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TLC Introduces ITS-MARC-Z, Offers Public Access Manager

Magazine article Information Today

TLC Introduces ITS-MARC-Z, Offers Public Access Manager

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The Library Corporation (TLC), a leading developer of library cataloging and automation products, has introduced ITS MARC-Z, a new service integration Z39.50 protocol into the ITS-MARC database of library cataloging information. This innovation will provide speedier and easier access to TLC's pool of approximately 12 million non-royalty MARC records than ever before.

In a separate release, the company has announced that it will provide Public Access Manager-designed to manage public access to computer workstations, the Web, and intranets-to libraries worldwide.

ITSoMARC-Z

ITS.MARC-Z combines the power of Z39.50 protocol with the vast ITS.MARC database into a single application, making location of information from library catalogs quicker and easier. Until now, the process of searching MARC files required using one application to find and save a record into an editor and another to access the information. ITS*MARC-Z information searches are configured in a user-controllable hierarchy, making retrieval of information easier and more customizable, according to TLC. Searches are conducted through databases, updated daily with data from libraries across the nation, professional cataloging services, and the Library of Congress. The service is available for purchase by all libraries using a cataloging utility with a Z39.50 client as well as all ITS-forWindows users.

Annette Harwood, president, chairman, and an original founder of The Library Corporation, said: "TLC is committed to providing simple, efficient resource-sharing among libraries for both librarians and patrons. ITS*MARC-Z exemplifies our flexibility and attention to the individual user's needs by re-engineering this robust technology to be more powerful. In short, it makes a good thing even better."

Public Access Manager

Engineered by Invortex Technologies, Public Access Manager (PAM) is particularly appropriate for libraries and classrooms, according to TLC. …

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