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Inwood, WV, United States, 2012/09/13 - In January, Sault Ste. Marie Public Library went live with The Library Corporation’s Library•Solution automation system and several of its Web-based, touchscreen-enabled modules - TLCdelivers.com.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio host Markus Schwabe said on the Jan. 9 broadcast of his “Morning North” show that Sault Ste. Marie Public Library’s new Library•Solution automation system is “the most modern computer system in the north.” Mark Jones, head of corporate services for the library, agrees. “I don’t think there are any libraries in northern Ontario that have something comparable,” he said.
In January, Sault Ste. Marie Public Library went live with TLC’s Library•Solution integrated library system and several of its Web-based, touchscreen-enabled modules, providing the library system with social-networking capabilities that were not previously available to staff and borrowers. “It’s given us a much nicer PAC for our patrons,” Jones said of TLC’s LS2 PAC catalog. “They can see book jackets, write their own reviews, see what other people have written, and tag items with search terms.”
He added that the LS2 Kids catalog for Sault Ste. Marie’s emerging readers “is great. There haven’t been any complaints about it; it’s all been positive.”
Jones offered further praise for TLC’s implementation and customer support teams. “Whenever we have had a question, they have gotten back to us very quickly.”
Established in 1896, the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library serves a population of more than 80,000 along the St. Mary’s River in Ontario, Canada. Its three locations offer 202,000 items and circulate more than half a million titles each year.
The Library Corporation, a family-owned company founded in 1974, creates and distributes automation and cataloging software to library systems worldwide.