FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing & Product
Auto-Graphics' SHAREit™ Selected by Access PA and Health Sciences Libraries Consortium (HSLC)
ONTARIO, Calif. — April 23, 2015 — Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies, and software developed to power libraries, and HSLC, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, proudly announce the selection of Auto-Graphics' SHAREit™, as the statewide resource sharing system.
After a competitive RFP process including resource sharing and interlibrary loan vendors throughout the nation, Auto-Graphics was selected by HSLC to provide the next Interlibrary loan platform for Access PA, one of the oldest ILL implementations in North America. Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit was selected because it meets the needs indicated to HSLC by the Pennsylvania librarians. In switching to the SHAREit ILL platform, HSLC’s objectives for Access PA will be upgraded with a more modern and feature-rich interface for end users with greater search functionality, a more flexible and efficient ILL system, and an increasingly accurate and authoritative union database – significantly enhancing statewide ILL services. Auto-Graphics has adapted the latest software, database, and industry standards to provide HSLC with the most current and leading edge platform available including:
“HSLC is excited to be working with Auto-Graphics on behalf of the residents and library staff throughout Pennsylvania,” 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 are already working on a phased implementation schedule that will train librarians and migrate participating libraries by December 31, 2015.
"Auto-Graphics has a successful history working with the Pennsylvania library community providing authentication and access control via on-demand E-card registration for the POWER Library e-resources, a service within Pennsylvania's Electronic Library. We are pleased to further extend the relationship with Access PA with the implementation of SHAREit. Our newest delivery of SHAREit will undeniably benefit patrons when it comes to discovering and accessing new content." said Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales. "Further, it is exciting for A-G to know that one of the country's largest ILL systems has selected our product because of our ability to grow with them in the future."
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 Pennsylvania. Today Access PA represents a coordinated effort to facilitate resource sharing among libraries throughout Pennsylvania. Access PA is a service of the Pennsylvania Department of Education / Office of Commonwealth Libraries and is managed and supported by HSLC.
HSLC is the nonprofit technology partner of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and has been serving the Pennsylvania 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.
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 www.auto-graphics.com, the Library pAGe blog, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
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