|[September 05, 2012]
Library Management Network in Alabama Selects Auto-Graphics' VERSO ILS™
POMONA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
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
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™ federatd 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
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.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has been a technology innovator for more
than six decades providing data management solutions to customers across
multiple industries. For over 40 years, Auto-Graphics has helped
libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric.
Auto-Graphics' integrated product suite - currently used by more than
5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of VERSO™, a Library
Management Platform; SHAREit™, an interlibrary loan and consortial
borrowing solution; and SEARCHit™, a federated search module. All
products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are
available for On-Premise installation or over the Cloud, via the
Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) hosted delivery model. For more
information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.
© Auto-Graphics, Inc. All rights reserved. VERSO ILS, SHAREit, and
SEARCHit are trademarks of Auto-Graphics, Inc. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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