Magazine article Computers in Libraries

TLC Rolls out Several New Products at ALA

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

TLC Rolls out Several New Products at ALA

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The Library Corporation (TLC) has made several recent announcements regarding new products.

TLC and CARL have developed YouSeeMore, a new tool available through participating libraries that will enable patrons to build their own customized Web portals. Patrons can submit their preferences using a simple Web form, and in return they'll receive a personal portal account that delivers recommendations for books, music, and videos based on their ratings of previous selections. Those recommendations are then linked to the library catalog displaying the book jacket image, table of contents, reviews, and availability. The patron's personal portal can be accessed anytime and from anywhere online.

Now fully compatible with TLC's turnkey library automation system, Library * Solution, Kid's Catalog Web makes all searches for young patrons quick and easy by using simple language with attractive graphics. For instance when a child clicks the "aliens" icon, the system gives results for the LC subject heading of "extraterrestrial beings." Kid's Catalog Web comes with a core suite of 5,000 Web sites, preselected for appropriate content and composed of governmental, nonprofit, and other highly regarded sites. …

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