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Auto-Graphics launches ASP digital library product

Smart Libraries Newsletter [December 2005]

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Abstract: Through its service called “AGent Digital Collections,” Auto-Graphics has extended its product line to include a platform for helping libraries create, and provide access to, digitized collections of local content. Auto-Graphics specializes in products offered through the ASP (application service provider) model, a model in which the vendor hosts the software on its own servers. The company's federated search, resource sharing, and ILS products follow this approach as well.


Through its service called “AGent Digital Collections,” Auto-Graphics has extended its product line to include a platform for helping libraries create, and provide access to, digitized collections of local content. Auto-Graphics specializes in products offered through the ASP (application service provider) model, a model in which the vendor hosts the software on its own servers. The company's federated search, resource sharing, and ILS products follow this approach as well.

Auto-Graphics designed the AGent Digital Collections service to enable its library customers to provide patrons with access to digital collections—without the time-consuming requirement for libraries to maintain their own infrastructures. A completely Web-based product, AGent Digital Collections provides users with the capability to define a collection; upload digital files; and describe the files. It also provides access to the collection through a professionally designed interface. Library staff members can use the Web-based interface to catalog the objects in the collection, and once the library uploads and describes the files, they become immediately available to users and patrons. Offered via a subscription model, the service charges no additional monies related to the amount of storage used.

To prepare the content for use with AGent Digital Collections, a library staff member can either scan the items in-house or outsource that work. In addition, Auto-Graphics provides libraries with a service that assists in the scanning, cataloging, and indexing of a collection.

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Publication Year:2005
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 25 Number 12
Issue:December 2005
Page(s):4
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Published in Smart Libraries Newsletter under the title: "AGent Deals with Digital Dilemmas"
Company: Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Products: AGent Digital Collections
ISSN:1541-8820
Record Number:11868
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