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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 (411 libraries, 504 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 353
    Academic libraries: 35
    School libraries: 12
    45 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 504 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.

Selected 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.



Auto-Graphics, Inc. News

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

All 191 Press Releases from Auto-Graphics, Inc.

10 most recent items:


June 25, 2014. Auto-Graphics releases new version of VERSO ILS at ALA 2014. Auto-Graphics unveiled the latest version of VERSO web-based integrated library system. <<more>>


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>>