MONTREAL, CANADA - OCTOBER 22, 2002. BiblioMondo today announced Zone-1 the first member of the ZONES family of library applications designed to meet the ever-growing demand for state-of-the-art library services. ZONES uses the latest in Internet portal technology and provides libraries and their patrons with easy to use, highly functional applications. Zone-1 is available on BiblioMondo's Concerto platform and soon to be released on the PortFolio platform.
BiblioMondo designed ZONES and Zone-1 with the belief that modern libraries need to stimulate new demand by providing highly attractive and personalized services to their patrons. ZONES focuses on providing libraries with self-service features to attract new patrons and care for its existing user base. ZONES is multilingual and integrates fully with the existing BiblioMondo library systems product set.
"Like every business and institution, libraries have felt the impact and change brought on by the Internet. It has fundamentally altered our way of thinking and accumulating knowledge," said Mr. Ian Ferguson, president and CEO, BiblioMondo.
"Zone-1 is customizable by the library and is also personalized to the patron. We have packaged in Zone-1 the most requested features of a personalized self-service library system. It is easy to use, will satisfy even the most Internet savvy patrons yet most patrons will require little or no assistance in becoming proficient and creative with the system," added Mr. Ferguson.
ZONES services are web-centric, use Internet portal technology and Customer Relationship Management concepts and are available from anywhere, at anytime and from any browser inside and outside the library.
BiblioMondo is a world-renowned Library Information Systems provider with operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany. Our web-centric multi platform and multilingual set of products manage operations in over 1400 Public, Corporate and Academic libraries worldwide reaching 19 million users. Many of the world's largest libraries and consortia run BiblioMondo products.