The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest and most diverse population of any library in the nation. Its Central Library, 72 branch libraries, more than six million books, and state-of-the-art technology accessible at www.lapl.org, provide everyone with free and easy access to information and the opportunity for life-long learning.
Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates and maintains more than 600 online learning resources, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library, where users can access thousands of full-text eBooks on virtually any subject from Gale and dozens of premier partner publishers.
Innovative Interfaces creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and provide the freedom to implement a customized solution. The company’s products include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, the Innovative ERM, and INN-Reach resource sharing.
OCLC is a global, nonprofit library membership organization. OCLC and its member libraries build and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest library catalog. OCLC WorldShare provides a Web-based platform to help libraries innovate and manage workflows. Combined with WorldCat, WorldShare helps libraries collaborate to guide information seekers to library resources worldwide.
CIVICTechnologies provides market segmentation solutions that support data-driven decisions for public library patron development, collection development, services, programs, partnerships, marketing, use of facilities, and staffing. CommunityConnect software helps libraries visualize their service areas, analyze their data, relate patron activity to service patterns and act to develop strategic initiatives. The BusinessDecision database helps businesses find new customers and analyze locations. Both solutions utilize Tapestry market segmentation with 65 unique market segments based on a diverse range of characteristics.
collectionHQ is the world-leading collection performance improvement tool. Based on a proven methodology, it goes beyond reporting and helps librarians quickly improve how their collection is performing — aligning supply with demand. It saves time, saves money and makes library collections work better for patrons.
Tutor.com provides the most highly rated homework help and tutoring that connects patrons to an expert tutor online via a computer or any mobile device. Tutor.com is the largest online tutoring company with over 2,600 tutors having delivered over 8 million sessions in math, science, social studies, English, GED prep and career services.
OrangeBoy helps libraries identify and quantify information about their customers and communities. We segment customers based on library behaviors to understand usage patterns and determine areas of opportunity. OrangeBoy also provides services to target marketing efforts, allocate resources, improve service delivery, shape facilities use, and guide program and service development.
Polaris Library Systems earns the highest customer satisfaction ratings by focusing on one goal: helping librarians serve their communities. Over 2,000 public, private and academic libraries count on Polaris automation platforms to maximize time and resources, reduce costs, boost productivity and improve patron satisfaction every day. See Polaris at http://tour.polarislibrary.com.