POMONA, CA. - August 18, 2010 - Auto-Graphics, Inc., a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for 40 years, today announced that both the North Central Kansas Library System (NCKLS) and the NorthWest Kansas Library System (NWKLS) have expanded their contracts to offer the AGent VERSO integrated library system (ILS) to 13 additional public libraries throughout Kansas. This contract expansion brings the total number of libraries in Kansas using AGent VERSO up to 89.
Both library systems have selected the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery method, which provides full system support and maintenance. In addition, all libraries have opted to integrate AGent Search, Auto-Graphics' federated search solution which provides completely integrated simultaneous searching of all available resources including subscription content databases, bibliographic databases and the open web. The libraries will also utilize AGent Iluminar, Auto-Graphics' user interface built using the Adobe Flex framework, which provides intuitive navigation using innovative web cues that patrons have come to expect in a next generation web interface.
Participating NCKLS libraries include
- Abilene Public Library
- Council Grove Public Library
- Hanover Public Library
- Washington Public Library
- Leonardville City Library
- Enterprise Public Library
- Solomon Public Library
Participating NWKLS libraries include
- Almena City Libraries
- Pioneer Memorial Library
- Oberlin City Library
- Selden Public Library
- Sharon Springs Public Library
- Sheridan County Library
In addition to the features listed above, the NCKLS libraries have also selected the Circulation-Interlibrary Loan Link (CILL) module, allowing them to fully leverage the State Library of Kansas' existing statewide interlibrary loan (ILL) investment, AGent Resource Sharing, which is also provided by Auto-Graphics. Participating NCKLS libraries will now provide a single user interface for staff and patrons to manage both ILL and ILS transactions further streamlining workflow and empowering patrons to initiate and track their own ILL transactions.
"Auto-Graphics has been a longtime partner to libraries and consortia throughout Kansas over the past twenty years," commented Albert Flores, vice president of sales and marketing at Auto-Graphics. "We are happy to see a continued expansion of our SaaS based ILS system in the public library community which provides improved technology while reducing operational cost."
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has been a technology innovator for more than five decades, providing data automation solutions to customers across multiple industries. For 40 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The AGent integrated product suite - currently used by more than 5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of AGent Iluminar a next generation patron user interface; AGent VERSO a complete integrated library system; AGent Resource Sharing a robust interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and AGent Search a powerful federated search application. AGent products are standards-compliant, built with an open systems architecture and are available via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.