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Michael Walters
Director of Marketing & Product
Auto-Graphics, Inc.
(909) 569-1544

The Middlebury Public Library Selects VERSO Express
Mobile capabilities and powerful, modern OPAC search features will improve patron experience

ONTARIO, CA. — June 2014 -- Auto-Graphics proudly announces that the Middlebury Public Library has selected Auto-Graphics' VERSO Express. The Middlebury Public Library is migrating from Bibliomation's Evergreen ILS.

"Selecting VERSO Express made sense for the Middlebury Library because it is a cost-effective solution to solving our automation needs. Moreover, because of the additional funds saved by making the switch to VERSO, we are able to maintain existing services, as well as explore and satisfy new needs for the community, such as e-books and mobile technology," said Jo-Ann LoRusso, Library Director of the Middlebury Public Library. "Not only does VERSO Express perform essential circulation and cataloguing functions, but the OPAC has powerful and modern search features."

"The latest version of VERSO shows that Auto-Graphics is in an industry-leading position with mobile capability for both staff and patrons," said Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Auto-Graphics. "All circulation, as well as configuration capability, can now be done on a tablet, and we are excited that VERSO 4 provides staff with complete autonomy to leverage the mobility of tablets for nearly all staff services We are confident that Middlebury’s highly competent staff will benefit from VERSO and their library’s relationship with A-G."

About The Middlebury Public Library
The Middlebury Public Library is staffed by four full-time and four part-time employees and numerous volunteers. Present holdings include more than 67,000 books, periodicals, films, DVDs, CDs, video games, three Kindles, activity bags, puzzles, etc. The Middlebury Public Library completed a major renovation/expansion in November 2013 due to a state grant, public donations, and town funding under the current Library Director Jo-Ann LoRusso. The new construction project consisted of adding a quiet reading area with a fireplace, a teen room, five study rooms, a Café, an additional meeting room, an expanded conference room with kitchenette, and a cataloged Connecticut History and Genealogy Room.

About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto‐Graphics is a technology innovator providing data management solutions to customers across multiple industries. Auto‐Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron‐centric. Auto‐Graphics’ browser based Library Management Platform for patrons and staff – currently used by more than 11,000 libraries in North America – is comprised of VERSO® our integrated library system; SHAREit™ our resource sharing product providing patron‐initiated sharing, circulation based interlibrary loan (using NCIP) and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit™ the company's federated search and discovery module, and MONTAGE their brand new Digital Collection Management software. All products, part of the AG Library Service Platform, are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the more effective Cloud‐based delivery (SaaS ‐ Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit, the Library pAGe blog, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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