Paris, France – May 20, 2004 – BiblioMondo Inc., a leading provider of integrated solutions to the world's public, academic and special libraries, is pleased to announce that the City Council of Paris has selected BiblioMondo's world-renown PortFolio ILS suite integrated with the complete ZONES line of library portal and Metasearch applications on ORACLE for the Paris Special Libraries Network.
A gateway to a vast holding of some 5.2 million items spanning History, Law, Public Policy, Fine Arts, Film and Tourism, accessible online and through 11 city-wide library service points, the Paris Special Library boasts one of the largest municipal special collections in the world. With a comprehensive products and services package from BiblioMondo, the Paris Special Libraries will operate 300 PortFolio-powered workstations with around-the-clock online access to the catalogue and an array of personalized account, request and Metasearch services via ZONE-1 and ZONE-Pro.
“We are pleased to welcome the Paris Special Libraries to BiblioMondo's expanding network of large municipal library services,” said BiblioMondo's European Vice President, Mr. Jean-Pierre Sakoun. “This exciting new partnership proves once again BiblioMondo's strong product offering and our commitment to bringing innovation and world-class ILS services and support to the world's most important libraries.”
“After a long and extensively documented selection process, we're happy see BiblioMondo rising the clear winner for this major library system bid,” said Paris City Office of Libraries Chief, Mr. Van den Borgh. “They are a company that has shown a consistent focus on service and product quality, as reflected in the many very positive references we received from PortFolio libraries across France and North America.
BiblioMondo will begin Installation of the Paris Special Libraries' new system later this year with the help of integration partner EI Audiovisual.
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.