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On Point Announces TLC Improvements

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On Point Announces TLC Improvements

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On Point, Inc. has announced that its TLC (Total Library Computerization) library automation software system has been updated with Instant Web Publishing (IWP), a revised MARC interface, and new end-user benefits.

Instant Web Publishing

According to the company, TLC is Webready with IWP when it's shipped. The only other things needed to put a library catalog on the Web are a connection to the Internet and a copy of FileMaker Pro database software. The company has also added a second Web option for TLC-Web pages designed for use with FileMaker, Inc.'s Custom Web Publishing (CWP) feature. The result is that it will be easier to modify the appearance of a library's Web pages. The other advantage is that users can click on live links when they appear in the TLC catalog records that are retrieved on the Web. With IWP, Internet addresses or URLs were merely informational text that users could select and copy to open a Web page. Now that TLc offers CWP, any active URL can be clicked to go directly to the page referenced.

MARC Interface

TLC's MARC interface has a new look and also is easier to customize for down-loaded MARC bibliographic records. The conversion program has itself been converted to a 32-bit Windows application. TLC has been a Windows/Macintosh solution since 1996, but the MARC interface remained a DOS program until now. Librarians will find initial set-up procedures facilitated by clickable buttons offering easy-to-understand selections.

According to the announcement, the company has added a second benefit to this program. …

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