POMONA, CA. – August 21, 2007 – Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) (Pink Sheets: AUGR.PK), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 35 years, today announced that the Lyons Unified School District in Kansas and Southeast Polk Community School District in Iowa have selected AGent VERSO as their integrated library system (ILS). These two school districts represent 14 individual K-12 schools that will benefit from Auto-Graphics' web-based OPAC, circulation, cataloging and administrative modules. The addition of these library districts is illustrative of the increased demand for the AGent VERSO ILS system across a range of library types.
The Lyons Unified School District, consisting of four schools, opted for Auto-Graphics' Software as a Service (SaaS) model with full system support, maintenance and updates, removing the cost and complexity of hosting and maintaining the system internally. The Southeast Polk Community School District, comprised of 10 schools, selected the licensed delivery model in order to utilize their strong IT staff to manage AGent VERSO internally. While both of the school districts will share a common bibliographic database within their district, each of the 14 individual libraries will have the ability to customize a unique interface at the library level, including an events calendar, RSS feeds and the ability to accommodate staff and student-level display preferences.
"AGent VERSO is a streamlined, innovative system that minimizes the necessary steps to complete an ILS process, which allows the staff to dedicate more time to instructing and aiding students," said Carol VanHook, Teacher Librarian at Southeast Polk Senior High. "For the student, the system offers a one-click research method; with one keyword, AGent VERSO searches all of our current databases to provide the most comprehensive and relevant information to our students."
"Progressive school districts are looking for an ILS product that will benefit both library staff and student users," said Paul Cope, president of Auto-Graphics. "The AGent VERSO 3.0 system was designed to bring the vast world of information to users in a clear and relevant manner. These students will benefit from the improved user interface and range of progressive tools that leverage their discovery process."
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.