TORONTO, Ont., February 3, 2000. In our continuing effort to add new and innovative products, A-G Canada Ltd. today released A-G's solution for ISO standard interlibrary loan with a product line known as Impact/ISO ILL. A-G Canada Ltd., a pioneer in ILL management solutions, introduced this new web-based request management product line with the capabilities to manage interlibrary loan, document delivery, and resource sharing from one or many document retention sites. Impact/ISO ILL acts as a stand-alone or can be integrated with Impact/ONLINE and/or Impact/Z39.50 Gateway™ giving A-G Canada a complete ISO compliant Z39.50 searching and ILL management solution. Impact/ISO ILL is the necessary catalyst representing the next generation of ILL management for A-G Canada's AVISO users and will be the replacement of A-G's AVISO ILL products.
Impact/ISO ILL allows seamless interfacing within the ‘application management database interaction' with ISO 10160/10161 compatibility. A unique feature of Impact/ISO ILL allows individual users to enter their requests and track the status during each phase of the requests transaction. Impact/ISO ILL provides a web-based interface for Library staff to centralize workflow for borrowing, requesting, lending, and responding tasks. Impact/ISO ILL gathers management, collection development statistics and communicates in a variety of ways with other libraries and document suppliers in either print, web, fax and email format.
As a provider of innovative library automation software and Internet resources, A-G Canada empowers local libraries with electronic gateways for libraries and their patrons. Mr. William J. Kliss, Chief Operating Officer, A-G Canada, stated "The explosive growth of the Internet makes access to information resources more readily available. Libraries across Canada and the United States depend on A-G Canada and our parent company, Auto-Graphics, in their quest to become Web-enabled. Our products and services provide a Web-based solution to library automation that enables broad content-rich access to information without overburdening library staff or budgets. As the library-of-tomorrow evolves, we will be there innovating, listening, suggesting and continuing to be the libraries source for technological products backed with knowledge and service".
A-G Canada Ltd. and its parent company, Auto-Graphics, Inc., provide cutting edge Web-based information technology as well as database resource sharing systems to the library and publishing communities. A-G Canada's library products include Impact/ONLINE, Impact/Z39.50 Gateway™, Impact/ISO ILL, Impact/MARCit and Impact/TRACEit. These products extend resource sharing to multiple and combined catalogs using a browser interface. The company's Web site is located at www.ag-canada.com.