Company History

1974

TLC is founded by the family that still owns and operates the company today.


1980s

TLC is the first organization in the world to successfully apply CD-ROM technology to data storage.

The company creates the world’s first multi-media CD-ROM OPAC.


1990s

TLC introduces its LibrarySolution® integrated automation system, complete with the first native Web-based PAC that can convert customer data into an online library catalog in hours. LibrarySolution earns TLC the accolade “number one company in new automation sales.”

The company’s cataloging service takes advantage of the features of Microsoft Windows® to streamline backroom processes.


2000

TLC acquires CARL Corp., developer of the CARLSolution® ILS that is used by some of the busiest libraries in the world. CARLSolution is succeeded by CARLX™, a next-generation ILS on a Unix® platform designed for large library systems.


2002

The company announces the creation of LibrarySolution® for Schools, an ILS designed to serve the specialized needs of school libraries.


2005

TLC becomes a majority shareholder in Tech Logic, the first company to create automated material-handling systems exclusively for libraries.

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2006

BiblioFile® is introduced as a generational upgrade to TLC’s suite of cataloging tools.

The company creates Web Circ to deliver browser-based automation to public and school libraries.


2008

TLC announces LS2, a unified ILS platform that includes Web, client, and mobile interfaces.


2009

TLC launches LS2 Kids, powerful software with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that helps children find exactly what they’re looking for within a library’s collection.


2010

LS2 Mobile allows smart-phone users to connect with their libraries at any time, from any place with mobile or Wi-Fi Internet service.


2011

TLC introduces LS2 Staff, a touchscreen-optimized, tablet-friendly interface that allows a librarian to leave his or her desk and perform circulation tasks anywhere in the library.

The “Solutions that Deliver MORE” initiative makes all LS2 products available at no extra cost to LibrarySolution customers, creates an online hosting service, and offers discounts on long-term service agreements.


2012

eBiblioFile launches to provide libraries with customized, ready-to-load MARC records for eResources in 48 hours or less.

TLC Labs opens in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” to focus primarily on User Experience and new product development for the entire TLC product line.


2013

TLC expands its international operations by opening a satellite office in the United Kingdom.

LS2 PAC and LS2 Kids are refreshed to provide responsive designs adaptive for mobile devices.


2014

TLC introduces RDAExpress™, a service that automatically converts a library’s MARC records to the new RDA cataloging standard.

eIntegration for Borrower Services allows TLC’s suite of LS2 products to offer eResource integration with OverDrive and Axis 360 digital titles.