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Weekly News Digest

November 10, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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TLC Announces New ILS Platform and First Module

TLC (The Library Corp.; simultaneously announced plans for a new ILS platform called LS2 and the release of its first module, the LS2 PAC. LS2, known as "Indigo" during its project phase, is a new development platform for TLC and a new unified ILS that will include web, client, and mobile interfaces.

The development platform combines powerful and flexible open source technologies into a single unified toolset that allows TLC to bring high-quality products to market quickly at a lower cost to libraries. The first module to be released, LS2 PAC, is designed to work with either of TLC’s current integrated library systems, Library•Solution or CARL•X. Development on additional LS2 modules has begun, including plans for an LS2 Kids interface and LS2 Circ, a web-based circulation module.

LS2 PAC offers experiences similar to those found in the best Web 2.0 applications. Popular features include the following: 

  • Tagging 
  • List sharing 
  • User reviews 
  • RSS result feeds 
  • RSS indexing from popular or local websites 
  • Predictive results, which completes search terms as you type 
  • Faceted results 
  • Integrated searching of subscription databases 
  • Item mapping, which shows the item location on a map of your library 
  • Genre browsing 
  • Book River, an eye-catching representation of book jackets in the library’s collection

Source: The Library Corp.

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