POMONA, CA. — October 15, 2003— Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its 2nd Annual User Group Conference held at the company's Pomona headquarters September 17th-19th, 2003. The Auto-Graphics' User Group is comprised of state level administrators from state consortia programs and academic institutions. These administrators represent a variety of different libraries including state, academic, public, school, and multi-type. During the conference, these key decision makers provided Auto-Graphics with invaluable input and suggestions for future product features.
The main conference topics included the introduction of the all-new AGent 2.0 product release and the first unveiling of the AGent logo that now serves as a visual overview of the product's positioning as a single solution via modular design. Auto-Graphics new corporate website was also unveiled during the conference and was well received by the User Group attendees.
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. 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. The modular systems approach allows users to access the products they need without having to replace products that either still work or in which the users have a great deal invested. Offered as a hosted service or perpetual license, available AGent modules include Authentication, Portal, Resource Sharing (Interlibrary Loan), Cataloging, Statistics, and Circulation.
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.