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Sunday Apr 20, 2014

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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>>

August 17, 2011. TLC releases LS2 Mobile for Android. The Library Corporation’s LS2 Mobile app is now available for Android, offering millions of additional smart-phone users the ability to access their local library’s catalog. <<more>>

June 14, 2011. Monroe County Library System implements CARL.X. The Monroe County Library System of Rochester, N.Y., has upgraded to CARL.X, 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. <<more>>

February 15, 2011. Anchorage School District implements TLC’s Library.Solution for Schools. The Anchorage School District has implemented The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution for Schools automation system. With 49,000 students, nearly 100 educational facilities, and more than 1.3 million library titles, the school district that serves Alaska’s largest city needed a proven automation solution. <<more>>

November 23, 2010. Wellington City Libraries upgrades to CARL.X. Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand has upgraded to CARL.X, The Library Corporation’s next-generation integrated library system designed for the world’s largest, busiest libraries. Wellington City Libraries Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui, which had utilized TLC’s CARL.Solution ILS since 2001, unveiled its new automation system on Oct. 26. <<more>>

November 4, 2010. TLC releases smart-phone app. The Library Corporation has released LS2 Mobile, a smart-phone interface that allows people to connect with their public or school libraries from any place with mobile or Wi-Fi Internet service. <<more>>

July 28, 2010. Jane Hill, Director of Wellington City Libraries, Elected President-Elect of LIANZA. Jane Hill, Director of Wellington City Libraries Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui, is the new president-elect of the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aoteoroa. Ms. Hill recently began a three-year leadership term with LIANZA, with her ascension to president next year and transition to past-president in 2012. <<more>>

July 22, 2010. TLC offers textbook tracking solution for school districts. The Library Corporation has debuted a new program that gives its Library.Solution for Schools customers the ability to solve two important problems faced by many school districts: How to manage textbooks, and how to track school assets. TLC’s Textbook Management and Asset Tracking is an affordable Web application that can manage the task of distributing and accounting for textbooks as well as assets such as calculators, computers, and even padlocks. <<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
  • Gar Sydnor -- Senior Vice President
  • 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 (804 libraries, 2768 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 563
    Academic libraries: 99
    School libraries: 83
    159 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 3088 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.