TLC has announced the release of Web Circ, a Web-based circulation interface designed specifically for schools. Web Circ's screens were designed to be used by library media specialists, library assistants, and student helpers with minimal training.
Library media specialists can perform circulation functions from a browser without having to install software at the individual school. Web Circ is an additional interface to TLC's centralized automation system for school districts, Library•Solution for Schools. Web Circ joins TLC's other Web-based modules including OPAC, Reports, Cataloging, Acquisitions, Media Booking, and Textbook Management.
Features of Web Circ include the following:
* Student pictures: View student pictures in circulation. A search for a teacher yields a class list with pictures. Click on the student picture to check out books. * Class set functionality: Request multiple copies of a title from across the district. Web Circ determines where the copies are available and sends requests to the appropriate schools. * Integrated access to Web applications: Tabs provide integrated access to the district's OPAC, TLC's Report Manager, or any other Web site. Standards-compliant sites will maintain their view when switching between tabs to allow staff to easily move back and forth between applications. * Automated Cataloging: Create a brief record in Web Circ and have a full MARC record the next day. The record is automatically updated to full MARC overnight.