POMONA, CA. —April 21, 2008 -- Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) (Pink Sheets: AUGR), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 35 years, today announced that seven community colleges in Colorado have selected AGent VERSO for their integrated library system (ILS). All seven libraries will be upgrading from their legacy CARL X system provided by The Library Corporation (TLC) to AGent VERSO. These community colleges join a growing number of Colorado libraries selecting Auto-Graphics’ Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery method, which includes full system support, maintenance and updates for their library automation needs. These libraries are:
- Otero Junior College
- Northeastern Junior College
- Pikes Peak Community College
- Trinidad State Junior College
- Pueblo Community College
- Morgan Community College
- Red Rocks Community College
All seven of the community colleges have selected AGent VERSO to provide them with web-based access to both student and staff functionality, including circulation, cataloging and all administrative modules. In addition, the libraries have opted to integrate AGent Search, a powerful Web Services-enabled federated search solution allowing students and staff to quickly and intelligently search electronic resources, bibliographic databases and the open web - all within the library’s online public access catalog (OPAC). By implementing AGent VERSO, an open, standards-based system, these libraries will be able to easily incorporate additional modules that enhance the user’s discovery process as the colleges grow and their needs evolve.
"Auto-Graphics understands that community college libraries have unique requirements to meet the growing needs of the students, faculty and communities they serve, which are often times not addressed by other ILS vendors," said Paul Cope, president of Auto-Graphics. "We are dedicated to providing these library customers with a feature-rich, robust functionality set with the ability to customize each library to a very high degree, regardless of whether the library purchases the system individually or as part of a consortium."
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 over 35 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. Its flagship solution, AGent, is one of the most comprehensive library automation platforms available today, allowing libraries of any size to manage, share and search their resources. The AGent integrated product suite – currently used by more than 6,000 libraries in North America – is comprised of AGent VERSO a complete integrated library system; AGent Resource Sharing a robust interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and AGent Search a powerful federated search application. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.