POMONA, CA - May 11, 2011 - Auto-Graphics, Inc.,a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for 40 years, announced today that the State Education Resource Center (SERC) Library in Connecticut has selected Auto-Graphics' AGent Search to provide federated searching of up to 45 resources. SERC is a nonprofit agency primarily funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education that provides professional development and information dissemination in the latest research and best practices to educators, service providers, and families throughout the state, as well as job-embedded technical assistance and training within schools, programs, and districts.
"AGent Search allows us to really extend the walls of our library. The public will now be able to access electronic resources outside of the physical library from home, school or work," said Donna-Lee Rulli, library systems administrator at SERC Library. "Our goal is to introduce our users to the full breadth and depth of resources that they have available to them through the SERC Library. Oftentimes, users search the same resources again and again without realizing all their options, I hope to hear a lot of - A-ha, I didn't know they had this!"
SERC Library currently uses Auto-Graphics' AGent VERSO, integrated library system (ILS) to manage their resources and the AGent Iluminar user interface to improve patron information discovery and service delivery. All AGent products are delivered via the Software as a Service delivery model, which provides full system support and maintenance. In addition, SERC Library's catalog is searchable by iCONN, Connecticut's Research Engine, powered by AGent Resource Sharing, Auto-Graphics' interlibrary loan (ILL) and consortial borrowing solution. The addition of AGent Search will increase information discovery by providing a platform for users to search their library's catalog and the full range of electronic resources simultaneously, and to then navigate through the combined result set. Furthermore, it will provide library staff with the ability to generate reports and view activity on all resources from a single reporting facility.
"SERC Library is a great example of a customer fully leveraging the benefits of the AGent integrated suite of products," commented Albert Flores, vice president of sales and marketing at Auto-Graphics. "By using AGent's full suite of products, SERC Library will benefit from streamlined administration, improved workflow, greater visibility and return on investment from licensed content, as well as real-time access to powerful reporting across all resources."
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has been a technology innovator for more than five decades, providing data automation solutions to customers across multiple industries. For 40 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The AGent integrated product suite - currently used by more than 5,500 libraries in North America - is comprised of AGent Iluminar a next generation patron user interface; AGent VERSO a complete integrated library system; AGent Resource Sharing a robust interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and AGent Search a powerful federated search application. AGent products are standards-compliant, built with an open systems architecture and are available via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.