POMONA, CA. -- August 3, 2009. Auto-Graphics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AUGR), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 36 years, today announced a strategic partnership with Amigos Library Services, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to serving libraries primarily in the southwestern United States. The partnership provides Amigos Library Services with distribution rights to Auto-Graphics' AGent suite of library automation solutions, which includes AGent Resource Sharing, a robust interlibrary loan (ILL) and consortial borrowing solution, and AGent VERSO, a complete integrated library system (ILS). In addition, Amigos library members that select an Auto-Graphics product will receive AGent Iluminar, the new Flex-based patron user interface that provides a more visual and interactive user experience to facilitate social networking, effortless navigation and "drag and drop" customization capabilities for an improved user experience and administrative workflow.
"We are proud to be able to offer our member libraries products and services from a company like Auto-Graphics, which is an industry-leader in providing customized ILS, ILL and Resource Sharing solutions for libraries," said Robert Watkins, associate executive director at Amigos. "Auto-Graphics' commitment and dedication to the library field closely matches that of Amigos Library Services, and we are looking forward to a successful partnership that benefits Amigos' member libraries throughout the Southwest."
Amigos member libraries benefit from the rich depth and breadth of the non-profit's member discount consultation and training programs, which are designed to promote library cooperation and resource sharing and to strengthen libraries as leaders in their communities. These libraries will now have the opportunity to purchase Auto-Graphics library automation solutions, which are currently used in more than 6,000 libraries across North America, with consulting and training support provided by Amigos library system.
"We look forward to working with a trusted partner like Amigos Library Services by co-biding strategic RFP opportunities for state and regional projects," commented Paul Cope, president of Auto-Graphics. "We see this effort as a way to expand in a new region by offering the local library communities cutting edge automation solutions from a trusted partner with whom they are already familiar and who is aware of their needs."
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 over 36 years, Auto-Graphics has helped libraries of all sizes become more efficient and patron-centric. The AGent integrated product suite - currently used by more than 6,000 libraries in North America - is comprised of AGent Iluminar a next generation patron user interface; AGent VERSO a complete integrated library system; AGent Resource Sharing a robust interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing solution; and AGent Search a powerful federated search application. AGent products are standards-compliant, built with an open systems architecture and are available via the Software as a Service (SaaS) hosted delivery model. For more information, please visit www.auto-graphics.com.
About Amigos Library Services
The Amigos Membership consists of over 750 libraries and cultural heritage institutions, located primarily in the southwestern United States. The mission of Amigos is to provide innovative services to libraries, promote library cooperation and resource sharing, strengthen libraries as leaders in their communities and support libraries as education and information providers. For more information, please visit www.amigos.org.