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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.
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 SHAREit®, a Web-based resource sharing solution providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (ILL) using NCIP and consortial borrowing solutions; VERSO®, an integrated public library system (ILS); 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 Web and cloud-based products which are compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available via a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription. For more information, please visit please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Auto-Graphics trades under the stock symbol AIFS.
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