Auto-Graphics, Inc. News

Friday Apr 25, 2014

All 190 Press Releases from Auto-Graphics, Inc.

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July 29, 2013. Auto-Graphics’ VERSO ILS, implemented in 95 public libraries across Tennessee with more to come. Auto-Graphics announced that it has implemented its VERSO integrated library system for 95 libraries throughout Tennessee. This large project is part of the initiative spearheaded by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in December 2011 by Tennessee’s Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, to provide a statewide ILS to centralize and share library technology in a way that hasn’t been done in Tennessee before and making library resources more readily available to their communities. <<more>>


February 4, 2013. Massachusetts Virtual Catalog selects Auto-Graphics' SHAREit to provide a Statewide interlibrary loan platform. Auto-Graphics announced that the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog Governance Group has selected SHAREit to provide an NCIP-based interlibrary loan (ILL) platform for participating libraries throughout Massachusetts to replace SirsiDynix's URSA system. The award was the result of a comprehensive RFP process that included multiple stakeholder groups and incorporated input from directors at each of the nine library networks throughout the State. <<more>>


December 10, 2012. Central Utah Collaborative ILS Project Selects Auto-Graphics' VERSO ILS . Auto-Graphics announced that the Central Utah Collaborative ILS Project has selected VERSO as the replacement integrated library system for nine libraries throughout Utah. CUCP selected Auto-Graphics' Software as a Service (cloud based implementation which provides full system support and maintenance and includes real-time upgrades and product enhancements. The technology upgrade was facilitated by a grant from the Utah State Library which will defray the initial migration and staff training costs and provide patrons in the region with more seamless access to local resources. <<more>>


October 3, 2012. Auto-Graphics partners with FastPencil to power libraries with book publishing capabilities . Auto-Graphics and FastPencil announced a partnership that provides library patrons with access to FastPencil's book publishing engine through its Library Management Platform. Library members will have the ability to use FastPencil's next-generation publishing platform to write, design, publish and sell books in print and digital formats directly through their local libraries. <<more>>


September 5, 2012. Library Management Network in Alabama selects Auto-Graphics' VERSO ILS. Auto-Graphic announced that the Library Management Network has selected VERSO ILS to replace its Innovative Interfaces Millennium system for 13 libraries in 10 counties across north Alabama. This multi-type consortium consisting of academic, public, and high school libraries has chosen Auto-Graphics' cloud based implementation which provides full system support and maintenance and includes real-time upgrades and product enhancements. In addition to being selected through a formal RFP process, Auto-Graphics worked with LMN to conduct comprehensive speed testing to ensure that system performance would not be affected by switching from an on-premise installation to the cloud based implementation. <<more>>


June 20, 2012. Auto-Graphics announces development of eContent Discovery Platform . Auto-Graphic announced the development of its eContent discovery platform. Key features will be added to improve Auto-Graphics' entire product line including its VERSO Library Management Platform, SHAREit interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution and its SEARCHit federated search solution. Enhancements to the product line include a dynamic FRBR inspired clustered results set, increased control through a digital rights management facility, Z39.50 enhancements and seamless access to third party technologies through a newly designed interface developed using the HTML5 standard. <<more>>


June 18, 2012. Auto-Graphics' VERSO Library Management Platform Integrates with TALKINGtech's i-tiva Automated Interactive Communication and Messaging Solution . Auto-Graphics announced the integration of TALKINGTech's i-tiva automated interactive communication and messaging solution with its VERSO Library Management Platform. With integration of i-tiva to VERSO, libraries now have the option to offer end users access to account information and alerts via outbound phone calls and text messaging services. This efficient automatic self-service solution simultaneously extends the hours of the library while significantly freeing up library staff time. <<more>>


May 11, 2012. Auto-Graphics Selected to Continue to Provide JerseyCat Interlibrary Loan Services. The New Jersey State Library has signed an agreement with Auto-Graphics to continue to provide the interlibrary loan services that support the JerseyCat interlibrary loan system. This system provides New Jersey’s libraries with access to a broad range of materials through the JerseyCat portal and participating library websites, supplemented by access to collections nationwide. <<more>>


January 20, 2012. Auto-Graphics releases new version of VERSO ILS software at ALA Midwinter 2012. Auto-Graphics announced that it will be showcasing Version 3.9 of its VERSO integrated library system at the ALA Midwinter Meeting 2012 in Dallas, TX. Part of the AGent family of Library Automation Software & Solutions, Version 3.9 incorporates nearly 200 enhancements to the VERSO system with improvements to the User Administration, Circulation, Serials, Acquisitions and Cataloging functions. These new features are a direct result of customer feedback and are focused on streamlining workflow, improving speed and providing better cohesion between modules. <<more>>


