County Library in California, who have implemented CARL.Connect for providing a flexible, platform independent solution to their staff functions.

April 7, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of CARL.Connect 1.2. CARL customers are taking advantage of the patron driven services that have been a heavy focus for the product. This latest general release puts even more flexibility in the library patrons’ hands and provides for a more proactive customer experience. Paramount to the CARL•Connect 1.2 release is the availability of a paperless registration process, allowing library staff to capture and store a signature while signing up a new patron. This streamlined process presents customizable library policy information, and a signature canvas, eliminating the need for paper forms and tiresome data entry. Libraries can complete the registration on the patron’s terms, whether they are in the library or out in the community. Upon completion of the registration, patrons will have immediate access to their digital library card and can begin enjoying library services instantly.

March 25, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation celebrated its 40th year of business by adding new customers, renewing relationships with long-time customers, and bolstering its offerings to public, school, academic, and special libraries.

March 19, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Four libraries in South Dakota will implement The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system. TLC already serves more than 4,500 libraries worldwide, but these are the first South Dakota libraries to partner with the company.

March 10, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution and Library.Solution for Schools automation systems now feature Reading Level Integration enhancements that are garnering accolades from media specialists and students.TLC's improved Reading Level Integration is a powerful service that pulls data directly from Lexile and Accelerated Reader vendors and associates by ISBN for display in LS2 Staff, LS2 PAC, and LS2 Kids - modules included with every Library.Solution and Library.Solution for Schools ILS. This means school and public library catalogs automatically include the most current reading level data while reducing the time it takes to catalog that information. TLC’s Reading Level Integration also has robust searching capabilities so users can search by an individual reading level or a specified range and see the information directly in their search results.

February 12, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Following a competitive bid process, the Hawaii State Department of Education selected The Library Corporation to provide library automation services for its network of 289 public and charter schools.

January 21, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. SocialFlow is the leading social network distribution and optimization platform in the United States, providing a service that analyzes a customer’s real-time conversational data within their social streams and automatically delivers relevant social media content to the right audience at the right time for maximum engagement. SocialFlow can optimize the social media presence of any library regardless of its automation system, and TLC is the only library vendor to offer such a service.

January 13, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The library entrusted to serve the military personnel and their families at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland has enlisted TLC to provide its automation services. Personnel with the 11th Force Support Squadron, which operates the library at the U.S. Air Force facility near Washington, D.C., recently contracted with The Library Corporation to serve base residents with the Library.Solution ILS.

December 17, 2014

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that the Los Angeles Public Library has extend their CARLX contract for an additional four years.

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