Auto-Graphics, Inc.

July 25, 2006 12:37 ET

Auto-Graphics Adds Citation Support to AGent Search™ Federated Search Product Through Thomson EndNote®, Reference Manager® and ProCite® Software

POMONA & CARLSBAD, CA--(Collegiate Presswire - July 25, 2006) - Auto-Graphics, Inc. (Pink Sheets:AUGR), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 35 years, today announced a product collaboration with Thomson ResearchSoft, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. The collaboration allows AGent Search to export federated search results for use within Thomson ResearchSoft's EndNote, Reference Manager and ProCite citation software. The new feature, called Direct Export, allows AGent Search users -- including students, researchers and other library patrons -- to locate bibliographic data and create accurate bibliographies for curricula vitae, manuscripts, grant proposals, term papers and other publications. AGent Search can now be used by millions of Thomson ResearchSoft's global users in the academic, government and corporate sectors.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Thomson ResearchSoft, to provide a more seamless integration of AGent Search's powerful federated search capability with the rich, citation support features of EndNote, Reference Manager and ProCite," said Paul Cope, president of Auto-Graphics. "This new relationship provides an important stepping stone for Auto-Graphics' entry into new markets, particularly academic and research libraries, helping us gain momentum while adding significant value to our current and future clients. Direct Export is one of several enhancements we plan to make in our goal to continually improve AGent Search to better serve our customers' needs."

Earlier this year, Auto-Graphics re-introduced AGent Search with expanded features. The powerful web services application enables searching across multiple, disparate, free and proprietary content sources simultaneously, while delivering aggregated results. Already in use by more than 5,000 libraries in North America, AGent Search empowers library patrons and staff to easily and efficiently find the
information they seek, while taking less time and effort to manage and use available electronic resources. Libraries equipped with AGent Search can now more effectively meet their students' and patrons' needs for properly and accurately citing those resources.

Direct Export automates the creation of bibliographies for thousands of scholarly publications, helping to save patrons and students time normally spent manually citing resources and increasing the accuracy of citations. The new feature offers a simple one-touch export of search results to any of the three products. Writers save countless hours of typing and understanding the requirements of scholarly publications by simply selecting the publication by name and generating a perfectly formatted document.

"The collaboration between AGent and personal bibliographic software simplifies the research experience for everyone involved -- from faculty members to students at every level," remarked Dave Kochalko, president of Thomson ResearchSoft. "EndNote, Reference Manager and ProCite can streamline and improve the research conducted by Auto-Graphics users, making the information they find easier to use and cite in their published works."

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2005 revenues of $8.7 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:TOC) (TSX:TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development -- from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson scientific information solutions can be found at http://www.scientific.thomson.com/.

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 one of the most comprehensive library automation platforms 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 http://www.auto-graphics.com/.

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