Editors note: This is the fifth in a series of short articles featuring profiles of organizations that support ALCTS. Vendor profiles are a benefit of sponsorship at the Incunabula and Vellum levels, and do not represent an endorsement of the services or products offered by a company.
Auto-Graphics, Inc. is a library technology company that provides customized information management solutions to meet the needs of the modern, patron-centered library. Founded in 1950, the company provides cost-effective, technologically sophisticated products to clients who create, manage, publish, and access information using the Internet.
AGent is Auto-Graphics library management system that allows users to search multiple databases, full-text repositories, the Web, and local catalogs simultaneously through a single search interface. Modular by design, AGent enhances a librarys technology investment by providing the appropriate infrastructure based on the clients current system architecture and future needs. AGent modules are Web-based with an easy-to-use interface for staff and library patrons and include Authentication, Portal, Resource-Sharing (ILL), Cataloging, Statistics, and Library Automation. Offered as a hosted service or a perpetual license, the AGent suite of integrated products are easy to install, use, and maintain. Based on the Application Service Provider (ASP) model, AGent is fully supported by Auto-Graphics on its server, without the need for expensive maintenance contracts or IT staff.
Auto-Graphics is an active member of ARLs Interlibrary Loan Protocol Implementors Group (IPIG), supports the emerging Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) development to restructure catalog databases, and participates in the work of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). More than 10,000 libraries in North America currently use the companys products and services.