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Auto-Graphics' SHAREit selected to provide the next interlibrary loan platform for Access PA

Press Release: Auto-Graphics, Inc. [November 14, 2014]

Copyright (c) 2014 Auto-Graphics, Inc.

Abstract: Auto-Graphics' SHAREit has been selected to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the largest ILL implementations in North America that serves over 2600 public, school, academic, and special libraries across Pennsylvania. After a comprehensive RFP process, Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania library community at trainings, forums, conference events, and through the many years of providing technical support. In upgrading to the SHAREit ILL platform, HSLC’s objectives for Access PA will be met by providing a more modern and feature-rich interface for end users with greater search functionality, a flexible and efficient ILL system, and a more accurate and authoritative database that will enhance statewide ILL services.


Auto-Graphics' SHAREit has been selected to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the largest ILL implementations in North America that serves over 2600 public, school, academic, and special libraries across Pennsylvania. After a comprehensive RFP process, Auto-Graphics' SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania library community at trainings, forums, conference events, and through the many years of providing technical support. In upgrading to the SHAREit ILL platform, HSLC's objectives for Access PA will be met by providing a more modern and feature-rich interface for end users with greater search functionality, a flexible and efficient ILL system, and a more accurate and authoritative database that will enhance statewide ILL services.

"HSLC is excited to be working with Auto-Graphics on behalf of the residents and library staff throughout PA," noted HSLC Executive Director, Maryam Phillips. Phillips continued, "Auto-Graphics has been in business since 1950 and has a proven track record with large-scale statewide ILL. We are proud to be working with a vendor who can assist HSLC with improving statewide library services with such an exciting product and in a cost-effective manner." HSLC and Auto-Graphics will immediately begin work on an implementation schedule that will include in-person and online training throughout PA in Spring 2015. Keep an eye on the Access PA News for more information.

Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Auto-Graphics, Inc., said, "Auto-Graphics is pleased to be partnering with HSLC and Access PA's diverse library membership on delivery of SHAREit(tm), our next generation ILL services. Having worked with many statewide systems over the years, Access PA has long been looked at as not only one of the oldest statewide resource sharing systems, but also one of the most diverse and prestigious ILL initiatives. This award further substantiates SHAREit as the preferred statewide platform for statewide resource sharing and we look forward to the many libraries throughout the state leveraging our advanced resource sharing capabilities."

Questions? Comments? Please contact HSLC Executive Director, Maryam Phillips

About Access PA

Access PA was started in 1985 as a way to provide a union catalog that includes the holdings of all different types of libraries across PA. Today, Access PA represents a coordinated effort to facilitate resource sharing among libraries throughout PA. Access PA is a service of the Pennsylvania Department of Education / Office of Commonwealth Libraries and is hosted by HSLC.

About HSLC

HSLC is the nonprofit partner of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and has been serving the PA library community for over 25 years. Since 1992, HSLC has provided services in a variety of areas to the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. For more about HSLC, please visit us online!

About Auto-Graphics, Inc.

Auto-Graphics is a technology innovator providing data management solutions to customers across multiple industries. For more than six decades, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. Auto-Graphics' Library Management Platform - currently used by more than 5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of VERSO, an integrated library system; SHAREit, a patron-initiated, NCIP, SIP2 enabled circulation-based interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and SEARCHit, a federated search module. All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the more effective Cloud-based delivery model or via a traditional On-Premise installation. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.

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Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 14, 2014
Publisher:Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Company: Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Products: SHAREit
Libraries: Access PA
Record Number:20051
Last Update:2014-11-20 00:58:51
Date Created:2014-11-20 00:58:21