Benefits of joining TLC :

Shared catalogue providing access to:

  • Over 7 million physical stock items
  • Over 40,000 eBook titles
  • Over 800 e-magazines
  • Nearly 5,000 eAudiobooks and other digital resources

Shared expertise and resources includes: 

  • Stock Leads work together on library policies across the consortium
  • Access to enhanced data analytics
  • Analysis of data across the consortium
  • Providing best value, benchmarking
  • Ensuring stock and digital resources are utilised efficiently and effectively
  • Customer Relationship Management and knowledge of customers ensures that the right messages go out, to the right audience, at the right time, across the consortium
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) requests reviewed and shared
  • Statistics and data provided across the consortium including CIPFA reports

Comprehensive training programme on transition:

  • Ongoing shared training and peer support for frontline staff and volunteers
  • Best practice and benchmarking
  • Shared opportunities to work on consortium wide developments
  • Professional networking forums for staff and managers

A new and exciting library service platform

The consortium platform provides a socially interactive platform and user experience (like Netflix):

  • Easy access to library service
  • Reservation and renewal facility
  • Social media advertising events and activities
  • Online visibility of the catalogue when searching the internet for a book on a search engine (e.g. google)
  • Customers can follow their favourite authors, friends and read reviews on forthcoming titles
  • Customers will be able to share their stories, talk about their library service, what they are reading, their reviews and recommendations
  • Enables authors to engage with their readers
  • Displays the most popular titles, the current content and latest releases
  • Hosts virtual book clubs
  • Has a  “Find My nearest” functionality
  • Provides self-publishing options to budding authors or local community magazines
  • Targets customers through automated alerts, key calendar spikes, or library events and promotions
  • Provides an event booking system – will make it easy for customers to discover, browse and book events

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