London, England – April 21, 2004 – BiblioMondo Inc., a leading provider of integrated solutions to the world's public, academic and special libraries, is pleased to announce that the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham and its 15 online libraries have become the first public library in the U.K. to offer the new ZONES interface, so joining the growing network of European institutions to implement BiblioMondo's ZONE-1 library portal.
As a critical part of the library's strategy of enhanced services and personalized access, ZONES brings Rotherham a range of leading-edge public portal technologies designed specifically for the wider audiences and interests of today's growing regional public libraries.
"We are excited to be bringing technologies to our community that answer their needs, enhance the library experience and reinforce our service targets," said Guy Kilminster, Manager Libraries. Museums & Arts. "ZONES is a perfect match for the way we organize our collections online, with different "zones" for different client groups. We are sure our borrowers will have lots of suggestions about how to build on this flexible front-end environment."
"We are pleased to welcome Rotherham to the growing network of ZONES- enabled libraries in Europe," said Jean-Pierre Sakoun, Vice President of BiblioMondo Europe. "We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate the immediate returns this powerful family of technologies promises for today's service-centric libraries, and invite all BiblioMondo customers to take advantage of an onsite demo."
ZONE-1 is the first generation in the ZONES family of products, and represents a universal gateway to the world of Advanced Library Patron Services. A comprehensive self-service library system, ZONE-1 delivers all the functionality of the Concerto Web OPAC, while integrating a powerful arsenal of interactive search and personalization tools that are unique. ZONES is a suite of remarkably user-friendly products, providing a balance of depth, and ease of use, that welcomes computer-shy and technology-savvy users alike. ZONE-1 combines a user-pleasing front-end, with an exceptionally flexible design, for a custom look and feel to suit your library.
About BiblioMondo Inc.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, BiblioMondo provides Integrated Library Automation Solutions to the world's leading public, academic and special libraries, and consortia. With a network of 1400 libraries served by offices in Britain, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada and the United States, BiblioMondo brings to its clients unparalleled global reach, powered by comprehensive local, multilingual support. Our web-centric, multi-platform family of products reaches an estimated 19 million users worldwide.