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Northwest Kansas Library System Selects AGent VERSO

Press Release: Auto-Graphics, Inc. [January 8, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 Auto-Graphics, Inc.

Abstract: Auto-Graphics announced that the Northwest Kansas Library System and seven of their member libraries have selected AGent VERSO for their integrated library system. The system is built on AGent, an open and standards-compliant platform that provides a more visual and interactive user experience to facilitate social networking, effortless navigation for an improved user experience and administrative workflow.


POMONA, CA. - January 8, 2009 - Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) (Pink Sheets: AUGR), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 36 years, today announced that the Northwest Kansas Library System and seven of their member libraries have selected AGent VERSO for their integrated library system (ILS). The system is built on AGent, an open and standards-compliant platform that provides a more visual and interactive user experience to facilitate social networking, effortless navigation for an improved user experience and administrative workflow. The following libraries will upgrade to AGent VERSO with integration to their current resources and services as well as a common bibliographic catalog to facilitate sharing of materials amongst members:

  • Northwest Kansas Library
  • Bird City Public Library
  • Grainfield City Library
  • Jennings City Library
  • Lenora Public Library
  • Norton Public Library
  • Oakley Public Library
  • St. Francis Public Library

Funding for AGent VERSO was provided by the State Library of Kansas through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, as well as the Northwest Kansas Library System and the local libraries. The Kansas libraries opted for the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted 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. By utilizing the SaaS option these eight libraries will automatically be upgraded to the latest version of the system without any additional expenses.

A longtime partner to the State Library of Kansas, Auto-Graphics' AGent Resource Sharing interlibrary loan system and AGent Search, its federated search portal, are already in use by over 1,000 Kansas libraries across the state. Due to the integrated nature of the AGent platform, as the State Library of Kansas continues to move toward services focused on the end user they can seamlessly implement one of the many services offered by Auto-Graphics which are designed to streamline workflow and greater empower the end user such as the NCIP-compliant Circulation-Interlibrary Loan Link (CILL) module which has been proven to eliminate more than 50 percent of the steps required to process a borrowing or lending request, providing significant time and cost savings.

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 36 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 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.

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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 8, 2009
Publisher:Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Company: Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Products: AGent VERSO
Libraries: Northwest Kansas Library
Bird City Public Library
Grainfield City Library
Jennings City Library
Lenora Public Library
Norton Public Library
Oakley Public Library
St. Francis Public Library
Record Number:13733
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2009-01-09 06:37:37