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Director of Marketing & Product
Auto-Graphics Fully Integrates with MeLCat in Nine Libraries with Many More to Come
Libraries throughout state of Michigan are integrating with Auto-Graphics' integrated library system (ILS), VERSO®
ONTARIO, CA. — May 30, 2014 -- Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading provider of tools, technologies and software developed to power libraries, proudly announces the full integration of VERSO®, Auto-Graphics' integrated library system (ILS), with Michigan's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system, MeLCat, in nine libraries. Additionally, many more Michigan libraries are soon expected to be fully integrated with VERSO.
Auto-Graphics was the second vendor in the state to fully complete all testing and implementation.
The integration of VERSO and MeLCat allows local libraries to communicate with MeLCat through NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, or NCIP. Furthermore, the integration of VERSO and MeLCat is fully in production and NCIP is used daily.
Finally, the integration of VERSO and MeLCat is expected to significantly decrease costs for libraries. "The two systems will interact in a manner that creates less labor costs and improves the efficiency of the library. For example, local rural public libraries that often are understaffed will be able to re-task their limited resources to front desk, inventory management or other patron (customer) facing duties which improves the rural libraries ability to serve the public at large," said Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Auto-Graphics.
For more information on the full integration of VERSO and MeLCat, or to schedule a demonstration of VERSO, please contact Albert Flores at (909) 569-1502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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