POMONA, CA. - June 20, 2012-- Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies and services that enable libraries to provide personalized access to physical and digital collections anytime, anywhere, today announced the development of its eContent discovery platform. Key features will be added to improve Auto-Graphics' entire product line including its VERSO Library Management Platform, SHAREit interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution and its SEARCHit federated search solution. Enhancements to the product line include a dynamic FRBR inspired clustered results set, increased control through a digital rights management facility, Z39.50 enhancements and seamless access to third party technologies through a newly designed interface developed using the HTML5 standard.
All of Auto-Graphics' customers will benefit from the product expansion once the eContent discovery platform is fully developed. Among those customers is the Kansas State Library which will utilize the eContent discovery platform through their deployment of SHAREit. New enhancements will help to facilitate the next stage in evolution by providing an elegant central point of access to all available resources including physical items and eContent within the State.
"We know that our customers want 'one-stop shopping' and we are pleased that this enhancement will allow us to offer that. Our new partnership with ChiliFresh will also allow our patrons to share advice and reviews more easily with one another, another feature some customers have requested," said Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian.
Central to the strategy is the seamless integration with best of breed third party content and service providers. Kansas will be using SHAREit to implement ChiliFresh's Connections social networking platform. ChiliFresh's Connections will integrate with the Kansas State Library catalog and facilitate the connection of patrons worldwide based on their literary interest and habits through popular social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.
"We are excited about this next stage in evolution for our integrated product suite," said Albert Flores, vice president of sales at Auto-Graphics. "Our new eContent discovery platform will provide libraries with a customizable tool that leverages elegant design to combine best-in-breed emerging technology solutions with established library resources."
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has been a technology innovator for more than six decades providing data management solutions to customers across multiple industries. For over 40 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. Auto-Graphics' integrated product suite - currently used by more than 5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of VERSO a Library Management Platform; SHAREit an interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and SEARCHit a federated search module. All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available for On-Premise or over the Cloud, via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.