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Library Management Network in Alabama Selects Auto-Graphics' VERSO ILS™
Multi-type Consortium Increases Patron and Student Services While Lowering Costs
POMONA, CA. — September 5, 2012 -- Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies, and services that enable libraries to provide personalized access to physical and digital collections, today announced that the Library Management Network (LMN) has selected VERSO ILS™ to replace its Innovative Interfaces Millennium system for 13 libraries in 10 counties across north Alabama. This multi-type consortium consisting of academic, public, and high school libraries has chosen Auto-Graphics’ cloud based implementation which provides full system support and maintenance and includes real-time upgrades and product enhancements. In addition to being selected through a formal RFP process, Auto-Graphics worked with LMN to conduct comprehensive speed testing to ensure that system performance would not be affected by switching from an on-premise installation to the cloud based implementation.
“VERSO ILS is flexible enough to allow our member libraries to maintain their individuality through widgets and settings while still fully cooperating with the group,” said Charlotte Moncrief, system coordinator of LMN. “We anticipate that by migrating systems we will see a large cost savings while also providing access to new technologies like federated searching.”
LMN libraries will not only receive VERSO ILS’s robust modules including circulation, cataloging, and SmartReports, they will also benefit from streamlined access to content through the SEARCHit™ federated search module. SEARCHit will eliminate the need to log into multiple systems to access content and will allow patrons, students, and staff to make use of a single username and password to search and access available resources such as library catalogs, eBooks, and electronic databases including the online databases, magazines, journals, and newspaper articles provided through the Alabama Virtual Library.
“We are pleased to provide libraries throughout Alabama with cutting edge library management technology that makes full use of Auto-Graphics’ exceptional consortial ILS capabilities designed for multi-type library environments,” said Albert Flores, vice president of sales at Auto-Graphics.
About Library Management Network, Inc.
Library Management Network, Inc. is Alabama’s oldest and most unique library consortium. It has provided superior expertise and library automation support to its members in a cooperative consortium environment since 1983. The consortium was formed to provide shared library automation services and resource sharing among its’ member libraries. The focus has been, and remains, to maintain a common, shared database of quality to assist member libraries in providing information services to their communities. For more information about Library Management Network, Inc., visit www.lmn.lib.al.us.
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Auto-Graphics is the only publicly-traded library software vendor to provide software solutions along with full financial transparency. The company’s nearly seven (7) decades of providing solutions to the markets it serves reflects how well Auto-Graphics has listened to their customer base and stayed abreast of new technologies, continuously reinventing their products and services to help libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The 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®, an integrated public library system (ILS); SHAREit™, a resource sharing product providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (ILL) using NCIP and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit™, a federated search and discovery module; SLIMS™, a small library information management system, and MONTAGEdc™, a digital asset management (DAM) solution. All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the effective cloud-based delivery (SaaS - Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Auto-Graphics trades under the stock symbol AIFS.
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