The Library Corporation (TLC) has a long and proud history of serving libraries. Since its founding in 1974 as a family owned and operated company, it now has 200 employees and serves thousands of libraries worldwide from its headquarters in Inwood, West Virginia and satellite offices in Denver, Colorado and Singapore. Original founder Annette Harwood Murphy (center in the photo) is still active in the day-to-day operations of TLC, and if you've visited the TLC booth at American Library Association meetings, you've probably seen or met her and other family members.
Since its founding, TLC has worked hand in hand with libraries to provide them with library automation solutions.
TLC's fully integrated automation systems include Library• Solution and CARL• Solution®. TLC has also created two products especially for patrons. One is KCweb TM , an online public access catalog for children with links to thousands of pre-selected Web sites. KCweb is educational and meets the needs of younger library users through clever graphics, intuitive searching and the all important spell checker. YouSeeMore TM is an online portal that serves as the gateway to the vast resources of the Web and features a Web page that patrons can customize to display news, booklists and other personalized features.
In early 2003 TLC debuted the Online Selection Assistant, designed for acquisitions professionals giving them access to publishers, the ability to create booklists, and much more.
TLC's success is due to the support of our customers. Its goal has been, and continues to be, outstanding service designed to make the librarian's job easier and the patron's use of the library more fulfilling.
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