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April 20, 2016

(The Library Corporation) Three more prestigious libraries recently joined thousands of other library locations worldwide that use The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution integrated library system.

April 7, 2016

(The Library Corporation) Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia implemented The Library Corporation’s CARL.X integrated library system, debuting TLC’s modern, intuitive online catalog and open and powerful staff interfaces on March 29.

February 19, 2016

(The Library Corporation) TLC announced that the Brevard County Public Libraries in Florida have renewed their CARL.X contract for an additional five years. Brevard County implemented CARL.X in 2008 and will continue their partnership with TLC by transitioning to CARL’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution in order to take advantage of the fully hosted service model that TLC provides.

December 8, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The library at Canada’s Columbia College is discarding its Follett Athena integrated library system in favor of The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution automation system. TLC’s powerful yet user-friendly ILS is becoming increasingly popular in Canada, with Library.Solution being used across the country by libraries in five provinces and the Yukon.

November 12, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Product enhancements announced at The Library Corporation’s annual users conference are opening up new cataloging and workflow possibilities for libraries using TLC’s Library.Solution and CARL.X automation systems.

October 20, 2015

(The Library Corporation) TLC announced the latest phase of their CARL.Connect development with the introduction of CARL.Connect Reports, which will be released in 2016. Key to this functionality is the groundbreaking CARL•Connect Reports Concierge that boasts a Live Chat feature where library staff at a Director level can seek information at the time of their reporting needs, using an online chat interface that exists within the CARL.Connect Reports environment.

October 2, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Loudoun County Public Library in Virginia has selected CARL.X to meet their ILS needs, and will take advantage of CARL’s Software as a Service solution.

September 26, 2015

(The Library Corporation) Leveraging new 2D barcode scanning features builds upon the already streamlined paperless registration process that allows library staff to capture and store a signature while signing up a new patron, making inefficient library card registration and sign-up a thing of the past.

September 10, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the availability of their latest round of API development, v1.7.8. This version of web service APIs continues to build upon TLC’s full-featured API offerings as part of the core CARL product line.With this release, TLC continues their trend of sharing reliable APIs with CARL.X libraries so that they can extend their own additional services to their customers. TLC also invests in its API development by actively using them within the CARL product line. CARL.X API v1.7.8 improves upon Administrative Services, Patron Services, Cataloging and Circulation. The CARL customer base is currently enjoying improved global editing functionality within the CARL.X ILS and enhancements to CARL.Connect Circulation to include Account Merge functionality and the ability to quickly register or search for a patron’s account by scanning the 2D barcode on their driver’s license.

September 1, 2015

(The Library Corporation) The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) is the first CARL customer to implement SocialFlow, the leading social media publishing platform used for the distribution and optimization of content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.Earlier this year, The Library Corporation joined forces with SocialFlow to become its exclusive provider to libraries. 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.

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.

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