POMONA, CA. - June 01, 2010 - Auto-Graphics, Inc., a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for 40 years, today announced that the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) will be implementing AGent VERSO as its integrated library system (ILS). AGent VERSO will replace the library's SirsiDynix Symphony system.
"AGent VERSO was the best solution for us because it allowed us to maximize every penny spent on technology, while the SaaS option significantly frees-up staff to focus on services as opposed to managing the system," said Glenda Tilson, library services division director for the Mississippi Library Commission. "The support that we have received from Auto-Graphics in running our statewide system has been outstanding and was a contributing factor in our selection of AGent VERSO."
The addition of AGent VERSO will allow the MLC to fully leverage its existing statewide interlibrary loan (ILL) investment, AGent Resource Sharing, which is also provided by Auto-Graphics. The MLC will now deliver a single user interface for staff and patrons to manage both ILL and ILS transactions through the integrated AGent library automation platform. They will also make use of the following features - the AGent Iluminar user interface, Serials, the EDI X.12-compliant Acquisitions module and the NCIP-enabled Circulation-Interlibrary Loan Link (CILL) module - to streamline workflow and empower patrons to initiate and track their own ILL transactions.
The library opted to deliver the system using the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted model with full system support, maintenance and updates, allowing the MLC to focus on expanding patron services without the additional cost and complexity of addressing technical support issues.
"We are pleased to help our longtime statewide partner recognize significant efficiencies gained through the use of the integrated AGent platform across ILS and ILL functionality," commented Albert Flores, vice president of sales and marketing at Auto-Graphics. "This contract award is following a trend of libraries turning to Auto-Graphics to provide affordable, robust, feature-rich technology systems supported by high-quality customer service and delivered using the SaaS model."
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has been a technology innovator for more than five decades, providing data automation solutions to customers across multiple industries. For 40 years, Auto-Graphics, a subsidiary of Agent Information Software, has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The AGent integrated product suite - currently used by more than 5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of AGent Iluminar a next generation patron user interface; AGent VERSO a complete integrated library system; AGent Resource Sharing a robust interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and AGent Search a powerful federated search application. AGent products are standards-compliant, built with an open systems architecture and are available via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.