January 17, 2012. Auto-Graphics strengthens its executive management team. Auto-Graphics announced the expansion of its executive management team with the addition of experienced software veterans, Robert Brown and Phillip DeLong. Brown has been appointed Executive Vice President, focused on expanding and strengthening Auto-Graphics' product and service offerings, brand value and customer satisfaction in the marketplace while positively impacting the company's key performance metrics to improve shareholder value. DeLong joins Auto-Graphics as the Vice President of Product Management and has been tasked with leading the team responsible for delivering the company's software and services product strategy. <<more>>


December 6, 2011. Tennessee State Library and Archives selects Auto-Graphics' AGent VERSO to deliver statewide ILS. Auto-Graphics announced that the Tennessee State Library and Archives has selected the AGent VERSO Consortial Edition, to provide a statewide integrated library system to 100 libraries throughout Tennessee. AGent VERSO's Consortial Edition provides TSLA libraries with a superior level of technology that will advance the system of each of its members. Library staff will have the ability to define localized features and functions in the OPAC as well as develop library specific circulation, lending and borrowing policies. The patrons will have the ability to view and manage their library account, create reading lists, access eBooks, place holds and renew items online. <<more>>


June 24, 2011. Auto-Graphics Releases iLib2Go, a free iPhone Application. Auto-Graphic announced that iLib2Go, its free iPhone Application will be available after July 1, 2011 through the Apple App Store. All current AGent VERSO customers will be able to offer this service to their patrons at no additional charge. The simple, user-friendly app enables patrons and staff to securely search their library's holdings, place reserves, renew items and more - anyplace and anytime through their iPhone. <<more>>


June 22, 2011. New white paper explains how libraries can achieve significant time and staff cost savings by Implementing NCIP. Auto-Graphics announced the availability of a new white paper titled Determining Staff Cost Savings Using the NCIP Calculator. The paper illustrates how libraries can benefit from implementing the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) between their resource sharing and circulation systems and provides information to access online tools developed by Auto-Graphics to assist individuals in measuring potential staff cost savings using NCIP at the state and/or individual library level. <<more>>


May 11, 2011. SERC Library chooses Auto-Graphics' AGent Search to provide federated search. Auto-Graphics announced that the State Education Resource Center Library in Connecticut has selected Auto-Graphics' AGent Search to provide federated searching of up to 45 resources. SERC is a nonprofit agency primarily funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education that provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts. <<more>>


January 19, 2011. Capital Sm@rtLibrary Chooses Auto-Graphics' AGent Search to deliver federated search portal in Ottawa, Canada. Auto-Graphics announced that Capital Sm@rtLibrary in Ottawa, Canada has selected Auto-Graphics' AGent Search to provide federated searching of up to forty Z39.50 library targets. Capital Sm@rtLibrary is a collaborative partnership of member libraries in Canada's National Capital Region providing residents with fast, seamless access to the resources of Ottawa and Gatineau libraries and serving as a portal to libraries globally. This project will begin with an initial group of 11 libraries and 2 institutional repositories and is expected to expand to provide more coherent access to resources of the many libraries and institutional repositories in the region. <<more>>


January 4, 2011. Winding Rivers Library System selects Auto-Graphics’ AGent VERSO ILS. Auto-Graphics announced that the Winding Rivers Library System, a consortium consisting of more than 35 public library locations throughout Wisconsin, has selected AGent VERSO to replace its SirsiDynix Horizon integrated library system. <<more>>


December 14, 2010. Arkansas State Library Selects Auto-Graphics' AGent Search to Deliver Statewide Federated Search Portal. Auto-Graphics announced that the Arkansas State Library has selected Auto-Graphics’ AGent Search to provide a federated search portal for over 1,000 multi-type libraries that participate in the Traveler Online Project. AGent Search will provide a streamlined single point of access to state funded and locally obtained subscription content databases that may have been previously unavailable to participating libraries. In addition, member libraries will be configured as Z39.50 targets for the purpose of information retrieval and to provide a greater view into library collections for cataloging or interlibrary loan and resource sharing among members. Participating libraries include 47 academic libraries, 200 public libraries, 37 special libraries and 800 school libraries throughout Arkansas. <<more>>


December 8, 2010. Auto-Graphics announces the Smart Application Group Editor for AGent VERSO. Auto-Graphics announced the Smart Application Group Editor (SAGE), a powerful tool allowing library staff to incisively identify and update staff-selected groups of records. Using SAGE's step-by-step query builder, staff can efficiently identify sets of item, user, and acquisitions records and make global updates to multiple fields simultaneously. This new feature, available to both Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and locally installed AGent VERSO customers in early January 2011, delivers access through a completely web-based interface, providing a higher level of security than those systems that force customers to download a local client. <<more>>


