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Auto-Graphics, EBSCO to Supply Database Access to Library Consortia

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Auto-Graphics, EBSCO to Supply Database Access to Library Consortia

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Auto-Graphics, Inc., a leading supplier of information and database resource systems, has announced an agreement with EBSCO Publishing, a leading commercial database provider. Under the terms of the agreement, EBSCO, using Auto-Graphics' new Impact/ONLINE ACCESS product, will supply library consortia with access to their information databases via the Internet and the World Wide Web.

EBSCO offers remote access to a variety of periodical databases, covering more than 12,000 unique titles. Additionally, EBSCO offers databases with titles specially designed for specific venues such as academic, corporate, public, and school libraries.

"Auto-Graphics is the first library union catalog and interlibrary loan provider to offer commercial database access through the Internet and World Wide Web," said William Kliss, vice president of sales and marketing at Auto-Graphics. "We are dedicated to providing libraries with the tools necessary to allow patrons access to a wide array of information using the convenience of online services."

Impact/ONLINE ACCESS allows library consortia to license commercial databases for all of their member libraries, significantly lowering the cost to each individual library. Moreover, by allowing the use of licensed commercial databases by more patrons and at the same time, database providers benefit from increased revenues.

ACCESS is engineered to provide commercial database providers, like EBSCO, with built-in security facilities. This ensures that only the licensed number of authorized users will be able to search and retrieve information simultaneously from the commercial database. …

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