POMONA, CA. and SOMERDALE, NJ – June 6, 2007 – Auto-Graphics, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGR) (Pink Sheets: AUGR.PK), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for more than 35 years and Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), today announced a technology partnership to provide a cost effective patron self-checkout solution through AGent VERSO, Auto-Graphics' integrated library system (ILS). The product integration will provide Auto-Graphics customers with the option to implement and administer LAT's products including FlashScan, an automated intelligent checkout system and allCIRC, an automated vault for CD/DVD collections with built-in patron self-checkout system directly through AGent VERSO.
"Due to recent consolidation in the marketplace, the ILS community has faced limited and costly options for implementing much needed patron self-checkout systems," said Oleg Boyarsky, President and CEO of LAT. "This technology partnership will provide libraries with significantly more functionality and increased capability, at a lower cost."
The integrated self-checkout system will allow patrons to go directly to an LAT kiosk, input their library card number and check out an item. The kiosk will interface with AGent VERSO, allowing patrons to initiate all appropriate authentication to check out an item within AGent VERSO. This technology integration provides a cost effective solution to free up staff time for libraries that may be facing such challenges as increased patron usage and growing collections, without an increase in library staff.
"Technology partnerships such as this allow us to provide our library customers with innovative standards-based alternatives focused on patron ease-of-use at a cost significantly lower than the alternatives," commented Paul Cope, president of Auto-Graphics.
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 most comprehensive library automation platform available today, allowing 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.auto-graphics.com.
About Library Automation Technologies Inc
Library Automation Technologies Inc., (LAT) founded in 2001 has installations in hundreds of libraries throughout United States. LAT's sole mission is to help libraries and data centers to work better, smarter and more securely. LAT's innovation earned the firm the coveted "#1 Fastest Growing in South Jersey, 2005" by the Philadelphia Business Journal, as well as a "Finalist in the Family Business of the Year, 2006" award presented by Fairleigh Diskinson College. LAT further continues its growth expanding into automation and security fields for Corporate IT and Retail sectors.