TLC and Mackin to Offer Full MackinVIA Content Integration
June 21, 2018 – Inwood, W.Va. – The Library Corporation (TLC) has partnered with Mackin, the creators of MackinVIA, a complete digital content management system, to launch an integration of services within TLC’s eIntegration and the MackinVIA eResource platform.
MackinVIA provides school and public library users with access to more than 2 million digital holdings, including eBooks, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases and videos. The age-appropriate content accessed through MackinVIA is geared toward grades Pre-K to 12, giving students an even greater choice of items beyond the library’s holdings to search and check out.
TLC and Mackin worked together to offer full integration of MackinVIA capabilities in LS2 PAC. TLC is the first automation vendor to offer this fully integrated service, which seamlessly functions through the LS2 PAC interface.
This service, now part of TLC’s eIntegration offerings, enables school and library users to perform MackinVIA functions from within their library account, providing access to the library’s digital resources anytime, anywhere. Users can view all of the library’s digital titles alongside its physical titles. Students can check out and download MackinVIA items, place holds, and return items. Additionally, the catalog captures circulation statistics, presenting librarians with a real-time view of resource usage. Since everything occurs via the seamless interface between LS2 PAC and MackinVIA, borrowers need not perform a separate login.
Borrowers can view and manage MackinVIA items right alongside a library’s other offerings. “We are excited about this new partnership as it aligns with our goal of making access to all eResources through MackinVIA seamless and one source accessible” says Mesa Heise, Mackin’s Director of Digital Resources.
Of the new partnership, TLC CEO Annette Harwood Murphy said, “TLC recently began working with Mackin to become first to fully integrate the two products. The partnership greatly increases what libraries can offer to borrowers, but in a way that is easy, convenient, and powerful.”
For nearly 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for schools and public libraries. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to more than 18,000 publishers and a collection of nearly 3 million printed titles and thousands of maker space products through MackinMaker. Additionally, Mackin features a robust selection of more than 2 million eBook titles, read-alongs, audiobooks, databases and video resources available through their free, state-of-the-art digital content management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit www.mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.
About The Library Corporation:
TLC has operated continuously under the same ownership since 1974 and employs over 200 people dedicated to delivering enterprise hardware and software solutions to public, school, academic, and special libraries worldwide.TLC’s SmartTECHoffers products for your Makerspace or STEAM programs with a collection of premium brands that provide your library with a single source to meet all your technology needs. TLC’s cumulative products are deployed in more than 1,100 organizations, representing over 5,500 locations in North America. TLC is certified by the U.S. General Services Administration, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. TLC’s Headquarters is based in Inwood, W.Va., and has additional offices in Denver, Minnesota, Singapore, and Ontario, Canada. To learn more, visitTLCdelivers.com.