ONTARIO, Calif. — April 12, 2016 –Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies, and software developed to power libraries, and South Dakota State Library, proudly announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit, as the statewide resource sharing system.
After the usual competitive RFP process, South Dakota State Library selected Auto-Graphics, Inc. as the vendor of choice with their latest iteration of ILL software. SHAREit's open platform provides a tremendous advancement in the development of next generation resource sharing systems for libraries by facilitating interconnectivity of disparate systems, providing consortia the ability to interface with multiple ILL and resource sharing systems.
Intended for library systems ranging in size from a single branch, up to diverse and complex statewide systems such as South Dakota, SHAREit will provide a modern patron-centric state solution supporting all South Dakota Libraries. The South Dakota RFP required a vendor to provide a modern, standard spaced solution in order to support the largest to the smallest libraries in the state. South Dakota sought a solution which could handle the diverse needs of the state's ecosystem. This ecosystem includes public schools and academic libraries, each with their own unique challenges.
"The South Dakota State Library selection of SHAREit continues a very strong year for growth for Auto-Graphics in North America. We continue to see states/provinces looking for modern, patron centric resource sharing solutions throughout North America. As resource sharing solutions have shifted to truly supporting patrons while removing or mitigating unnecessary staff intervention, we believe SHAREit expansion will continue to grow," stated Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales at Auto-Graphics.
About South Dakota State Library
Fifty-six (56) South Dakota libraries, including the South Dakota State Library (SDSL), share an integrated library system (ILS) through the South Dakota Library Network (SDLN). This shared catalog allows all South Dakota libraries the ability to search the bibliographic collections and borrow content via interlibrary loan (ILL). In addition, 124 libraries have access to the ILL functionality through SDLN, allowing borrowing of materials from SDLN full member libraries. Over 27,000 ILLs are conducted through the SDLN library network annually.
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics is a technology innovator providing data management solutions to customers across multiple industries. Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. 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 our integrated library system; SHAREit our resource sharing product providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (using NCIP) and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit the company's federated search and discovery module, and MONTAGE their brand new Digital Collection Management software. All products, part of the AG Library Service Platform, are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the more effective Cloud-based delivery (SaaS – Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.