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Albert Wisner Public Library, Named Best Small Library by the Library Journal in 2016, Modernizes Their Digital Archive Collection with MONTAGEdc™ from Auto-Graphics, Inc.
MONTAGEdc chosen to deliver compelling history as ‘visual eye candy’ to local community and schools
ONTARIO, Calif. — March 30, 2017 – Auto-Graphics, Inc. (auto-graphics.com), a Pioneer in SaaS library automation, announces that the Albert Wisner Public Library, named Best Small Library by the Library Journal in 2016, has completed the modernization of their digital archive collection by upgrading to MONTAGEdc, a more visual and engaging digital archive software system.
Central to the library is its role as the community recorder, recoding the memories and reflections of a rich and proud heritage. The challenge the Albert Wisner Public Library librarians faced was that they needed to make their text-based digital archive collection more visual to create a compelling user experience for their library patrons. A migration to a more modern and efficient digital archive software solution was called for to reinvent the role of the library in the community.
After a competitive search involving six library-marketed digital asset management systems, that required the new modern archive software solution be visually-driven, efficient, easy to use, and affordable, MONTAGEdc™ from Auto-Graphics was chosen. With the selection of MONTAGEdc for their digital asset management archive system, search results are now ‘visual eye candy’ that engage their patrons.
“The Albert Wisner Public Library and the Warwick Historical Society are now positioned to engage and meet the needs of their community, including developing new collaborations with local schools, creating education and engagement opportunities not previously available,” states Sue Gardner, Town of Warwick Deputy Historian, Albert Wisner Public Library. “Search can be performed by anyone-from a visiting kindergartener to a book club member to a curious professor from the local college.”
“Archivists file historical collection materials differently than librarians to strengthen the collective memory they are building with their digital collections,” states Albert Flores, Vice-President of Sales, Auto-Graphics. “That’s why we built an entirely new solution apart from our library software – you don’t have to be an Auto-Graphics ILS customer to modernize your digital collections. MONTAGEdc allows for multiple files to be loaded into a single record, improving findability and increasing customer satisfaction.”
A full case study about the Alfred Wisner Public Library can be accessed here: http://www4.auto-graphics.com/docs/Albert%20Wisner%20Public%20Library%20-%20MONTAGEdc.pdf
About Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Auto-Graphics is the only publicly-traded library software vendor to provide software solutions along with full financial transparency. The company’s nearly seven (7) decades of providing solutions to the markets it serves reflects how well Auto-Graphics has listened to their customer base and stayed abreast of new technologies, continuously reinventing their products and services to help libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The 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®, an integrated public library system (ILS); SHAREit™, a resource sharing product providing patron-initiated sharing, circulation-based interlibrary loan (ILL) using NCIP and consortial borrowing solutions; SEARCHit™, a federated search and discovery module; SLIMS™, a small library information management system, and MONTAGEdc™, a digital asset management (DAM) solution. All products are fully compliant with ISO and NISO standards, and are available through the effective cloud-based delivery (SaaS – Software as a Service) model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Auto-Graphics trades under the stock symbol AIFS. auto-graphics.com.
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