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Auto-Graphics subsidiary purchases ISM'S library services division

Library Systems Newsletter [August 1997]

A-G Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of Auto-Graphics, Inc., has purchased the Library Information Services Division of Information Systems Management, one of North America's major bibliographic utilities. The bibliographic utility may be recognized by some as the former UTLAS. The bibliographic database acquired by A-C Canada contains in excess of 57 million records and has an associated PC-based ILL system.

The major advantage of the acquisition for Auto-Graphics is strengthening its position in Canada and giving it a substantial number of academic library clients to complement its current customer base of public and school libraries. For libraries, especially U.S. libraries, it may offer an attractive alternative to OCLC, RLIN, and WLN.

[Contact: A-G Canada, 3300 Bloor Street West, 9th Floor, Centre Tower, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8X 2X3; telephone 416-236-7171; FAX 416-236-7489; URL].

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Publication Year:1997
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 17 Number 08
Issue:August 1997
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Company: Auto-Graphics, Inc.
UTLAS Corporation
Information Systems Management
Subject: Mergers and acquisitions
Record Number:5601
Last Update:2023-11-08 10:39:05
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00