POMONA, CA. — July 8, 2009 -- Auto-Graphics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AUGR),a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 36 years, today announced that the newly formed 2 Year Kansas College Library Consortium, representing two-year college libraries throughout Kansas, has selected AGent VERSO for their integrated library system (ILS). These libraries will also be receiving AGent Iluminar, Auto-Graphics’ next generation user interface, built using the open source Adobe Flex framework and employing innovative, attention-grabbing display technologies such as 3D Flip and Cover Flow book jacket display - made popular by Apple iPod - as well as enhanced drag & drop functionality and the ability for end users to modify their own user experience through "My Lists" and "My Account" customization options.
The following colleges have opted to implement the new technology using the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery method, which provides full system support and maintenance, allowing the colleges to focus on expanding student services without the additional cost and complexity of addressing technical support issues:
- Butler Community College
- Cloud County Community College
- Dodge City Community College
- Flint Hills Technical College
- Manhattan Area Technical College
- Neosho County Community College
"Our libraries are currently working with legacy systems that no longer meet our needs. AGent VERSO has a strong presence in Kansas and with the new AGent Iluminar interface and Software as a Service hosted environment, we feel that AGent VERSO is the right choice for each of us," said Janet Anderson-Story, librarian at Flint Hills Technical College. "We are pleased with how easy it's been to work with the Auto-Graphics staff and are excited about starting the academic year with a new ILS."
The consortium members will also implement Auto-Graphics’ powerful AGent Search federated search component, allowing end users and staff the ability to simultaneously search electronic resources, bibliographic databases and the open web, delivering aggregated results for all sources searched. In addition, members will receive the clustered search engine and faceted results display, and these libraries will have access to each other’s holdings through their shared catalog, which will be a rich resource for their commonly shared materials and end user interests.
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. The AGent integrated product suite – currently used by more than 6,000 libraries in North America – is comprised of AGent Iluminar a next generation patron user interface; 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. AGent products are standards-compliant, built with an open systems architecture and are available via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.