POMONA, CA. — March 24, 2004— A-G Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) is proud to announce that AGent has won the Canadian e-Content Award in the Best Content Management Software category. The award was presented yesterday at the e-Content Award gala at the Holiday Inn on King Street in Toronto. The gala, part of the e-Content Institute's annual Information Highways Conference, was followed by a live auction in support of the Starlight Children's Foundation.
The Canadian e-Content Awards are sponsored by the e-Content Institute and were created to recognize and honour innovative development of electronic content products and services for use by Canadian organizations and individuals. The Judging Committee was made up of a panel of experts and professional users of electronic content.
AGent is A-G Canada's premier library management system that allows users to simultaneously search multiple databases, full-text repositories, the Web, and local catalogues through a single search interface. Modular by design, AGent makes one's technology investment work by providing the right level of infrastructure based on the client's current system architecture and future needs. Optional modules and features can be added to libraries interested in further customizing and expanding their library management systems. All AGent modules are 100% web-based with an unparalleled easy-to-use interface for staff and library patrons.
“These products have been recognized for their quality, innovation, value, and importance to the Canadian market. The software allows libraries to maximize the usage of expensive subscription databases and, as a result, provides better access to a greater range of resources,” commented Heather Wilson, chair of the 2004 Judging Committee.
“We're ecstatic and honoured that our AGent portal with its sophisticated searching capabilities has won the Content Management Category for the 2003 Canadian e-Content Awards. We look forward to providing future innovative products that will benefit the e-content community,” stated Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Auto-Graphics.
The Canadian e- Content Awards recognize and honour electronic content products that demonstrate innovation in facilitating knowledge creation and e-business processes for the Canadian e-content community. These products support access to strategic, timely information, encourage knowledge sharing, enhance user productivity and contribute to competitive advantage. Award categories cover content and software products that facilitate the delivery of information in text, graphic, sound and/or video formats. Content may be accessible to multiple users via enterprise networks, intranets, public Web sites, portals, and mobile devices or via standalone terminals.
A-G Canada Ltd., located in Toronto, Ontario, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Auto-Graphics, Inc. and provides library resource sharing technology to hundreds of Canadian libraries. Auto-Graphics provides resource sharing and portal software services to clients who create, manage, publish and access information using the Internet. Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics has played a leading role in translating the rapid developments in computer and data processing technology into advanced products and services that are used by more than 10,000 libraries in North America. Visit A-G Canada's Web site at www.ag-canada.com.