ONTARIO, Calif. — July 26, 2017 — Auto-Graphics, Inc., the Industry-leading and first Web-based library resource management solutions provider, is pleased to announce that an update to its industry-leading resource-sharing solution, SHAREit, took place on July 11, 2017.
This latest SHAREit release contains many enhancements and new functionalities that continue to fine-tune the capacity of SHAREit to improve service to end-users by opening collections between different types of libraries, extending patron discovery, and improving material access. This increased access to materials has the added benefit of reducing acquisition costs along with costs associated with third-party lenders.
Currently in use by 14 states to handle unmediated, cloud-based resource-sharing, SHAREit product development is primarily driven by enhancements requested and voted on by the active SHAREit User Group, chaired by Sunni Nishimura, Manager of the BC Electronic Library Network, which has been a satisfied Auto-Graphics resource sharing customer since 1990.
The SHAREit user group meets 4 times a year to share information, discuss new functionality ideas, share insights, and vote on the enhancements they would like to see in their resource sharing system. The next user group meeting is set for this September. "As a former SHAREit user, I can vouch for the value of the SHAREit User Group. Nearly all SHAREit users attend our meetings to collaborate and discuss our resource sharing experiences and ideas for making SHAREit even better," states Deborah Hensler, SHAREit Product Manager for Customer Services. "I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this engaging and dynamic group of resource-sharing visionaries."
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Auto-Graphics is the only publicly-traded library software vendor to provide software solutions along with full financial transparency. The company's nearly seven (7) decades of providing solutions to the markets it serves reflects how well Auto-Graphics has listened to their customer base and stayed abreast of new technologies, continuously reinventing their products and services to help libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The 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, an integrated public library system (ILS); SHAREit, a resource sharing product providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (ILL) using NCIP and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit, a federated search and discovery module; SLIMS, a small library information management system, and MONTAGEdc, a digital asset management (DAM) solution. All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the effective cloud-based delivery (SaaS - Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Auto-Graphics trades under the stock symbol AIFS.