London, England - May 1st, 2003 - BiblioMondo Inc., a leading provider of integrated solutions to the world's public, academic and special libraries, is pleased to announce worldwide availability of Zone-1 to customers of the company's Concerto platform. Zone-1, the first product in the ZONES family of Advanced Library Patron Services, provides an arsenal of Web-enabled search and personalization tools that form the basis of a comprehensive self-service solution for today's user-centric libraries.
"With the launch of Zone-1 Concerto, BiblioMondo establishes itself as the leader of high-quality, front-end user applications," said Humphrey Pickering, Vice President of BiblioMondo Europe. "BiblioMondo is committed to the development of elegant solutions that build user loyalty and demand. In this Internet savvy era, a new generation of library meets a new generation of library user. We're pleased to be helping libraries realize their vision by delivering intelligent technologies to serve this evolving dynamic."
ZONES draws on the power of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), to provide a user friendly set of self-service tools that guide and extend user access within the world's libraries. Zone-1 delivers all the functionality of the Concerto Web OPAC, while integrating four powerful integrated components including LibraryZone, MyZone, KidsZone and SearchZone to deliver an array of high value, high return library patron services. Zone-1 for the PortFolio platform will be unveiled at the upcoming American Library Association conference in Toronto in mid June.
"The announcement of Zone-1 reinforces our ongoing investment in and commitment to the Concerto Platform," said Ian Ferguson, President and CEO of BiblioMondo. "With an expanding pipeline of new tools and applications within the ZONES environment, Concerto customers have a truly open canvas for the development of new services that will enhance their libraries and empower their user communities."
BiblioMondo will be presenting Zone-1 and the complete line of ZONES library products and services this week at stand E20 at the annual Library Information Systems (LiS) conference and exhibition at the Excel Convention Center in London, England.
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.