POMONA, CA. – May 17, 2007 – Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) (Pink Sheets: AUGR.PK), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 35 years, today announced that 11 public libraries in Connecticut have selected AGent VERSO for their integrated library system (ILS). This brings the total number of libraries in Connecticut utilizing AGent VERSO to 28. The following libraries will upgrade to AGent VERSO which offers a single, comprehensive staff interface, an intuitive customizable OPAC and features such as an events calendar, RSS feeds and the ability to accommodate staff and patron-level display preferences:
- Aldrich Free Public Library
- Booth and Dimock Memorial Library
- Brooklyn Town Library Association
- Canterbury Public Library
- East Woodstock Library
- Eastford Public Library
- North Woodstock Library
- Pomfret Public Library
- Preston Public Library
- Scotland Public Library
- West Woodstock Library
"AGent VERSO is a quality product at an affordable price that allows libraries with a smaller staff to serve patrons at the same level as much larger libraries in terms of features and functionality," commented Christine Bradley, executive director of the Connecticut Library Consortium.
The Connecticut libraries opted for the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery method with full system support, maintenance, and updates, allowing them to focus on expanding patron services without the additional cost and complexity of addressing technical support issues. A longtime partner to the State of Connecticut, hundreds of libraries throughout the State are already using Auto-Graphics' AGent Resource Sharing interlibrary loan system and AGent Search, its federated search portal. With the addition of AGent VERSO, these 11 libraries will now be able to manage, share and search all holdings through a single web-based library automation platform.
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 the past 35 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. Its flagship solution, AGent, is the most comprehensive library automation platform available today, allowing libraries of any size manage, share and search their resources. The AGent integrated product suite – currently used by more than 5,000 libraries in North America – comprises a complete ILS system for public libraries; a robust ILL solution for consortial entities and member libraries; and a powerful federated search solution for both public and academic libraries. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.