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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
  • Santosh Sabnis -- Director of Engineering
  • Mike Walters -- Director of Marketing and Product
  • Oliver Weiler -- Manager of Computer Operations
  • Mary Clark -- Product Manager, SHAREit
  • Ted Koppel -- Product Manager, VERSO ILS

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 (421 libraries, 518 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 361
    Academic libraries: 37
    School libraries: 11
    56 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 518 library facilities included in libraries.org 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.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2005). Auto-Graphics launches ASP digital library product



Auto-Graphics, Inc. News

Saturday Jul 4, 2015

All 200 Press Releases from Auto-Graphics, Inc.

10 most recent items:


June 27, 2015. Auto-Graphics, Inc expands California presence With VERSO ILS. Auto-Graphics and Rancho Mirage Public Library announce the selection and successful migration and go live of Auto-Graphics' VERSO, as the new Integrated Library System. After a competitive and thorough RFP process, Rancho Mirage Public Library, RMPL, selected Auto-Graphics as the vendor of choice with their latest iteration of ILS software. <<more>>


June 5, 2015. Auto-Graphics' continues growth in mid-tier public library market. Auto-Graphics and La Porte County Public Library, announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' VERSO, as the new Integrated Library System. <<more>>


May 21, 2015. Auto-Graphics Inc. Introduces a unique OCLC WMS bibliographic connector. Auto-Graphic announced that SHAREit has been integrated with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services ILS for their statewide and provincial customers. The new WMS module allows SHAREit to fully interact with OCLC WMS ILS systems in the same manner as any standard ILS using Z39.50. The WMS integration provides bibliographic data discovery, item level detail including availability, and related circulation status. <<more>>


May 5, 2015. Agent Information Software, Inc. announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings. Agent Information Software reported a net income of $85,401 for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, up $165,446 over first quarter 2014 losses. The net income exceeded the forecast for the first quarter by $24,574 or 40%. Net sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 were $1,207,098, which met the forecast and were up $157,217 or 15% from $1,049,881 for the same period last year, due to the increase of recurring revenues. <<more>>


April 23, 2015. Auto-Graphics' SHAREit selected by Access PA and Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (HSLC). Auto-Graphics and HSLC, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the statewide resource sharing system. After a competitive RFP process including resource sharing and interlibrary loan vendors throughout the nation, Auto-Graphics was selected by HSLC to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the oldest ILL implementations in North America. Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania librarians. <<more>>


December 10, 2014. Auto-Graphics' SHAREit selected again by State Library of Kansas. Auto-Graphics and the State Library of Kansas announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the statewide resource sharing system. <<more>>


November 14, 2014. Auto-Graphics' SHAREit selected to provide the next interlibrary loan platform for Access PA. Auto-Graphics' SHAREit has been selected to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the largest ILL implementations in North America that serves over 2600 public, school, academic, and special libraries across Pennsylvania. After a comprehensive RFP process, Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania library community at trainings, forums, conference events, and through the many years of providing technical support. In upgrading to the SHAREit ILL platform, HSLC’s objectives for Access PA will be met by providing a more modern and feature-rich interface for end users with greater search functionality, a flexible and efficient ILL system, and a more accurate and authoritative database that will enhance statewide ILL services. <<more>>


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>>


June 1, 2014. Middlebury Public Library selects VERSO Express. Auto-Graphics announces that the Middlebury Public Library has selected Auto-Graphics' VERSO Express. The Middlebury Public Library is migrating from Bibliomation's Evergreen ILS. <<more>>


April 29, 2014. Auto-Graphics fully integrates with MeLCat in nine libraries with many more to come. Auto-Graphics announcesd he full integration of VERSO, Auto-Graphics' integrated library system, with Michigan's Interlibrary Loan system, MeLCat, in nine libraries. Additionally, many more Michigan libraries are soon expected to be fully integrated with VERSO. <<more>>