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Auto-Graphics, Inc.

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430 North Vineyard Avenue Suite 100
Ontario, California 91764
United States
Toll free: 800-776-6939
Phone: 909-595-7004
Fax: 909-595-3506
Web site: http://www.auto-graphics.com
Email: info@auto-graphics.com


Executives

  • Paul R. Cope -- President
  • Santosh Sabnis -- Chief Technology Officer
  • Albert Flores -- Vice President of Sales
  • Chuck Felten -- Director of Customer Service
  • Debbie Hensler -- SHAREit, Customer Services Product Manager
  • Brian Straight -- Controller
  • Oliver Weiler -- Manager of Computer Operations
  • Alexandra Winzeler -- SHAREit, Tech Services Product Manager
  • Ted Koppel -- Product Manager, VERSO ILS

Company Ownership

Agent Information Software, Inc. (AIS) became a publicly traded company in 2010 and involved a one-for-one exchange of shares from previously traded brand Auto-Graphics, Inc. (AUGR since 1969). Stock market quotations for Agent Information Software common stock can be found on Yahoo Finance under the ticker symbol AIFS. (from company investor page)


Library automation systems

Auto-Graphics, Inc. offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • AGent VERSO (425 libraries, 540 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 359
    Academic libraries: 33
    School libraries: 12
    91 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 540 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Auto-Graphics, Inc..


Corporate Chronology

Jan 20, 2009   Auto-Graphics announces AGent Iluminar as its new generation presentation layer.
2006   Auto-Graphics releases AGent Search Web Service.
Apr 1, 2005   Paul R. Cope appointed President of Auto-Graphics.
2005   Auto-Graphics releases AGent VERSO.
Jun 14, 2004   Patrick T. Bergamasco joins Auto-Graphics as the new Chief Executive Officer.
May 17, 2004   Auto-Graphics, Inc. announces deregistration.
Jun 15, 2001   Auto-Graphics, Inc. acquires WINGS Request Management System from Pigasus Software.
Feb 1, 2001   Auto-graphics acquires Maxcess Library Systems.
May 23, 2000   Michael Skiles appointed to position of President of Auto-Graphics, Inc..
Jan 10, 2000   Auto-Graphics, Inc. launches LibraryCard, Inc. and Dataquad as new subsidiaries.
Aug 1, 1997   Auto-Graphics subsidiary purchases ISM's library services division.
Jun 1995   Auto-Graphics releases Impact /ONLINE.
Sep 1990   Auto-Graphics acquires LIBerator Library Management System.
1986   Auto-Graphics delivers CD-ROM based Public Access Library catalogs.
1970   Auto-Graphics produces its first library catalog produced from a database.
1970   Auto-Graphics, Inc. acquires Leaps.
1969   Cope Typesetting becomes Auto-Graphics, Inc. and begins trading as a public company.
1950   Auto-Graphics founded as Cope Typesetting.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Auto-Graphics, Inc., or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2012). Auto-Graphics: A Library Automation Pioneer Strengthens Its Position for Library Consortia

Auto-Graphics has been landing an increasing number of consortial contracts for its AGent VERSO ILS, demonstrating its standing as one of the stronger mid-level library automation vendors in the library automation industry. Their newest clients include a large statewide consortium in Tennessee. This project stands as a significant win for Auto-Graphics and also marks the first time that Tennessee has sponsored a statewide library automation initiative. In a phase of library automation where open source automation projects gain considerable attention, it demonstrates that proprietary systems continue to be regarded as viable alternatives.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2005). Auto-Graphics launches ASP digital library product



Auto-Graphics, Inc. News

Thursday Dec 12, 2019

All 227 Press Releases from Auto-Graphics, Inc.

10 most recent items:


October 2, 2019. Agent Information Software (AIFS) Announces Cash Dividend. Agent Information Software (OTC: AIFS) today announced that on July 10, 2019, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. A dividend of $0.025 per common share will be paid on August 30, 2019, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2019. <<more>>


September 2, 2019. AGent Information Software (AIFS) Announces Cash Dividend. Agent Information Software announced that on July 10, 2019, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. A dividend of $0.025 per common share will be paid on August 30, 2019, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2019. Auto-Graphics continues to see growth with their resource sharing product SHAREit, with the addition of two more clients in 2019. <<more>>


August 14, 2019. The New Hampshire State Library has selected Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit, bringing the next generation in resource sharing software to the state. Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been selected by the New Hampshire State Library. The New Hampshire State Library, the oldest state library in the United States, will use SHAREit to support the New Hampshire Automated Information System (NHAIS) which includes the 234 public libraries in the state as well as academic, school, and special libraries. A-G has a strong history of serving statewide systems supported through state libraries. <<more>>


August 9, 2019. AGent Information Software (AIFS) publishes 2019 Second Quarter Earnings. The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., AGent Information Software (AIFS) released the earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2019. Auto-Graphics, Inc., is an industry-leading provider of library platform software. A-G was the first to provide Cloud-based library resource sharing solutions to library consortia. <<more>>


July 13, 2019. Auto-Graphics’ MONTAGE Selected by Southern California Library Cooperative. Auto-Graphics, Inc. announces that Southern California Library Cooperative (SCLC) has purchased MONTAGE for its members. SCLC, one of nine state library systems as defined by the California State Library, serves 39 independent city, county, and library district libraries located in the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. MONTAGE is a part of SCLC’s DigiLab program, a digital archiving and collaboration project, which allows participating members to scan and add their own unique content, in order to publish on a public, digital platform. <<more>>


June 10, 2019. Auto-Graphics, Inc. awarded statewide contract as resource sharing provider by the Department of Public Instruction. Auto-Graphics, Inc., provider of the first Web-based library resource management solution to library consortia and innovative developer of many resource sharing industry “firsts”, announces that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been awarded a sole source letter for 2019-2020 from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This contract award will extend the current partnership with WDPI to over 20 years of AG providing advanced ILL services to their staff and patrons. <<more>>


May 29, 2019. AGent Information Software (AIFS) Publishes 2019 First Quarter Earnings. The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc. (A-G), AGent Information Software (AIFS) today released the earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2019. Auto-Graphics, Inc., is an industry-leading provider of library platform software. A-G was the first to provide Cloud-based library resource sharing solutions to library consortia. <<more>>


May 8, 2019. Auto-Graphics, Inc awarded 6th RFP with Tennessee State Library and Archives. Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been selected by Tennessee State Libraries and Archives. This RFP success marks the 6th time Auto-Graphics has participated in and been awarded a competitive RFP. <<more>>


April 6, 2019. Agent Information Software (AIFS) Publishes 2018 Audited Financials. The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) published their yearend 2018 earnings for Auto-Graphics, Inc., an industry leading library management software provider and the first to provide a web-based library resource management solution for library consortiums. <<more>>


April 24, 2018. Auto-Graphics continues evolving its digital collection solution with the release of MONTAGEdc V2.2. Auto-Graphics announced the latest release of the industry’s easiest to use and most affordable digital collection solution, MONTAGEdc V2.2. MONTAGEdc clients local to the Auto-Graphics’ California headquarters include Chaffey College and the City of Ontario Library. <<more>>