POMONA, CA. — April 7, 2003 — Auto-Graphics, Inc. announces the signing of an agreement with Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) to purchase VERSO ASP.
VERSO is a MARC-based integrated library management system, suitable as an ASP/ILS or traditional ILS. All modules are 100% web-based with an unparalleled easy-to-use interface for staff and library patrons.
“One of the reasons we chose Auto-Graphics' system is that the ASP implementation of VERSO was more cost effective for us than a traditional ‘purchase' model. We liked the option of not having to house the hardware server or having a staff dedicated to the maintenance of the system,” said Dr. Edwin S. Gleaves, Tennessee's State Librarian and Archivist.
“As a result of our review and analysis of similar systems, the Auto-Graphics VERSO system proved to be a cost-effective solution for the needs of TSLA,” said Joann Blair, Director of State Library's Library Technical Services Section. “We felt that VERSO would be the easiest to use and would give us the most flexibility. In addition, the training and technical support we have already received from Auto-Graphics' staff have been excellent and we have no doubts that the professional customer service will continue into the future.”
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is located in Nashville. It boasts a large collection of materials relating to Tennessee's people and history, serving as a major resource for the region. In addition, TSLA is the agency charged with developing and promoting library services statewide through the funding of the Tennessee Regional Library System (which uses Auto-Graphics IMPACT).
Auto-Graphics (http://www.auto-graphics.com) provides software and services to clients who create, manage, publish, and access information using the Internet. Since the early 1970's, Auto-Graphics has played a leading role in translating the rapid developments in computer and data processing technology into advanced products and services for libraries. More than 10,000 libraries in the United States and Canada use its systems.