October 7, 2010. Southwest Wisconsin Library System Selects Auto-Graphics' AGent VERSO. Auto-Graphics announced that the Southwest Wisconsin Library System, a consortium consisting of 30 public library locations throughout Wisconsin, has selected AGent VERSO to replace its SirsiDynix Horizon ILS. <<more>>


August 18, 2010. Thirteen Public Libraries in Kansas Select AGent VERSO. Auto-Graphics announced that both the North Central Kansas Library System and the NorthWest Kansas Library System have expanded their contracts to offer the AGent VERSO integrated library system to 13 additional public libraries throughout Kansas. This contract expansion brings the total number of libraries in Kansas using AGent VERSO up to 89. <<more>>


July 22, 2010. Blackhawk Technical College Selects AGent VERSO. Auto-Graphic announced that Blackhawk Technical College in Wisconsin has selected AGent VERSO as its integrated library system. The college has opted for the Software as a Service hosted delivery method, which provides full system support and maintenance, allowing them to focus on expanding patron services without the additional cost and complexity of addressing technical support issues. <<more>>


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Auto-Graphics, Inc.

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430 North Vineyard Avenue Suite 100
Ontario, California 91764
United States
Toll free: 800-776-6939
Phone: 909-595-7004
Fax: 909-595-3506
Web site: http://www.auto-graphics.com
Email: info@auto-graphics.com


Executives

  • Paul R. Cope -- President
  • Albert Flores -- Vice President of Sales
  • Eric Jung -- Vice President of Operations
  • Oliver Weiler -- Manager of Computer Operations
  • Long Pham -- Programming Manager
  • Mary E. Jackson -- Product Manager, Resource Sharing
  • Kim Masterson -- Marketing Manager

Company Ownership

Agent Information Software, Inc. (AIS) became a publicly traded company in 2010 and involved a one-for-one exchange of shares from previously traded brand Auto-Graphics, Inc. (AUGR since 1969). Stock market quotations for Agent Information Software common stock can be found on Yahoo Finance under the ticker symbol AIFS. (from company investor page)


Library automation systems

Auto-Graphics, Inc. offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • AGent VERSO (409 libraries, 501 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 351
    Academic libraries: 35
    School libraries: 12
    44 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 501 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Auto-Graphics, Inc..


Corporate Chronology

Jan 20, 2009   Auto-Graphics announces AGent Iluminar as its new generation presentation layer.
2006   Auto-Graphics releases AGent Search Web Service.
Apr 1, 2005   Paul R. Cope appointed President of Auto-Graphics.
2005   Auto-Graphics releases AGent VERSO.
Jun 14, 2004   Patrick T. Bergamasco joins Auto-Graphics as the new Chief Executive Officer.
May 17, 2004   Auto-Graphics, Inc. announces deregistration.
Jun 15, 2001   Auto-Graphics, Inc. acquires WINGS Request Management System from Pigasus Software.
Feb 1, 2001   Auto-graphics acquires Maxcess Library Systems.
May 23, 2000   Michael Skiles appointed to position of President of Auto-Graphics, Inc..
Jan 10, 2000   Auto-Graphics, Inc. launches LibraryCard, Inc. and Dataquad as new subsidiaries.
Aug 1, 1997   Auto-Graphics subsidiary purchases ISM's library services division.
Jun 1995   Auto-Graphics releases Impact /ONLINE.
Sep 1990   Auto-Graphics acquires LIBerator Library Management System.
1986   Auto-Graphics delivers CD-ROM based Public Access Library catalogs.
1970   Auto-Graphics produces its first library catalog produced from a database.
1970   Auto-Graphics, Inc. acquires Leaps.
1969   Cope Typesetting becomes Auto-Graphics, Inc. and begins trading as a public company.
1950   Auto-Graphics founded as Cope Typesetting.

Key Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Auto-Graphics, Inc., or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2012). Auto-Graphics: A Library Automation Pioneer Strengthens Its Position for Library Consortia

Auto-Graphics has been landing an increasing number of consortial contracts for its AGent VERSO ILS, demonstrating its standing as one of the stronger mid-level library automation vendors in the library automation industry. Their newest clients include a large statewide consortium in Tennessee. This project stands as a significant win for Auto-Graphics and also marks the first time that Tennessee has sponsored a statewide library automation initiative. In a phase of library automation where open source automation projects gain considerable attention, it demonstrates that proprietary systems continue to be regarded as viable alternatives.