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Friday Jul 11, 2014

All 270 Press Releases from The Library Corporation

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June 27, 2014. TLC’s CARL.X APIs continue to expand on a longstanding integration tradition. TLC’s second generation of CARL.X web service API development continues to race forward as updated APIs are released to the CARL.X customer base and third party development partners. Some of the world’s largest and most innovative public libraries will take advantage of the new and enhanced offerings for Circulation, Bibliographic and Item Searching. Additionally, TLC is now offering a new suite of Patron Services APIs that became available this month for a multitude of projects ranging from seamless integration with TLC’s very own new CARL.Connect Circulation web-scale product, as well as with the BiblioCommons Discovery Layer. <<more>>

June 20, 2014. Introducing CARL.Connect – TLC’s latest Web-Based interface for the mobile minded. TLC announced CARL.Connect, TLC’s newest product line, featuring mobile, web-based staff clients developed to empower connection through desk-free interactions with library users, your community and your collections. Last year, TLC embarked on development to reinvent its full suite of CARL products with CARL•Connect to offer web-scale interfaces for circulation, cataloging and reports, as well as planning for other staff interfaces, to further meet the changing needs ofa modern library’s flexible and expansive service models. <<more>>

June 11, 2014. eBiblioFile to provide RDA records for eBooks. eBiblioFile, which delivers MARC records for eResources in 48 hours or less, will upgrade to the new RDA cataloging standard on July 1, 2014. <<more>>

June 4, 2014. RDAExpress delivers the new cataloging standard. Libraries have a new ally as they transition from MARC to RDA records. Following an extensive testing period, RDAExpress is now available to any library ready to migrate to the new RDA cataloging standard. RDAExpress was introduced in January as a service that quickly and automatically converts MARC records to robust RDA records with enriched data and unprecedented discoverability. While it could take thousands of staff hours for a library to manually convert its existing catalog, RDAExpress saves time and money by delivering results in just 48 hours at a cost of 25 cents per record. <<more>>

June 4, 2014. TLC’s CARL.X ILS: the original open system. TLC continues its longstanding tradition of being the library platform of choice for local development partnerships and product enhancements through its CARL.X ILS. TLC views its customers as partners and routinely collaborates with libraries to support their integration goals within CARL.X through the use of standard technology protocols, including their comprehensive APIs. <<more>>

May 20, 2014. LS2 PAC, Kids, and Mobile offer eIntegration. The Library Corporation’s LS2 PAC, LS2 Kids, and LS2 Mobile now give libraries the ability to offer full catalog integration of eResources from OverDrive and Baker and Taylor’s Axis 360, allowing readers of any age to download eBooks and other digital items directly to their iPads, smartphones, or other devices without leaving the familiar environs of their library's catalog. <<more>>

April 25, 2014. TLC and Baker and Taylor continue partnership through selection of CARL.X. The Library Corporation and Baker and Taylor entered into a new contract that continues their ongoing relationship. The longstanding collaboration between TLC and Baker & Taylor will continue to evolve with Baker & Taylor’s decision to migrate from the CARL•Solution library automation system to TLC’s next generation ILS, CARL•X, as their cataloging software vendor. <<more>>

March 17, 2014. CARL.X selected as the next generation ILS by Metropolitan Library System. The Library Corporation announced the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City will be joining the CARL.X customer base. MLS selected CARL.X as their next Integrated Library System in December 2013. With this move, MLS will enjoy the flexible, adaptable and cutting edge CARL.X technologies and collaborations that are currently in use by some of the industry’s largest and forwarding thinking libraries in the United States and beyond. <<more>>

January 24, 2014. TLC launches RDAExpress. eBiblioFile, a data services suite from TLC Labs, announces a new service to convert any library catalog to RDA quickly and easily called RDAExpress. RDA holds the promise for libraries to restructure data to provide a better searching experience for users and ultimately link outside the library to be more competitive in today’s digital world. The problem for libraries is that the rewards of RDA will remain unattainable considering the time it takes to learn RDA and re-catalog entire collections. RDAExpress is a new service that will accurately convert any library catalog’s records in about the same amount of time it would take to learn RDA in the first place. <<more>>

January 6, 2014. Library pleased with LS2 PAC's Axis 360 integration. Smyrna Public Library in Georgia has implemented LS2 PAC with Axis 360 integration and are thrilled with how easy it is to download e-resources directly from the library’s online catalog. <<more>>

May 17, 2013. TLC Labs co-sponsors first ever Publishing Hackathon on book discovery. TLC Labs has joined New York Public Library, Kobo, Readmill, Swarm, and others to cosponsor the first Publishing Hackathon led by major media industry participants: The Perseus Books Group, Librify, BookExpo, and William Morris Endeavor (WME). The event is being hosted at The AlleyNYC, a coworking space that is the home of TLC Labs’ New York City office. <<more>>

