ONTARIO, Calif. — May 17, 2017 – Auto-Graphics, Inc., an Industry-leading library management software provider and the first to provide Web-based library resource management solutions to library consortia, is excited to announce the latest release to their AGent Library Management Platform, Auto-Graphics' Library Mobile for VERSO, continuing the company's investment in the industry it serves. This new real-time app is tightly integrated with back-end VERSO desktop business rules, which means library circulation rules such as e-book retention, placing holds, etc. are automatically recognized and enforced, unlike third-party mobile apps, to provide a complete, integrated solution.
Strategically designed to work out-of-the-box, Auto-Graphics' Library Mobile for VERSO takes advantage of functionality only available on mobile devices, such as using the device camera to scan a book barcode, or using geo-location functionality to help patrons to find the nearest VERSO-enabled library. From searching for materials, placing holds, looking up library events, to paying fines online, this new app promises to increase patron engagement with the library. Due to the app's tight integration with VERSO, libraries easily can customize the app directly from the VERSO desktop to highlight their special collections and community engagement events, promoting them to their patrons on the devices they use the most.
Auto-Graphics' Library Mobile for VERSO has the potential to redefine how patrons interact libraries, providing them real-time library access directly from their cell phone or tablet. With Library Mobile, directly from their home, car, grocery, or bookstore, with complete ease, library patrons can:
- Find a library based on geolocation or zip-code
- View their account
- Search for materials and build lists
- Scan a book's barcode and instantly search for the book at your library
- Place items on hold
- Renew checked-out books
- Pay fines, and more
To learn more about Auto-Graphics Library Mobile for VERSO, or how to obtain a subscription for your library, visit www.auto-graphics.com.
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Auto-Graphics is the only publicly-traded library software vendor to provide software solutions along with full financial transparency. The company's nearly seven (7) decades of providing solutions to the markets it serves reflects how well Auto-Graphics has listened to their customer base and stayed abreast of new technologies, continuously reinventing their products and services to help libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The Auto-Graphics browser-based Library Management Platform for patrons and staff – currently used by more than 11,000 libraries in North America – is comprised of VERSO, an integrated public library system (ILS); SHAREit, a resource sharing product providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (ILL) using NCIP and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit, a federated search and discovery module; SLIMS, a small library information management system, and MONTAGEdc, a digital asset management (DAM) solution. All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the effective cloud-based delivery (SaaS - Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Auto-Graphics trades under the stock symbol AIFS.