POMONA, CA. – February 22, 2006 – Auto-Graphics, Inc. (AUGR.PK), a pioneer and leading provider of library automation solutions for over 35 years, today announced a partnership with the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD), an Internet-based acquisition, research, and reference service, to provide content enrichment solutions for SchoolCAT, Auto-Graphics' cataloging product serving K-12 school libraries. SchoolCAT subscribers now have the option to directly purchase these value-added services and receive the product's expanded capability, including access to an additional one million quality MARC records. Librarians, teachers, and parents can now fully examine CLCD materials prior to making a purchase, ensuring that K-12 students receive the highest quality literary resources possible.
With CLCD, SchoolCAT now provides subscribers with access to reviews, reading measurement scores, links to author/illustrator information, best book list entries, Horn Book Guide ratings, awards, honors & prize entries, state/provincial reading lists, correlations to SOLs, and curriculum tools. In addition, librarians, teachers, and parents can view over 300,000 reviews of children's books, multimedia, audio books, and more, from 35 sources. CLCD content also includes over 400,000 entries that identify national, state, and international awards back to the first Newbery award issued in 1922; more than 100 best books lists; and all state/provincial reading lists.
"We are delighted to partner with Auto-Graphics to provide numerous quality reviews, MARC records and access to nearly 700,000 value added listings to improve the service offerings for Auto-Graphics' SchoolCAT product," stated Marilyn Courtot, President of CLCD. "CLCD provides SchoolCAT with record content enrichment to help teachers, librarians, childcare providers, and parents make appropriate literary choices for children and young adults."
"This product collaboration expands our SchoolCAT offering from a powerful cataloging tool to a comprehensive literary selection tool, helping to positively impact the quality of K-12 education," stated Paul Cope, Auto-Graphics' President. "The measurement parameters of programs such as Accelerated Reader, Degrees of Reading Power, Lexile, and Reading Counts are incorporated into the bibliographic records, ensuring that school librarians have the most complete information possible."
About Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
The Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is an Internet based acquisition, research, and reference service that offers 1,000,000 downloadable MARC records and more than 300,000 reviews of children's materials from 35 sources such as VOYA, Kirkus, Booklist, and ALAN. CLCD also contains 400,000 entries for awards, prizes, state and provincial reading lists, and 110,000 author/illustrator links - all full-text searchable - 37,000 book jackets, and much more. For more information, please visit the CLCD home page at www.childrenslit.com.
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 the past 35 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. Its flagship solution, AGent, is the one of the most comprehensive library automation platforms available today, allowing to libraries of any size manage, share and search their resources. The AGent integrated product suite – currently used by more than 5,000 libraries in North America – comprises a complete ILS system for public libraries; a robust ILL solution for consortial entities and member libraries; and a powerful federated search solution for both public and academic libraries. For more information, please visit www.autographics.com.