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Portland Library is pleased to announce the availability of Transparent Language Online for Libraries, the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere. Transparent Language is a highly regarded and proven system providing the widest variety of high-quality learning material and seamless integration of real-life language use.
The Portland Library implemented a new computer system in early June. Computerized library systems came into use in Connecticut in the early-to-mid 1980s and have continued to evolve. The new system, also used by the Lion, Inc. consortium which serves central Connecticut libraries such as Middletown and East Haddam’s libraries, is a product of Innovative Interfaces Inc. Encore, the catalog or public side of the system, will be easier to use, offering more intuitive searching across the full network of 30 member libraries. Established services such as emailed due date reminders, online renewal, and the ability to reserve items from home will remain in place. Many internal processes such as issuing library cards, compiling library use statistics, and assisting users are expected to be more user-friendly for staff and more efficient.
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