POMONA, CA. — August 21, 2003— Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) is pleased to announce the completion of a database upgrade service for the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).
SAISD contacted Auto-Graphics to request assistance with a project that called for the cleanup and upgrade of their schools' bibliographic data. SAISD serves a student population of approximately 55,000 students and has approximately 800,000 MARC records. 92 schools participated in the database cleanup.
As part of the upgrade service, Auto-Graphics included MARC Record Enrichment. All upgraded MARC records included Fiction/Biography, Summaries and Table of Contents data. In addition, Authority Control processing was also completed during the upgrade process.
"SAISD librarians have worked diligently in maintaining campus collections as well as preparing for this retrospective conversion of MARC records. We anticipate an increase in library usage and material circulation by all students, parents, and educators. We understand that there is still much work ahead but Auto-Graphics, Inc. has maintained their excellent record of service and commitment to us," commented Laura Alfaro, Library Media Services Facilitator.
“Auto-Graphics has a long history serving the Texas school community and we were delighted to be able to assist San Antonio with their database project. The cleanup and upgrade will no doubt allow SAISD to improve the level of service to their students and staff with the enrichment of their bibliographic content,” said Albert Flores, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Auto-Graphics.
The San Antonio Independent School District has the second largest student population of the 15 school districts that are entirely or primarily within the county. It is the ninth largest of Texas' 1,057 school districts. Most of the District is within the city limits of San Antonio, but it also serves parts of the cities of Olmos Park and Balcones Heights and some unincorporated areas of the county. For more information about SAISD visit http://www.saisd.net/.
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. The Company's web site is located at www.auto-graphics.com.