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(INWOOD, W.Va.)—January 21, 2012—The Library Corporation and OverDrive are pleased to announce an agreement that enables OverDrive customers to order high-quality TLC MARC records and cataloging services simultaneously with their digital OverDrive materials.

Using TLC’s streamlined BiblioFile OnDemand technology, MARC records for e-books, audiobooks, and music and video titles will be prepared and delivered directly to each OverDrive library ready to import in just a few days. Final testing is under way and is expected to go live very soon.

“The first step to integrating electronic materials in today’s library system is to make sure MARC records exist for those items in the library catalog,” said Heather Brockerman, TLC Product Owner. “Our service accomplishes this quickly and easily. Our test libraries have been especially pleased with the quality and fast turnaround of just a matter of days.”

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of e-books, audiobooks, and other digital content. Founded in 1986, OverDrive currently hosts more than 700,000 premium digital titles from more than 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, AudioGO, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company’s digital distribution services are utilized by more than 18,000 libraries, schools, and colleges worldwide.

TLC was founded in 1974 to create technology for libraries and school districts of all sizes, including some of the busiest libraries in the world. TLC’s library automation and cataloging products include Library•Solution®, CARL•X™, LS2 PAC, LS2 Kids, LS2 Mobile, and ITS•MARC® – all backed by an unparalleled level of customer support and assistance.