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TLC: 40 Years Strong and Still Delivering the Future

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The Library Corporation is celebrating its 40th anniversary by enhancing its products and expanding its family of more than 4,500 libraries worldwide.

Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City recently entrusted its 1.27 million items, 600,000 patrons, and 19 locations with TLC’s CARLX™, an integrated library system specially designed for the biggest and busiest libraries in the world. Additionally, Los Angeles Public Library and Baker & Taylor renewed their long-standing CARLX service contracts. CARLX was further bolstered by the introduction of CARLConnect, which brings the flexibility of a mobile Web-based interface to the powerful automation system.

TLC’s LibrarySolution® ILS continues to grow in popularity. Recent customers include:

  • West Florida Public Library System of Pensacola
  • The California-based Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Fayerweather Street School of Massachusetts
  • The American Embassy of Ethiopia and Madagascar
  • Western Development Museum of Saskatchewan
  • Former Innovative Interfaces Inc. library Albuquerque Academy of New Mexico
  • Former SirsiDynix libraries Murray Library of Utah and Orcas Island Public Library of Washington

In Michigan, Bridgman and Lincoln Township public libraries joined the TLC family by utilizing the LibrarySolution system at Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library; Pennsylvania customers Wayne County and Pike County public libraries merged services to share a single automation system; and Pendleton Public Library of West Virginia and Slatington Public Library of Pennsylvania became new TLC customers by joining existing library consortia powered by the LibrarySolution ILS.

Since its inception, TLC has led the industry with stellar customer service and ongoing product innovations. In its 40th year, TLC’s commitment to the future of libraries continues with the release of RDAExpress, a service that converts MARC records for traditional and digital titles to the new RDA cataloging standard, and an accompanying update of the eBiblioFile service that provides libraries with ready-to-load RDA records for eBooks and other digital titles.

TLC serves a diverse array of public, school, academic, and special libraries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Key to TLC’s success is stability: the company has operated without interruption and under the same ownership since 1974, and is staffed by people who share TLC’s devotion to libraries. Seventy percent of TLC’s employees have been with the company for at least five years, while 45 percent have logged a decade or more of service and over 20 percent have been with TLC for 20 years or more.

To learn more about TLC and its products and services, visit TLCdelivers.com or call 1.800.325.7759.

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