POMONA, CA. — October 7, 2003 — Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Library (NJSL) has signed an agreement to purchase the AGent TM Authentication and Portal modules. The New Jersey State Library has selected AGent to support and promote the state's strategic plan, “Library Visions 2005”. In September, the state launched its marketing campaign “No Boundaries. No Limits. Know Your Library” to promote the excellence of New Jersey State Library services, including “on demand” information access to all New Jersey residents, available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Additionally, New Jersey residents may now access up to 25 subscription databases at once using the single search technology of AGent.
The New Jersey State Library has chosen the AGent Authentication and Portal Modules to further customize and expand its AGent library management system. With the purchase of the AGentTM Portal module, Auto-Graphics' premier broadcast search tool, NJSL provides the necessary infrastructure to support remote patron access to library services. Previous AGent modules purchased include Resource Sharing and Statistics.
AGent is Auto-Graphics premier library management system that allows users to simultaneously search multiple databases, full-text repositories, the web, and local catalogs through a single search interface, yet view results in their native result screen and format, ensuring copyright compliance. 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.
“This new agreement with Auto-Graphics is a key component in our strategic plan to provide an equity of access to information, resources, and library services to all residents of New Jersey” said Carol Nersinger, Director of the Library Development Bureau. “By partnering with experienced service providers like Auto-Graphics, libraries throughout New Jersey will have access to the tools and resources necessary to serve their patrons with no boundaries and no limits.”
Albert Flores, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Auto-Graphics said, “This is a great opportunity for Auto-Graphics to demonstrate the true power and versatility of our AGent product. We're excited that New Jersey State Library is leveraging its investment and sharing the value and benefits with all state member libraries. With AGent, residents won't have to leave their home or office to obtain 24x7 access to information services.”
The New Jersey State Library (www.njstatelib.org) has offered the highest quality service to its residents for over 200 years. The Library, affiliated with Thomas Edison State College, is aimed at assisting not only the residents, but also the 312 public libraries in the state.
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.