POMONA, CA. — November 10, 2003— Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) is pleased to announce that the Library and Archives Canada has completed testing of the ability of AGent to successfully send Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests via the ISO 10160/10161 protocols. This standard enables libraries with different systems to exchange information in a consistent manner. NAVIS, the Library's existing Protocol-based ILL management system, was used during the testing.
AGent's Resource Sharing Module, used during the testing, is fully ISO/ILL capable, and supports the Interlibrary Loan Protocol Implementors Group (IPIG) profile, enabling users to interface with numerous third party ILL systems. AGent is Auto-Graphics' premier library management system that allows users to simultaneously search multiple databases, full-text repositories, the web, and local catalogues through a single search interface. Modular by design, AGent makes one's technology investment work by providing the right level of infrastructure based on the client's current system architecture and future needs. Offered as a hosted service or perpetual license, available AGent modules include Authentication, Portal, Resource Sharing (ILL), Cataloguing, Statistics, and Library Automation (circulation).
“Library and Archives Canada thoroughly tests each version of ISO ILL systems for both technical interoperability and smooth workflows, and AGent passed our testing requirements with flying colors,” commented Eileen Lim, Acting Manager, ILL Support Services.
Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Auto-Graphics said, “Library and Archives Canada has a solid history in ILL implementation that it continuously improves. We are pleased to have passed their rigorous testing process for ISO ILL interoperability.”
The Library and Archives Canada is a federal cultural institution containing the most comprehensive collection of Canadian information in the world including books, periodicals, sound recordings, and other materials. Established in 1953, the Library and Archives Canada's main role has always been to acquire, preserve, and promote quality Canadian material that is part of the published heritage for all Canadians, both now and in the years to come. For more information on the Library and Archives Canada, visit www.nlc-bnc.ca/index-e.html.
Auto-Graphics provides resource sharing and portal software services to clients who create, manage, publish and access information using the Internet. Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has played a leading role in translating the rapid developments in computer and data processing technology into advanced products and services that are used by more than 10,000 libraries in North America. The Company's web site is located at www.auto-graphics.com.