May 10, 2013. Invest in your library’s future with TLC. A TLC library system is the best choice for a library looking to provide a user experience that today’s staff and patrons expect. Tomorrow’s best library system will not be Windows-based, and libraries will need ways to streamline the patron online experience and move past bulky, ill-designed staff clients designed for 10-year-old PCs. Tablets, smartphones, and the evolution to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies are making PCs and PC-based retail experiences obsolete. E-resource spending is rising fast too. Busy lifestyles have made business hours irrelevant. Libraries and their automation systems must adapt. <<more>>

January 23, 2013. TLC completes second phase of its e-resource strategy. With the addition of OverDrive API integration into its LS2 public catalog, TLC has completed the second phase of its e-resource strategy. Last year, TLC rolled out services to provide custom full MARC records in 48 hours for OverDrive and 3M titles, and now libraries using the TLC LS2 PAC will be able to complete checkouts and place holds using the recently released API services from OverDrive, 3M, and Baker & Taylor. <<more>>

January 21, 2013. TLC successfully implements OverDrive Status and Availability service into LS2 PAC . The Library Corporation has successfully integrated the released set of OverDrive API services into its public catalog. The functionality will be available to anyexisting or new TLC library using the LS2 PAC. <<more>>

November 1, 2012. Library.Solution excels in Canadian school system . After 19 years with the same library automation system, Canada’s Mountain View School Division was ready for an upgrade. They wanted a Web-based system that was powerful, dependable, and adaptable to the workflows they had established over two decades. <<more>>

October 16, 2012. eBiblioFile a wonderful service for catalogers . The eBiblioFile MARC records service for digital downloads surpassed 175 library system customers at the end of September. It represents one of the fastest-growing new library businesses in recent years, and eBiblioFile has established itself as the most streamlined and sophisticated version of an e-resource cataloging service on the market today. <<more>>

September 27, 2012. Lists and Actions for librarians on the go. The Library Corporation introduced Lists & Actions, a powerful new circulation feature to compliment the Web-based LS2 Staff interface for TLC’s Library.Solution automation system. <<more>>

September 12, 2012. Sault Ste. Marie PL launches most modern computer system in the north. In January, Sault Ste. Marie Public Library went live with TLC’s Library.Solution ILS and several of its Web-based, touchscreen-enabled modules, providing the library system withsocial-networking capabilities that were not previously available to staff and borrowers. <<more>>

March 7, 2012. SNAP goes live with CARL.X. The Solano, Napa, and Partners Library Consortium, headquartered in Fairfield, Calif., has upgraded to CARL.X, The Library Corporation’s next-generation library system designed for high-volume, customer-focused libraries. The consortium, which had used TLC’s CARL•Solution ILS since 1992, introduced its new automation system to the public on Feb. 21. <<more>>

October 18, 2011. TLC welcomes new libraries. In the first nine months of 2011, TLC added 34 library systems to its growing family of Library.Solution customers, including the Alamogordo Public Library in New Mexico, King's College in New York, and Mountain View School Division in Manitoba, Canada. <<more>>

October 13, 2011. Canadian school district 'so impressed' with TLC. A media specialist in British Columbia is praising The Library Corporation for its professionalism and efficiency during her school district’s recent implementation of Library.Solution for Schools.Suzanne Hall, district librarian at Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Schools during the ILS transition process, said the upgrade was a daunting task. <<more>>

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Board of Directors

  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic


  • Annette Harwood Murphy -- Co-founder, President/CEO, Chairman of the Board
  • Gary Kirk -- President, Tech Logic
  • Brad Murphy -- Vice President, Singapore Operations
  • Joshua (Jabe) Bloom -- Chief Technology Officer
  • Simon Marcus -- Chief Operating Officer -- Inwood
  • Calvin Whittington -- Director of Finance and Administration
  • Paul Leppert -- Vice President -- Managing Director TLC Denver

Company Ownership

Library automation systems

The Library Corporation offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Library.Solution (801 libraries, 2763 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 561
    Academic libraries: 99
    School libraries: 83
    162 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl.X (35 libraries, 316 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 32
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 0
    11 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Carl (3 libraries, 4 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 1
    Academic libraries: 1
    School libraries: 1
    483 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 3083 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by The Library Corporation.

Corporate Chronology

Apr 1, 2005   The Library Corporation acquires TechLogic.
Jan 12, 2001   The Library Corporation launches YouSeeMore.
Jul 3, 2000   The Library Corporation acquires Carl Corporation.
1995   The Library Corporation launches ITS.for Windows .
1987   The Library Corporation launches The Intelligent Catalog.
Jun 1985   Eyring Research Institute, Inc. founds Eyring Library Systems to market Carl.
1985   TLC launches BiblioFile.
1978   Colorado Alliance for Research Libraries founded.
1974   The Library Corporation founded by Brower Murphy and Annette Murphy.

Key Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of The Library Corporation, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Information Today (September 2000). The Library Corporation acquires CARL Corporation

The consolidation of the library automation marketplace continues with the acquisition of CARL Corp. by The Library Corporation (TLC). In this development, TLC expands its presence from small and medium-sized libraries to the very largest libraries and library consortia. CARL Corp. will be wholly owned by TLC, though its name will continue to be used in the combined company. The marketing, sales, support, and development of CARL's products and services will continue largely unchanged from its Denver facilities.